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#1 Jun 24 2008 at 2:25 PM Rating: Good
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I've been wanting to make this post for a while. I want to know what your favorite addons are and why, if you wish to say. I want to list my favorites.

First, for those who do not know, an addon is a tiny program that someone made that works in conjunction with World of Warcraft to make game play easier. They are legal and acceptable. There are MANY of them. It is best to be picky and use only a few because they can really clutter up your screen if you download them willy nilly. Load one at a time to get used to what it does.

And, what no one told me but I wish had, every time there is a patch it takes a few days for your addon to be revised so you may get errors all over your screen. You have to disable your addon, erase it from computer memory, and reload it if you still want it when it's inventor upgrades it. {{Or as I learn later on in future posts you can download WoWMatrix that does all that for you. -comment added 8/15/08}}*

I have windows vista so downloading an addon goes like this for me: I click it at it's host site (curse.com usually), it saves to a temp folder, it asks me if I want to open it, I say yes, a BROWSE button shows (don't let your computer choose where to put it, it must go in a certain folder), I choose the folder following this pattern: computer>OS>WorldofWarcraft>Interface>AddOns.

[Make sure that when you downloaded WoW the game you did not put in in the Programs file but in your computer main file or some things will not work right].


Favorites Addons / UI / mods:

Ackis Recipe List - Tells you what recipies you're missing.
NotesUNeed - You can type up a note in game in case you're senile like me.
Auctioneer - When you mouse over an item it will tell you its worth.
QuestHelper - Name says it all.
Gatherer - Shows you where you gathered in the past so you can get it again when it respawns.
Cartographer - THIS ADDON IS TO DIE FOR! I LOVE THIS ADDON!!! Its a floating map telling lvls of areas.
BankItems - Shows you what is in your bank no matter where you are in Azaroth. I often accidently put a quest item in my bank. It is nice to be able to check at the questgiver if that is what I did. NOTE that I had to open my bank account to activate this addon; so visit your bank right after downloading it.



Class Related:
Shaman: I LOVE THIS MOD! Totemus. I would group totems on my action bar with an empty slot between but ran out of room. Shamans have too much to keep track of. This mod is Shaman action bars. And your totems are in their elemental catagories, yippee!

Edited, Aug 1st 2008 4:16pm by Jemcrystal

Edited, Aug 15th 2008 11:49am by Jemcrystal
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#2 Jun 24 2008 at 2:30 PM Rating: Good
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All of those are good ones but I would like to add mobinfo to that list. Mobinfo basically keeps track of all the loot you get from each mob and the value of it. It keeps track of your kills of each mob and what it dropped. It's a great addon.

Mobinfo

Edited, Jun 24th 2008 5:45pm by warriorownage
#3 Jul 12 2008 at 7:41 AM Rating: Good
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Thanks Warriorownage. Nice I got at least one reply to this post. IDK why only one though. I cannot image existing without mods. One would think it would be a hotter topic.
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#4 Jul 12 2008 at 7:48 AM Rating: Good
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It's such a hot topic, in fact, that many people have made similar threads in the past, and thus no one really wants to respond with the same old thing yet again. Sorry.
#5 Jul 12 2008 at 8:19 AM Rating: Good
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from curse.com i got Necrosis for my warlock - and i love it.

it puts everything my Warlock has in a more usable format, think flower with petals, click on the spell petal and all the spells appear, click on the demon petal and all demons appear - click the one you want and it calls it up, theres one to call up your mount, another to create and activate the soul stone, etc... i have at the center my shard count, but that can be modified

but be warned it talks to you, scared me to death the first time, i was home alone....... :)


quote from curse.com:
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* A main sphere which can show digital values (shard count, reagent count, soulstone cooldown...) and graphical informations thanks to a circular gauge (shard count, soulstone cooldown...)
* Buttons to create and use summoned objects
* Menus for castable spells
* Timers for DoTs and Cooldowns

#6 Jul 12 2008 at 8:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Sadly, it is a fact that we've seen this type of thread many times.
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#7 Jul 12 2008 at 9:11 AM Rating: Good
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Given the months/years of play time and the number of players, i would have to say that every question abour WoW has been asked and answered on one board or another. But asking a person to read over 1000 pages in this forum alone is ridiculous. Yes some people are too lazy to do research even when there is a stickie, but some questions need repeating. Maybe you are suggesting that all forums be locked since we have already talked about everything., but I think that would be stupid.

As far as the OP Advanced Trade Skill Window (haven't learned to link yet, sorry) is the best. It tracks all your materials in your bags, bank and alts. You can search recipes that use a specific material and sort them based on difficulty for lvling






Edited, Jul 12th 2008 9:53pm by Planetman
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#8 Jul 12 2008 at 10:43 AM Rating: Decent
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All we're saying is that the topic has been done to death, which is why not many posts are being made in it. That's just how it is - it isn't a criticism.
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#9 Jul 12 2008 at 10:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Don't forget the AddOn of AddOn's: AUCTIONEER. Also Bartender3 for my action bars, cryolysis for my mage, even if the spelling is whacked.

Advanced TradeSkill Window
DoubleWide (doubles the size of your quest log)
LightHeaded (Adds info from WoWHead to your quest log)
Necrosis
#10 Jul 15 2008 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
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I just found the most awesome program. It checks your addons for you and it's totally free! All you do is run it before you play WoW. Every time there is a patch it loads addons even before the host sites get the updated versions. I just used it to repair QuestHelper after the 2.4.3 (2008-07-15) Patch >>> WOWMATRIX.


And about the topic being done to death. Hmmm. It's interresting. What you are really saying is that no one reads these forums except anxient players. Idk, I guess if I played this game for four years or more I would find all its topics dull. I honestly do not consider the "high levels" when I write posts, though. I always write to people as if you just came over to WoW (you know, escaped those evil games like FFXI and Halo!!!).

To me cyber games are always new and exciting. I remember when ping-pong was all we had. Heck, I remember when pick-up-sticks were all we had!

Edited, Jul 15th 2008 11:19pm by Jemcrystal
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#11 Jul 15 2008 at 9:39 PM Rating: Decent
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among the ones said, i like to use (as of yesterday before the update):

Bongos3: Lets you arrange action buttons as you wish. And you can set up key combos as you like.

Improved Camera: because it is sometimes nice to be able to back the camera even farther back.

Titan Panel: because I can just glance at the info it tells me.


as you see i am way to lazy to link the add-ons. The way I see it, if you know where to get add-ons then you also know how to type the add-ons name in the SEARCH ADD-ON search most add-on sites have.
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#12 Jul 20 2008 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I found a UI forum! Bet a million no one visits the thing!

Now I want to know if VitalWatch is any good. Anyone know?

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Found WoW's main UI thread. For some reason it was hidden from my forums option for a long time. Then suddenly one day it was there. No, I didn't just "see" it. I searched there for a UI forum I know it wasn't there then was. Okay, now you all think I'm loopy.

Anyway, here it is: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/board.html?forumId=11114&sid=1
Good for Tuesday reading.

Edited, Jul 25th 2008 12:19pm by Jemcrystal
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Where's My Trainer Past 150 in WoW
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#13 Jul 20 2008 at 8:08 PM Rating: Good
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Thanks for a great thread. I'm new to WoW and new to the forums. I just recently got interested in these UI mods and this saved me a whole lot of trouble tring to figure out what mods to get and where to get em at.
#14 Jul 30 2008 at 5:24 AM Rating: Default
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Not so important that you couldn't live without but I like them addons:

I GOT BOTH THESE ADDS THROUGH WOWMATRIX, THEY DO NOT HAVE A SITE OF THEIR OWN:

Vox - An auto-reply whisper. It opperates on slash commands. To turn it on you have to type /Vox on. To change your message you type /Vox message "insert message here." To see your message you just type /Vox message. To shut it off you type /Vox off or loggout.
.....This helped me out a little with my Enhancement Shaman. I had one day where I was invited to four parties and kicked out of four parties because all they wanted was a healer. That's when I searched for this mod.
.....Before I was using /dnd, which allows a message, but that offended some as I was not really "do not disturb."
.....People still invite me without sending me a tell, to which I send them a tell before I accept their party invite that says simply, "You know I'm not a healer, right?" They reply to me, "yes." Then my Vox message goes off which I set to say: "NO heals NO tank, DPS yes party anywhere please, ty." The vox message says (auto-reply) so they know you aren't just piping off. Vox will only go off once. If you keep talking to that person the vox message will not repeat. But if a new person messages you the vox is active for them.

Winded - It makes the wings of the beasties you fly in WoW go "whoosh, whoosh." I have one complaint with this mod, it isn't loud enough. It works but I have sound set as low as I can because talking to NPCs is rather loud. It's advertised as an ambiance mod but in sound in the game it is controlled by "Sound." {To get to = ESC > OPTIONS; Sound & Voice > SOUND OPTIONS; Sound, Music, Ambiance}.
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