Okay, hate's not the right word. I've been out of the modding community for a little while guys, and a friend of mine is looking for a FlexBar like mod. I said that there used to be one (Originally by Rowne, I think?) that was quite awesome, super-powerful, highly efficient, and better than FlexBar in every way.
Then I went and looked, and I couldn't find it.
I forget the name, of course.
Anyone willing to help me out? What's the current state of an action-bar customization in the ace world? I don't trust non-ace work. :)
Hate Flexbar? Nope it has been the center of my UI for as long as I can remember. I'm going to cry when TBC comes out and I wont be able to recreate my UI. But the Flexbar team is working on a new mod worked from the ground up made with Ace2 so we will see.
I actually loved it myself, until I came to no longer need it. But don't be surprised if you can't maintain much of your UI in TBC Dayrth - I'm no expert on the API, but I can follow along a fair ways, and the functionality being folded into it to balance the removal of "smart" features is really very powerful and flexible.
I use FlexBar and have been using it for about 2 years now. It is so good.
The main problem I see with other bar mods is that they don't let you set up your events the way you want, and assume that you only want 12 bars swapped when you change stances/forms. flexbar lets you for example, swap 13 buttons when you change stances.
I used Flexbar for 2 years or so. I finally abandoned it on my main character (Warlock) and switched to Bongos for her (my other chars had been using Bongos for a while) with the advent of Sprocket, as the on-demand radial selection menus let me eliminate a bunch of buttons and some of the minor scripting functionality I used FlexBar for.
Oh, bugger. I kept meaning to get round to testing it out properly, seemed pretty nifty.
The feature from TrinityButtons I'm really interested in is the ability to take buttons from one bar and add them to another. I use some bars for just a few little items I want in one corner of the screen, and I'd really like a couple more buttons on certain bars but have to do without at the moment (or completely redo stuff).
TrinityButtons is very nice for most things so far will be interesting when TBC goes live to see how well they stack up to what people make. Really like the fact that I have only 6 buttons in zerker but then i have 14 in defensive hehe. Use it for autobar in a way to not as powerful I suppose but works nicely for me. With the way TBC lets you bind keys it's very flexible.