Action Bar BasicsEdit
The Action Bar is the left-most part of the Interface Bar at the bottom of the screen, and is used as a ready source for command shortcuts (abilities and spells). Player may drag and drop icons into the Action Bar in order to create a customized interface. Experienced players will give great attention to the layout of their Action Bar(s), as it represents the primary means of interface in combat, and is critical in allowing for quick action in an environment where 1–3 seconds delay can mean the difference between victory or a wipe.
- To the right of the command shortcuts are gold up (↑) and down (↓) arrows to switch to alternate Action Bars (see below).
Additional Action BarsEdit
The advanced interface options allows a player to add up to four other action bars (bottom left, bottom right, right 1, and right 2) to the screen. Doing so reduces the number of alternate Action Bars that are available via the up and down arrows situated to the right of the primary action bar. This means that a total of six Action Bars are available for interface regardless of the manner in which they are displayed.
A player may choose to have these Action Bars accessible via toggling of the gold arrows (the benefit being a screen with less clutter and better field of vision, an option sometimes chosen by melee classes), or may choose to have those bars displayed at all times (garnering the benefit of rapid access to a greater range of abilities and spells, an option typically chosen by casters).