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#1 Feb 08 2011 at 9:50 AM Rating: Good
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I'm a long time player, used to be a raider, then semi retired from that. Used to use Profit, then left the game for a short while to go play Aion and STO, returned to EQ2 for a while now. But no longer use Profit. I had heard the games many patches and such were interfering with profit making it so it's users couldn't even play at times. So I figured since it's having troubles, and I'm no longer seriously raiding maybe I'll just hold off on reinstalling profit, and look for something else that might be working better.

I guess what my question is. How is profit working for those of you who are using it? Is there another UI that people are using now instead of profit? Or do you have any other advice/comments on this subject that would be useful to know?

I'm in a relatively small newer guild now, and we are starting to **** around with raiding some, and I figure I had better get a profit/like UI again for raiding, thats an improvement over the standard EQ2 UI. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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#2 Feb 08 2011 at 12:00 PM Rating: Good
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I do currently use Profit, and it works fine. gm9 no longer updates it, but another person has taken over and keeps it updated when big UI changes do happen.

A big appeal was the 'click to cure' that it had, and that is in game now as well. However I keep it for the quick group/raid buttons. Nothing like being able to heal, buff, deaggro, or whatever your class wants those buttons for (my sk loves using intercept for that reason).

Now, I'm not saying to immediately go and install it, perhaps you are fine with the default and thats great. But if you were used to it (or just terribly miss it) go ahead and reinstall. I'm not a professional with it by any means but if you do have any issues, or have more specific questions feel free to post them here or pm me and I will try my best to find answers for you.

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#3 Feb 08 2011 at 12:07 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah I had first started to use it on my 2 healers when I was raiding with them. The clicky buttons to cure was a must to be successful. Now the standard in game UI has that, so it's had me wonder if even getting profit again would even be worth it. Some features of profit I actually didn't care for.

Edited, Feb 8th 2011 2:16pm by blakkmantis
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#4 Feb 08 2011 at 3:42 PM Rating: Good
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Somebody on the EQ2 forums suggested a UI called Drums UI. I've looked into it, and it looks great. Before trying it, I would like to find others who have been using this, and see what they say about it. Looks promising tho, for anyone else looking into going to a custom UI.

Look into Drums UI here http://www.eq2interface.com/downloads/info4961-v1.21.html
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#5 Feb 08 2011 at 5:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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blakkmantis wrote:
Somebody on the EQ2 forums suggested a UI called Drums UI. I've looked into it, and it looks great. Before trying it, I would like to find others who have been using this, and see what they say about it. Looks promising tho, for anyone else looking into going to a custom UI.

Look into Drums UI here http://www.eq2interface.com/downloads/info4961-v1.21.html

I used to use default until the GU last year that added the huge SC riddled xp bar.

I now use some pieces from DrumsUI, like the xp bar, hotkey bars, player and group windows, quest journal, yadda. I enjoy that those trim down the excess stuff that's gotten added on to the default ui over the past year, and especially the xp bar for its classic xp bar style and displaying all three at one time. The game menu stat bar thing is pretty cool as well, it's very customizable so you can have it show lots of character info or just a little bit.

There were some things I didn't like when I tried the full DrumsUI:
*Too many icons on maps (I use EQ2Maps as well, but Drums added even MORE icons and changed how I was used to some, such as zone outs, appeared)
*The shadows behind text on the chat windows were always off by default when you loaded in a char (however, I did like that you could still read what was being chatted while zoning)
*Some icons were too tiny, such as in the merchant window or the inventory/bank/bag slots. This caused me headaches due to my vision (got an astigmatism and get headaches easily from small icons or blurry text), but for a minimalist approach most may like it. That's really more of a personal issue for me, my husband uses some of those ui pieces and likes them.

Overall it's a nice UI, I think. Has a default UI feel but is customizable. Or, if you're picky like me, choose the pieces you like and just use those. ;)

*Disclaimer: I've never used, nor seen, what Profit UI looks like, so I have no idea how it compares.
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