Goldpaw & Blakmane are creating a better gaming experience for World of Warcraft!
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patrons

$19
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Hi, and welcome to our Patreon page!

We’re a duo of user interface tinkerers from opposite sides of the Atlantic who have joined forces to bring you a user interface like no other!

The Coder

My name is Lars Norberg (Goldpaw), and I’m an application developer from Kristiansand, Norway. I've been creating addons and interfaces for World of Warcraft for over ten years and I love what I do! I can't even imagine not doing it! I’ve dabbled in arts and design, I have some understanding of user experience, but my strength has always been the coding. I’ve been coding for about 30 years, so unlike many other interface creators I write all my own code and libraries. My most known user interfaces are Goldpaw’s UI, and the more recent Diablo III inspired DiabolicUI.

The Designer

My partner in crime and fellow user interface enthusiast is Daniel Troko (Blakmane), a graphic designer from Margarita Island in Venezuela. Like me he’s experimented with various interfaces and layouts for several years, but his work really took off when he about three years ago started tinkering with first PowerAuras then the much more powerful WeakAuras. With his background in graphic design, and high understanding of the user experience aspect of games, he created an amazing user interface during the Legion expansion named Felslate UI. To this day it’s the most dynamic and playable interface I’ve ever seen for World of Warcraft.

The User Interface

So the Norwegian viking and the islander from the Caribbean finally decided to join forces! With him at the design helm, and me building the vessel, we set sails to create the most dynamic World of Warcraft interface ever, brought to you as a single addon requiring no additional configuration.

The motivation of this user interface is immersion. This game has SO much information that if not handled carefully becomes cumbersome, therefore blocking the most important asset of the game, the world. The best interface is no interface at all, but in a game such as this that is not possible. But if we have to block away parts of the game world to see information about the game mechanics, then at least let’s make it dynamic, beautiful and in sync with the game's aesthetics. Let's make it Warcraft!

Why Patreon?

Patreon provides stability, security and a direct connection to the people who love our work as much as we do! We're both adults in full jobs, with houses and family, and we're currently squeezing the UI work in between everything else. With patreon we can plan ahead, schedule work hours, provide better content, more content and deliver it faster than ever before!
Tiers
Unlock Everything!
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
You're now officially a patron, a supporter of our UI!
 

You'll now get access to all our patron-only posts, you'll get the Patron role on our Discord server, pretty much everything!
 

You're awesome, thank you!

Includes Discord rewards
Big Fan!
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
You're still getting everything, but you're such a big fan that you decided to give that little extra!
Includes Discord rewards
Serious Fan!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You're a fan and you're really serious about it!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$19 of $750 per month
Upon reaching this goal we can consider this our official part-time job and be able to schedule monthly hours working on this project, instead of just squeezing it in between whatever else we're doing. 
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Hi, and welcome to our Patreon page!

We’re a duo of user interface tinkerers from opposite sides of the Atlantic who have joined forces to bring you a user interface like no other!

The Coder

My name is Lars Norberg (Goldpaw), and I’m an application developer from Kristiansand, Norway. I've been creating addons and interfaces for World of Warcraft for over ten years and I love what I do! I can't even imagine not doing it! I’ve dabbled in arts and design, I have some understanding of user experience, but my strength has always been the coding. I’ve been coding for about 30 years, so unlike many other interface creators I write all my own code and libraries. My most known user interfaces are Goldpaw’s UI, and the more recent Diablo III inspired DiabolicUI.

The Designer

My partner in crime and fellow user interface enthusiast is Daniel Troko (Blakmane), a graphic designer from Margarita Island in Venezuela. Like me he’s experimented with various interfaces and layouts for several years, but his work really took off when he about three years ago started tinkering with first PowerAuras then the much more powerful WeakAuras. With his background in graphic design, and high understanding of the user experience aspect of games, he created an amazing user interface during the Legion expansion named Felslate UI. To this day it’s the most dynamic and playable interface I’ve ever seen for World of Warcraft.

The User Interface

So the Norwegian viking and the islander from the Caribbean finally decided to join forces! With him at the design helm, and me building the vessel, we set sails to create the most dynamic World of Warcraft interface ever, brought to you as a single addon requiring no additional configuration.

The motivation of this user interface is immersion. This game has SO much information that if not handled carefully becomes cumbersome, therefore blocking the most important asset of the game, the world. The best interface is no interface at all, but in a game such as this that is not possible. But if we have to block away parts of the game world to see information about the game mechanics, then at least let’s make it dynamic, beautiful and in sync with the game's aesthetics. Let's make it Warcraft!

Why Patreon?

Patreon provides stability, security and a direct connection to the people who love our work as much as we do! We're both adults in full jobs, with houses and family, and we're currently squeezing the UI work in between everything else. With patreon we can plan ahead, schedule work hours, provide better content, more content and deliver it faster than ever before!

Recent posts by Goldpaw & Blakmane

Tiers
Unlock Everything!
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
You're now officially a patron, a supporter of our UI!
 

You'll now get access to all our patron-only posts, you'll get the Patron role on our Discord server, pretty much everything!
 

You're awesome, thank you!

Includes Discord rewards
Big Fan!
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
You're still getting everything, but you're such a big fan that you decided to give that little extra!
Includes Discord rewards
Serious Fan!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You're a fan and you're really serious about it!
Includes Discord rewards