The Most Essential World of Warcraft Add-ons
In most games, it’s frowned upon to try and add on features that make the game easier, especially if these features make play more difficult or unfair for other players. Most of the games that are available to play on DominoQQ, don’t really require a lot of strategy building or tactics but are still quite enjoyable. Many of these are considered “hacks” simply because they alter the way the game is played, and are against the rules of the game.
In WoW, Blizzard actually recommends that you modify the game to improve your game play and improve your game experience. WoW is such an expansive and mind blowing game, that in order to see the game to the fullest you’re really going to want to install addons to make game play easier, more organized, less frustrating, or more fulfilling. Blizzard has a complete list of hundreds of addons for the game available in several different locations, but the primary location I prefer to download these addons from is curse.com, simply for the organization and search features for addons. All of the addons I list in this article can be downloaded directly from curse.com, simply search the name I list for the addon.
There are definitely necessary addons out there, some which will help you level, some which will organize certain features of the game, and some which are just awesomely convenient and will speed up game play or help you to understand an aspect of the game. I have listed some of the addons which I’ve been using for months and months, and are completely safe as well as crucial to enhancing your game play.
Quest Helper is by far the most common addon, and one of the most necessary addons in the game. If you’ve ever played WoW and done quests, you know that some quests may be difficult to find, some may challenge you in the wording, etc. Quest Helper completely even eliminates the need to read through these quests in most cases. Quest Helper is a complete data base of every quest in the game. When you get new quests, Quest Helper will place nodes on your map, as well as a path to follow to complete all quests in the most efficient manner. Quest Helper also integrates with other players in your party. If you would like to, you can see their quests and progress in each. This addon is completely amazing and I would strongly recommend downloading it to see the full use of each of its ultimately convenient features. When it comes to questing and leveling, this is by far the best addon available.
Cartographer is another awesome addon which I would recommend to anyone. There are no limitations as to who can use cartographer. This awesome addon unlocks the whole map for you. You no longer need to explore areas to see what lies in wait before you. Not only that, but this awesome addon gives you maps of every instance, including notes and tips of what to do in the instance, as well as nodes as to where each and every boss is, and what their name is. Another great feature of the addon is that when you pull up your map, it’s not full screen and you’re able to move about and chat like normal while the map is up. It also shows the level of mobs in any zone when moused over, as well as what instances are there and what levels are recommended for each of them.
Atlas Loot is quite a popular addon to most people as well. It’s great for determining drops in instances, crafting designs, etc. If you need to look up the materials needed for anything; be it leatherworking, blacksmithing, or enchanting, you can look it up in atlas loot while in game, as well as provide links by shift-clicking and so on. You can also look up the drops from every boss in every instance, as well as the drop rates, and so on. If you need to look up pvp rewards and pvp arena sets, this is also a great place to do it, every pvp and arena reward in the game is listed and linked in this awesome looting system.
Auctioneer is a less known of addon, but is by far one of the best addons I have ever used. It has made me hundreds of gold, and is great for anyone who wants to know the price of anything in the game, as well as browse the auction house with many more options and a whole lot more searching power. Prepare to make gold the easy way after downloading this awesome addon. View my “gold making” article for more information on how to make gold using this addon with a few other strategies.
Now to the smaller, more organizational addons. OneBag is an addon which is quite convenient, but not completely necessary. This addon combines all of your bags into one customizable interface. It keeps from having bag clutter and makes organization of your bags much easier. I would recommend this to anyone who wishes to remain organized and hates their bags opening up half of the screen. This bag interface is extremely customizable as well; from the color and size to the transparency.
Mail Notifier is extremely useful for anyone who uses mail excessively, and for any fellow auctioneer. This addon has several convenient tweaks to it which make mail much more easy. Now, when you get a new mail, you’ll hear a notification sound, and when you have more than one new mail, the number will be displayed across the mail icon on your minimap. Another excellent feature about this program is the fact that you can auto loot items and gold in your mail now, instead of clicking on each of them, you can just shift-click the mail and you will automatically loot everything attached to the mail.
Well, those are all of the addons I recommend to any general player. Of course there are class-related addons which you can download at curse.com as well, and I recommend checking these out and at least giving them a try, accordingly with your class, because several of them will make life much, much easier. Good luck, and have fun using your addons to enhance and ease your play time!