Something I’ve always found amusing is looking back at how my old screen shots snd laughing at how genuinely terrible my UI used to be. In my Hunter 101 post on setting up your UI, I explain why it’s important to have certain things in certain places to maximize your efficiency while playing.
This is my current UI. I use ElvUI with several modifications to the default setup. I’ve really streamlined my UI at this point… I barely use any addons anymore, just Serenity, Recount, Quartz, Miks Scrolling Battle Text, Omen, and DBM. Serenity is still the only addon I consider to be completely essential. If I could only have two addons, I’d pick Serenity and NeedToKnow.
Behind the cut, follow me on a journey through the fairly embarrassing evolution of my UI.
Aside from keybinds, macros are probably the most important thing you could ever learn to do in this game. Macros combine various moves into one keypress to maximize the usefulness of your abilities by making your action bars cleaner and more efficient.
In this post I will give you a list of useful Hunter macros and give you the basic tools to write your own!
There are some people who can play this game using their keyboard to turn and click the abilities on their action bar. I am not one of those people, and I’d be willing to bet that very few people in the top raiding guilds/arena teams don’t use keybinds.
Keybinds are essential to being a successful player and you don’t need a fancy gaming keyboard and mouse to utilize them. I’ve been playing with a simple two-button mouse that I bought for $20 at Walmart for years. My keyboard is the basic keyboard that came with my computer six years ago. I got a brand new desktop computer about 7 months ago and I’m still using that six year old keyboard. Sure, I’d like to get one of those fancy gaming mice with the buttons on the side, I’m sure that would improve my game considerably. But you don’t NEED one. And frankly, I just can’t bring myself to spend almost $100 on a mouse.