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Monday, 30 November, 2009

Of addons and addoffs

Filed under: World of Warcraft — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 1:10 pm

This weekend I was leveling my tank and even with him I was seeing the “micro-freezes” I’ve been whinging about for the last month or so.

Sunday however I turned off “Aloft”, phlebologist and I can’t be sure until I raid on Flowersz, but I think it made a significant difference. I should be able to let you know on Friday.

Prepare youself for the Wall of Text! Here comes my “minimal” raiding addons, and when I say minimal, I mean bloody hell!

  1. Addon Control Panel
    Easy access to which addons are enabled without needing to logout, just /reloadui
  2. ArkInventory
    Single Bag addon which also remembers what is in your alt’s bags and banks and guild banks as well. I tried turning it off and lasted about 5 minutes.
  3. Autobar/Autobar Config
    Categorised access to stuff in your bags and some class specific spells. I could live without this to be honest, but I also quite like it.
  4. Auto Chat/Combat Logger
    Tiny addon that turns on chat and combat logging when you log in.
  5. BuffEnough
    Nice little addon that displays a little coloured box and lists buffs that it thinks you’re missing, main hand buff, flasks, Blessing Of Wisdom etc. Small and just enough functionality to be really useful. I check this before every boss fight.
  6. Clearfont2/Clearfont2| Font Pack
    Change the fonts. I’ve had this so long, I’ve no idea if its useful!
  7. Cooldown Timers – Ace 3
    Displays cooldowns on a bar, I use this to see when Earthbind or Grounding Shock or Natures Swiftness will be ready.
  8. DBM
    Battlegrounds/Chamber of Aspects/Crusader’s Coliseum/Core/Eye of Eternity/Options GUI/Icecrown Citadel/Naxxaramas/Onyxia/Party/Ulduar
    Essential raiding addon, just google it!
  9. FocusFrame
    Another little addon that adds another target frame only for your Focus. Again I’ve had this so long I don’t know if Wow has it natively.
  10. GotWood
    “Lifetime” bars for your totems. I use this to see if I still have a full set of totems down, and what they are. Also I have hacked this to say audibly when a totem is destroyed, useful for monitoring when Grounding/Earthbind/Magma expire or any totem is destroyed by adds.
  11. LoggerHead
    Turns on Combat Logging when you enter an instance.
  12. Munquify!
    Makes a bloody racket when you login or a guildie logs in – I’ve hacked the guildie noise down to a “suprised squeek”
  13. NeonChat v1.4
    Simply colours the chat entry border according to the type of chat, green for guild, blue for party, orange for raid etc. Helps reduce “wrong chat” messages.
  14. Outfitter
    Google it. Blizz have something that might make this redundant in a raid situation. I use it to change into my “town” outfit in the cities.¬†Makes the tank say “Are you you’re going to heal us with only 1000 mana?¬†” when you’re pugging – Makes me laugh everytime.
  15. Power Auras Classic v2.6.0
    Yum-iness incarnate. I use it to monitor shields, some boss specific buff monitoring is also doable – Hodir buffs for example.
  16. Prat 3.0
    Google it. Tweaks the chat output for time, channel, alt-main renaming, eyecatching keywords and stuff.
  17. Quartz (14)
    Google it.
  18. Shared Media
    Your guess is probably better than mine.
  19. Vuhdo/Vuhdo Options
    healbot/grid+clique click healing/raid frames thingy.
  20. WIM
    Wow Instant Messenger, person to person chats are much easier to handle with this.
  21. Lib: Healcomm-3.0
    I think this has something to do with letting other users of healbot/vuhdo know what healing is being done.

So that’s a lot of addons! I think I could probably still ditch a few more without completely losing it, but the ones I could most easily lose are the ones that are least likely to cause problems.

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