Hey dude I don't know how to answer the questions on this thread, but I will tell you that you should never feel sorry for asking questions. If someone is belittling you or making you feel bad, or being elitist because you want to ask them a question then fuck them. This site is meant to teach people things about arenas, and discuss them. I just see this kind of attitude a lot, I'll answer peoples questions in game and they actually apologize to me for asking questions, and I just feel like that's fucked up and is a result of other players being elitists.
Chanimals said on skill-capped that It's a simple gladius with the default background texture disabled, he probably created a custom black background texture with photoshop that fits his gladius frame size and used the kgpanels addon to display it in game :
Instead of using kgpanels I suggest you to use weakauras, you can easily create background textures with the weakauras addon because weakauras can do everything. Here is an example with the holy power bar that I created for my ret paladin.
1) Go into gladius config panel and disable the default background texture or change the opacity to make it transparent.
2) Install Weakauras
3) Log into the game with the WA addon enabled and type /wa.
4) The menu will appear go to "texture" to create a new texture, I chose to simply name it "background" :
In the display tab click on choose to chose a texture to display :
Go to shapes and pick a regular square :
I changed the Height & Width and XY offsets to match my holy power bar frame size and position, in your case you'll change it in order to match your gladius frame size and position. It's also very important to put the background in the background frame strata.
Go to the "load" tab (tab where you chose when you want to display the texture). Check the box "Instance type" and pick "arena" because you want to display the background for gladius only when you're in arena. (In my holy power bar example I chose to display the background only when I have holy power).
Optionally, I also created a slightly bigger grey square background texture with the same settings to add a grey border :
Here is the final result :
Btw, WA can also add animations to textures here is an example with a pulse animation for the fifth holy power point :
Hope this helps,
Instead of donating all your money to twitch bitches with huge cleavages, donate to the WA dev team, they really need it. Regards.
Lol 3 years ago it was WoTLK that killed arena, now it's cata, tomorrow it'll be pandaria or whatever this thing is called. Games progress, nothing is killed, they just evolve. It's so boring watching people repeat the same exact cycle of disdain, x killed y, y killed z.
that's easy to explain
it's because every expansion has been worse than the previous
wotlk was fucking shit and everyone was whining about it, but when cata came it people went "wow, wotlk wasn't that bad"