So, I have a conundrum. And it has to do with addons.
I don’t use them. I don’t have a single one installed. I raid without DMB, use the basic UI, and use the basic auction house layout.
But the problem is, is that I want to get an addon. A damage/healing meter. I’m always curious to see how well I perform compared to my fellow players (and I also love being at the top 😛 )
But this would be my first addon ever. This brings me to my conundrum.
Should I download a meter and feed my vanity, or remain pure and not download one?
The reasons why I would are simple; I would know how good my deeps/heals are compared to others, and find ways to improve myself. I would have that knowledge, satisfying my curiosity regarding my output.
There are many reasons, however, why I should not download one. For starters, this would be my first addon. I would go from being ‘pure’ to relying on addons to play the game. I have a sense of pride for being able to play as well as I can without addons (other people who don’t use addons may feel the same way). And I would essentially lose that specialness.
The more important reason is that I would probably become one of those people who can’t get their eyes off of the meter. I would be so worried about getting to the top that I wouldn’t move for bad, or worry about aggro. I think the comic at the top from Dark Legacy Comics perfectly describes me.
So, I’m asking you guys, meter or no?