Joined: Jun 02, 2005 Posts: 952 Location: Virginia Beach
Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:38 pm Post subject: Must have Mods
Please post your favorite Mods (with links) here.
For those that don't know. You unzip (Winzip - http://www.winzip.com/index.htm )them in your "interface\addons" folder, Usually "C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns"
Once unzipped, start Warcraft and on the character selection screen, Click on "Addons" and you can enable/disable addons to your taste. For example a Mule doesn't need Deadly Boss mods, but would want Auctioneer.
What It Does
QuestHelper tells you how to finish your quests in the easiest, fastest manner. It includes a database of quests, monsters, and items, telling you the exact location of that dang Perfect Satyr Horn you can't find. It also computes the fastest path to complete all your quests - and gain experience - as quickly as possible.
Auctioneer Suite provides you with the tools and data necessary to make those difficult auctioning decisions with ease. From purchasing to posting, the Auctioneer Suite provides time-tested tools to allow you more time to play your characters or play the market.
Auctioneer Suite is a complete rewrite that has taken over a year to complete and we are quite pleased with the outcome and trust that, given a few days, you will find most tasks made easier and, importantly, faster!
Gatherer is an addon for herbalists, miners and treasure hunters in World of Warcraft. It's main purpose is to track the closest plants, deposits and treasure locations on your minimap.
The addon does not track like a tracking ability does, rather it "remembers" where you have found various items in the past. It does this whenever you gather (perform herbalism, mining or opening) on an item, and records the specific map location in its history. From then on, whenever the item comes into range of being one of the closest 1-25 (configurable) items to your present location, it will pop up on you minimap.
When you view your World Map, you will also see the item locations marked on the particular map you are viewing there.
AtlasLoot Enhanced is an UI mod allowing for loot tables of bosses to be browsed whenever needed within the game. It can access full item tooltips, show drop rates, allow items to be chat linked and to use the dressing room.
Integration in other mods
For some reason, Blizzard decided to include beautiful maps for every area of Azeroth except instances. You can still see the area surrounding you in the minimap when you're in an instance, but never the overall layout of the entire dungeon. This is where Atlas comes in. The core of Atlas is basically an image viewer. However, it's the images that come with Atlas that make it worthwhile: a map for every instance in the game. Furthermore, the maps are marked with the locations of bosses and other points of interest. Atlas also includes maps of battlegrounds, dungeon locations, flight points, and outdoor raid bosses.
After installing Atlas, you'll notice a new icon on the minimap that looks like part of a little globe (you can right-click the icon to drag it around the minimap's frame). Click this icon to open up the main Atlas window, which displays the maps and legend. You can alternatively use the slash-command /atlas. The drop-downs at the top of the window enable you to navigate between the maps. You can also drag the Atlas window around the screen. Lock it in place with the little lock button in the upper-right corner.
At the bottom of the legend is a small text-entry field as well as Search and Reset buttons. Type part of a word or name in the box and click the Search button, and the legend's entries are reduced to only those that match your text. Note that the search is performed only on the entries for the current map, not all the entries in the database. While not so useful for instances with only a few entries like Ragefire Chasm, the search comes in handy when there are a ton of entries, like for Blackrock Depths or the AtlasMajorCities plug-in. If you want to get the whole list back, just click Reset.
Atlasloot can be used as a stand-alone browser without a host mod or integrated in any map mod (works at the moment with Atlas and AlphaMap.)
Basically, enemies in WoW decide who to attack by deciding who is the most threatening based on the abilities you use. What Omen does is provide accurate values of your group's relative threat level on individual enemies, so that you can see when you're in danger of pulling aggro (or, if you're next on the snack list if your tank bites it). This info is usually only critical in raids, where only tanks can survive aggro, but it's useful for any multi-player situation.
* Boss mods for all raid bosses
* Colored raid warnings (players will be colored according to their class) with icons - so you will know what's going on without even reading the message
* Auto-respond during boss fights. DBM will inform anyone who whispers you during a boss fight that you are busy. These messages contain the name and health of the boss as well as the raid's status
* HealthFrame: you can enable a simple frame that shows a health bar for all active bosses. This is enabled by default for multi-mob bosses like Four Horsemen
* Bars can be enlarged with decent effects when they are about to expire
* Crash recovery: you had a disconnect or crash during a boss fight? No problem for DBM! It will request the timer and combat status information from other DBM users in your raid group and you get your timers back
* Synchronization system for accurate timers
* No dependencies, no embedded libraries (except for the optional LibDataBroker plugin that embeds LibDataBroker)
* Modular design - all boss mods are plugins and can be exchanged, removed or updated separately
* Load on demand - all boss mods are separate AddOns and they will be loaded when they are needed. So they don't use memory or cpu until you enter the corresponding instance
* Efficient code: DBM uses less than 250 kb memory and the cpu usage is also very low
* Special effects like the screen flash effect, huge warning messages and sounds will draw your attention to critical events
* Bars can change their color over time and flash before they expire
* There are many bar designs to choose from, all designs are are customizable: you can change the color, size, icon position etc.
* Support for SharedMedia, so you can use any texture for your bars
* Option to create custom timers, so-called "Pizza Timers" for your pizza or whatever you prefer to eat while raiding. You can also send those timers to your raid group
* Powerful object-oriented API - you can use it to write your own boss mods!
* /dbm - shows/hides the GUI
* /dbm timer <time> <name> - starts a local timer, the time can be in the mm:ss format
* /dbm broadcast timer <time> <name> - broadcasts a timer to the raid
* /dbm unlock - shows a movable timer bar (alias: move)
* /dbm ver - performs a raid-wide version check
* /range or /distance - shows the RangeCheck frame
Cartographer is a modular, lightweight, and efficient framework for manipulation of the world map. It is based on Rock and other libraries of the wowace community.
* Battlegrounds : allows viewing of battlegrounds outside of the zone.
* Coordinates : adds coordinates to the bottom of the world map of the player and the cursor.
* Foglight : Shows unexplored areas on the map. replacement for MozzFullWorldMap or Unexplorer. Much more efficient, though.
* Group Colors : turns all your party's and your raid's POIs into circles colored based on class, and shows a number on them based on their raid group.
* Instance Maps : shows maps of instances.
* Instance Notes : adds boss notes and such to instance maps.
* Look 'n' Feel : allows you to change the transparency, position, and scale of the world map.
* Notes : lets you put notes on the map, similar to MapNotes.
* Zone Info : on hovering over a zone, it will show the levels of the zone, the instances in the zone, their levels, and the number of men the instance is made for (e.g. 5-man, 40-man).
Pally Power is an add-on that provides an interactive and easy to use interface that allows you to control assignments of blessings for yourself and, if you are a party leader or an assistant, for other paladins in your group or raid. Pally Power supports six blessings: Blessing of Might, Wisdom, Salvation, Light, Kings and Sanctuary. You don't need to be a paladin to control raid/party blessings.
RatingBuster started out as an addon that converts combat ratings in your tooltips into percentages, so that you have more meaningful information when comparing different items.
The design aim of RatingBuster is to provide detailed, meaningful and customizable information about items so you can easily decide for yourself which item is better.
Great Mod for helping in determining which item is better you currently equipped or that shiny new piece of gear (doesn't take enchants or set bonus into account though)
Also I use the following list....all downloadable from Curse Gaming
FuBar 3.5 (kinda like titan put small bar at top, gives info like suggested level, instances and raids in that level, subzones, etc)
Locations_Fu-Gives coordinates on Fubar
Guild_Fu-Adds a small list at top of screen you can mouse over and see who in guild is on
Money_Fu-tracks you spending and earning habits per day, persession played and per week. Also adds up toons per server and gives you a total worth in a sense
Factions_Fu-Allows you to look at factions from FuBar and see what % rep you are with them until the next rep level. Also will track per session how much rep you have gained.
Recount-A damage meter type addon- For those that remeber when we used WWS reports. This addon will tell you your dps number or HPS number. Also tracks several other things. You can select by spell to see how much total damage you did with that spell, crits, misses, resists, etc.
Bagnon-Turns your bags into one giant bag so you don't have to click a bunch to find what you need. Also will do the same to your bank. _________________
Joined: Jan 12, 2006 Posts: 1271 Location: Havelock, NC
Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:34 pm Post subject:
I use recount also. Much more accurate than like damage meters itself from what I have seen. It will also tell you your dps number (ie 725.34 dps) and if you click on yourself it willl break down each spel/ability you used...how many times you hit with that spell, crit, miss chance, damage done.....very helpful in maximzing your damage.
I used it many times on my lock to caculate my best spell rotations for maximum damage output. _________________
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