By coinsidence, I just came across an AddOn, that I really cherish when I quest, and it is simply fantastic, I think. Chances are, if you like my site, then you might also like this AddOn, so here is a shout out for it – as well as for one other AddOn I started using lately. 🙂
The one I did not know about before, is called Immersive.
It basically lets you hide everything on your screen, have it fade away, so you have less clutter, while still being able to perfectly fine use your spells (which are macroed, keybound and such – or you can choose to just have one action bar shown, too).
I adore it.
For a long time my Interface has looked fine and all, but I’ve been wanting less clutter for a while.
But enter Immersive!
This is more or less how my screen would look normally with the standard UI.
But with Immersive it looks like this. (I could really hide my raid frames too, but Immersive cannot do that, I have to do it manually, and forgot for this screenshot)
What is so neat about this is, that there is a lot of options to customize it, and it’s all pretty straight forward. It works with the default Blizzard UI; Another thing I really like – because if there is one thing that can get me all fired up, its broken AddOns on patch day, especially Action Bars.
You notice I have chosen to hide almost everything when I quest, including the Minimap. It is so easy to just get tempted and look at that all the time when navigating around, but like this, I force myself to actually notice more of my surroundings which is awesome – instead of staring at the map for quest objectives.
This might also explain to those I quest with, why I often wander about and seem somewhat “lost” lately :p I literally don’t always know where I am going.
Here you can see various options in the AddOn, when you want to hide what – its all very much down to what you want to hide; want it to appear in combat or be hidden all the time, etc.
Lots of options to chose from.
What is very great about it too is, that you can chose to simply hide your interface but have it show, if you just hover over it. So it’s always at your disposal, if you suddenly find yourself needing something that is not keybound and such.
Here you can, as an example, see the Chat Window; I just hovered over it, and it appears – and I can click to open the whispers etc. I might have missed out on.
They show as a teeny tiny square in the bottom of the screen.
I have chat hidden too, so I wont get distracted – another explanation for why it might take me time to respond from time to time 🙂
It’s just beyond great. 🙂
The other AddOn I want to show, is for questing, and it’s simply called Immersion.
I used to quest using an AddOn called Storyline, which I really like too, but now I am giving Immersion a go. And so far it sure is growing on me.
It replaces the original questing interface with this.
This AddOn is also great for finetuning it to your personal needs, and a video exists to show how it works here.
What I really like about it is, that it makes me feel as if I “interact” way more with the NPCs, than the standard question interface – and having just a little portion of the quest text at the time makes me slow down too. Which is quite handy, since I just begun questing in Pandaria, and they keep telling me to “slow down” anyway! (I never quested there before, so 🙂 )
Extra – Since I did mention Storyline above:
If you like Immersion as a questing AddOn, but are looking for something that “takes up more room on your screen in a good way”, there is also one called Storyline, which is brilliant.
I have used that for a very long time too. Great video about it here:
On a totally random note; Did you know that those Darkmoon Faire…Things. Now I forgot their name…Dance Sticks!
You can buy them at the new concert! Anyway, did you know, that they work in all our forms? Including the Orca?!
An Orca on the dance floor (/water) having a blast, can you imagine?
Druids are just too awesome. As a Stag and Raven we hold it in our mouth instead.
Anyway…I hope you will enjoy these AddOns as much as I do, and wish you a great day, thank you so much for visiting 🙂