WildStar Addon Spotlight
For the unfamiliar, BijiPlates replaces the default name/health/shield plates in WildStar. As you can see in the image below, the default WildStar health and shield bars are to the left and BijiPlates are to the right. The main purpose of the addon was to separate the health and shield from sharing the same bar but BijiPlates has evolved into much more than just that.
The amount of customization you can do to BijiPlates is flat out crazy. There's three different panes in the settings menu, which you can get to by typing /bijiplates, and they are General Settings, Nameplate Colors, and Nameplate Style. The General Settings page is quite extensive, allowing you to do quite a few things like setting the draw distance, scale, and even specific tank and healer settings.
Settings are broken down into the different NPC types, like hostile, friendly, neutral, and of course, you can customize your pets nameplate as well. The Nameplate Colors tab changes just what it sounds like. You can change the color of every bit of text on the nameplate, from the shield bar to the cast bar, but it doesn't stop there, you can have individual settings for every NPC type too.
Finally the Namplate Style page lets you customize how the namplates look. It's defaulted to SAO style, which is inspired by the anime series Sword Art Online, and I'll have to take his word on that as I haven't seen Sword Art Online. But if you don't like the angular look of the default style, you can always change it to the Flat setting and make the bars really your own by setting different width and heights as well as changing the textures of the bars. You can also change the font and different sizes of the default font, hopefully in the future we'll be able to pick the size and type of font independently, but as of now if you change the font to the only other option, you're stuck with the small size of it.
- Download the addon from here.
- Locate your Addons folder. (C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\NCSOFT\WildStar\Addons.
- Place the BijiPlates folder found in the .zip file in your Addons folder.
Once you use BijiPlates, it's tough to go back to the default nameplates. You can customize the crap out of it and I'm sure as the addon keeps developing, we'll be seeing even more styles to choose from and maybe even a way to import your own designs into the system. In the end though, it's well worth the download and I totally recomend checking it out while you can!