macro's/binds > mods
Care to elaborate?
Yeah, basically what moe said. If you cant use the tools given then stop sucking or quit the game.
For example; I was in an hardcore raiding guild in wow a while back, we were the 8th US guild to clear Black Temple and we took raiding very seriously so everyone used addons. One night one of our main healers happened to have reformated his computer earlier that day and logged in late for a raid with no mods installed. He was used to using this healermod(can't remember what its called) that made it so easy to play the game I can't imagine how he didn't get bored. Basically we wiped like three times(he was our MH and couldn't even keep the tank alive through the first boss) before we made him install the addon while the whole raid waited because he was ******** about not having it. His noobyness was revealed to everyone... he could only play well if he was sucking on that healer mods tit. And that made me realize you can only know the true skill of a player if there UI is completely vanilla because these mods can really do ridiculous things.
It basically was a giant grid of the raid and it told you who needed what by color code and all he had to do was left click on their name/box and it would automatically choose the most efficient heal to use on them and right click to cleanse them. So while the rest of the raid was actually trying, he was playing whack-a-mole healer and coming off like a superstar when he actually sucked really bad without that particular addon. There ARE a few mods that I think are "ok" though, the ones that only help with raid coordination and communication but even those shouldn't be a necessity.
My point is almost
anything a mod can do for you, you can do for yourself with a macro and a key bind. IMO mods like that particular one are for people that are either lazy or just ain't got the skills, or both. And when I say "skills" I mean memorizing key bind locations and knowing the precise time to push them... which isn't a hard task to begin with. Edited, Dec 13th 2010 4:05pm by seacorb Edited, Dec 13th 2010 4:47pm by seacorb