Wow Ace Review

August 21, 2006

Couple more Fubar addons Reviews

Filed under: Reviews — Thirsterhall @ 5:14 am

This time a have a couple of FuBar addons for ya. TopScore and ToFu.  Neither addon fits into the must have type of category.  However both and nice little utility type addons that are part of my list of addons.

TopScore keeps track of you top hits both diacriticals and normal.  It also tracks your heals for you support chars out there.

TuFu is a flight timer so you’ll know if you have enough just enough time to grab a cold one before the bird is going to land or enough time to brew a pot of coffee, take a nature break and do a little on-line shopping.

August 15, 2006

Clique Review Posted

Filed under: Reviews — Thirsterhall @ 12:44 am

As the title says my review of Clique has been posted. Link
I’ve debated about either getting a lot of short reviews posted just to get some stuff out there or taking some time and writing fuller more complete reviews. Clique simply deserved a longer more complete review thus it took a bit longer to get done. Hope you enjoy it.

August 14, 2006

Memory Usage in WoW

Filed under: Site News, WoW — Thirsterhall @ 12:10 am

This past week I was reviewing one of those show us your UI posts and ran across a nice liking SS.  One of the most impressive parts was the performance monitor that shows under 13mb and 0 kb growth.  I thought dam I try to me my UI mem usage as low as possible and growth down to avoid garbage collection but I no way near that.

The post also including the list of addons he was using so I though I’d try it out and then tweak the final list of addons to my tast.  After downloading and installing most but not all of the addons listed in the post I logged into WoW and and my jaw just about hit my keyboard.  My memory usage was around 20mb and 3-4 kb growth.  It just didn’t make any sense.

I knew the guy who posted the SS and list of addons he wasn’t the type to lie and try to trick ppl so what the heck as going on.  Why was he getting under 13mb while I was sitting at 20mb and growing and I was using fewer addons than he was?  While I pondered this over I logged on my lower level mage that to work on a few quests and my jaw just missed my keyboard again.  My mem usage was under 13mb, 12.4mb to be exact, and showed 0kb increase.  I ran around a bit and even went out a killed a few things.  My memory stood rock solid at 12.4/0kb.  So he wasn’t lying after all.

So now the quest was why was my druid getting 20mb usage while my mage was sitting pretty at 12.4.  Then it dawned on me my druid was sitting in IF and my mage was out in Redridge mountains.  Could it be something as simple as location?  So I took druid out to someplace quieter and log out and back in.  POOF my mem was now at 12.4/0.  However as soon as I approached anything too busy like a major town it quickly worked it’s way back up to 20.

So the moral of the story is just like real estate keep you eye on 3 things at all times location, location, location.

Another interesting thing I found is you can’t go back to someplace quite and do a garbage collection to get back down to the lower memory numbers.  You have to reload your interface or log out and back in again.

August 11, 2006

Minimalist

Filed under: Reviews — Thirsterhall @ 2:36 am

New review of Minimalist posted along with screen shots.

Screenshots finaly

Filed under: Site News — Thirsterhall @ 1:44 am

I finaly got around to taking a few screenshots in game.

OneBag and FuBarQuestsFu have been updated with a few pics.

August 9, 2006

Ratings

Filed under: Site News — Thirsterhall @ 12:33 am

I’m going to start adding a rating to addons based on the following

star0.gif– Broken addon, addon doesn’t work or otherwise not worth downloading.

star1.gif– Addon works but has bugs, not ready for regular use.

star2.gif– Addon works as advertised, some bugs, use at your own risk.

star3.gif– Addon works as advertised no bugs noticed.

star4.gif– Addon is recommended as a top choice in its category.

star5.gif– Addon is a must have I really wouldn’t consider playing WoW without it.

Most addons should fall into the 3-4 star range.  A 0 star addon is basically totally broken as of the time of the review.  1-2 star addons are buggy and no ready for prime time yet.  A 5 star addon is an addon I simply won’t play WoW without.  There arn’t many 5 star addons out there IMHO.  Even though I play with 40+ addons on a regular basis not many are must have’s in and of themselvs.  Often I could substitute another addon for the one I’m currently using and be just as happy.  In that case both addons would be 4 star addons.

August 8, 2006

IE don’t work :(

Filed under: Site News — Thirsterhall @ 10:21 pm

I’ve been using Firfox pretty much exclusivly as I’ve been working on this site.  I just happened to access it from another computer that doesn’t have Firfox on it (work computer) and noticed the navagation bars arn’t working in IE :(.  Sorry about that guys.  I guess I need to find anther way to navagate to the reviews.

Some more reviews up

Filed under: Reviews — Thirsterhall @ 5:36 am

I need to take some screen shots of the addons today if I get a chance but I at least have a few more reviews to look over.

Fubar – including the starter plugins from ckknight
FuBar_CombatantsFu
FuBar_CorkFu
FuBar_QuestsFu

OneBag Review

Filed under: Reviews — Thirsterhall @ 12:35 am

Got my first ace addon review done. One bag has been around a long time now and just keeps getting better. I still need to add a few screen shots to the review.

OneBag Review

SVN How to

Filed under: Site News — Thirsterhall @ 12:32 am

I wrote up a little SVN howto. It talks a bit about when SVN is and gives a simple step by step example of downloading an addon and how to updated it.

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