Posts tagged ‘add on’
Last night it was mentioned to me that I seem to spend little time at vendors and was asked what addons I use. This lead into a huge lecture about the mullions of addons that I’ve dumped onto myself in my two years of playing. Anyway they requested that I just make a post about it here instead. I’ve got the day off so why not? :)
First off all: It is really nice to not have to constantly go back to sites and look to see if your add ons were recently updated. That’s why I use Wow Matrix. It can connect to the site that carries that particular add on and tell you if it’s ready to update, then install it for you. Another similar one is the Curse Client from Cursegaming.com but this is only limited to add ons listed on the curse website.
Alright, let’s get some add ons!
Altoholic is where we weill begin. This allows you to keep track of any items or gold that are on your alts in a window that resembles the Auction House. If you get this add on, immediatly log onto each of your characters and do a shift+B while visiting the bank. If you have one, check the guild bank as well and flip through all the tabs. Now whenever you like, you can see what items are in that character’s inventories. You can also see any auctions they have up and if there is anything in their mailbox (but I’m not sure yet if it only shows items you’ve sent yourself).
Atlas is an add on that is great for browsing instance maps as well as battle grounds, flight paths, and out door raid encounters. It doesn’t seem to have been updated for the new expansion but it’s buddy Atlast Loot can be used while inside of it to view faction sets (this add on is updated for the expansion). Atlas Loot is used to check the loot tables for bosses through out the game as well as faction and tier sets.
Auditor keeps track of your money. It tells you how much money you’ve spent at the auction house, how much gold you lost and gained while visiting a vendor, even how much you’ve got on all your characters. Really just a fluff add on.
Cartographer allows you to manipulate the map. Instead of being huge and obstructing your view, it can be made small and draggable, show what instances are in the area, what level ranges a zone is, reveal the entire map if you really can’t find an area, show you were other guild members are who have the add on, allows for map notes… It really allows for maximum useage of your map.
Chatsounds is something that comes in handy if you don’t pay attention to guild/ party/ raid chat. You can set it to make a little sound for any sort of chat. For instance, when I get a tell I hear a little ‘blip!’ Anything in party chat is a loud ‘beep.’ There are several sounds to choose from and it really helps you pay attention.
Comix is another fluff add on but a lot of fun if you like to crit. Basically whenever you crit, a big Batman-esque “POW!” or something of that calibur pops up accompanied by a sound (which can be turned off). It can also play sounds whenever you enter a new zone or jump (both can be disabled).
Deadly Boss Mods is something any raiding guild will require you to have. I probably don’t need to explain this much but it basically shows timers and alerts durring boss fights when they change stages or do a particularly brutal attack. It also does timers for Battlegrounds.
Decursive is another add on that old school raiders used to be required to have. It’s been revamped and is a bit more compact now. Basically it shows who has been afflicted by something that you can cure or at least control and allows you to do it by simply clicking their box on the decursive bar. For example while I’m on Beledash, if someone gets cursed I simply left click and it interrupts whatever I was casting and does Remove Curse. If someone is mind controlled or posessed, I can right click and polymorph them until it’s safe again (much to their annoyance lol).
Fruit Vendor is completely useless. When you type /fv it makes you randomly yell out one of the phrases that Cro shouts at the fruit vendor in Shattrath. It’s funny though.
Gatherer helps you keep track of where you’ve been while practicing your gathering professions. It shows you where you previously gathered and how many times you’ve picked from that specific node. It can also keep track of other guild members who have the add on but that’s super annoying.
Hide The Damn Art pretty much just gets rid of the eagles on the action bar at the bottom of the screen.
Infopanel puts an info bar across the bottom of the screen that shows your current bag space, gold, ammo, soul shards, coordinates, latency, ect. This is something that I recommend always having. A good info bar helps so much.
IRL Summon does just what the title says- it “summons” you back to the game. Pretty much when you go afk, anyone who sends you a tell will recieve a message saying “if you really need me, type the word: (key word of your choice here).” If they do this, then it will play a fairly loud sound through your speakers to let you know that someone is waiting for you.
Mob Info 2 shows additional information about the mob you are targeting like whether or not it runs, what type of class it is, and what it has dropped in the past. It can get in the way when you’re trying to look at loot stats and the roll box is on top of a mob or corpse so I advise running away to an area that’s uncluttered to look at stats.
Mobs to Level tells you how many of a certain mob or quest are required to reach your next level.
Omen is a threat meter. I don’t really like it but it has saved my butt a few times and is required by any raiding guild.
Quest Helper is something that just about everybody has. It shows you in what order you should stack your quests, where the mobs or quest items are or where to turn them in to. This has to be kept up to date or else it will explode or pop up annoying error messages.
Reagent Restocker allows you to create a shopping/ selling list that will automatically buy or sell items when you’re at a vendor. You can also set it to only buy from vendors with whom you have a reputation discount. It will automatically repair and sell grey items and also withdraw items from your bank if you need them. Very easy to manage.
Recount is just a damage/ dps/ healing meter. If you are competitive, then this add on is for you. If you hate seeing how crappy you did, don’t download this :P
Trinket Menu helps you keep track of what trinkets you have equipped. If you’re like me and carry a large bag full of trinkets, this is ideal because it allows you to switch them out without having to open your character window and keep it up until it’s ready to be used. You can just click them through the menu and then switch them back out. Combat rules still apply.
Visual Heal is something I havn’t tested since the expansion came out but it shows how much you should be healing for on a certain target or how much you are about to be healed for. Helps when you’re not sure if it’s worth it to use your lesser heal or should just toss out a greater heal.
And that’s it! I hope some of you find this helpful or at least discover something new :)