Archive for the ‘Add Ons’ Category

Proof of the evil of crack…er…Bejeweled

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Woody at GU Comics makes it all clear for us:

Bejeweled in any place will only suck your soul.

WowMatrix – handy tool!

Monday, March 10th, 2008

WowMatrix - hand tool!

Finally an easy way to manage your add ons. It’s Wowmatrix .

Imagine a world where you can automatically check for, and update all your add ons. Now imagine that you can search all available plugins and add the ones you want – with out surfing the web!

That’s Wowmatri. Best of all it’s free.

It runs on macs and pc’s (but if you are using a pc, what are you doing here?)

MonkeyQuest v2.4

Friday, September 29th, 2006

monkey quest

If you are like, me you are addicted to a couple of add ons like Auctioneer, CTmail and Titan panel. Well, add MonkeyQuest to your collection. It’s clean, easy, and very informative.

MQ adds a collapsible floating window with your current quests. Mouse over a quest and it displays more detail. Click on a minus sign and that group collapses out of view. It does a great job of summarizing your goal, without all the extra verbiage from Bliz.

Don’t take my word for it. Try it yourself. Got a favorite add on? Share!

About Titan Panel

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

Need helpDuring a discussion of addons someone pined that Titan Panel was nice but buggy. Well for those 2 of you who are not familiar with Titan Panel, it is an addon that acts as a host interface for lots of cool bandwidth hogging toys tools.

Used in moderation, Titan panel can really provide lots of helpful info. I love seeing how much amo I’ve got, what my gear’s durability is, and other easy to view details at a glance.

One hiccup with Titan Panel is that it’s easy to remove a component and break other parts. Another headache is that that it’s very hard to find the latest version of the core module.

At this stage of the game, I can’t help much with the right module, but I did find the link to a core install to get you started on a stable (tested) installation. Here it is.

Test Lab: How to get a character profile on line

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

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If you’ve spent any time reading forums, you’ve probably seen character profiles on signature lines and wanted one for yourself. There’s really two ways to go about this: 1. enter the profile by hand or, 2. upload the profile.

1. If you are uncomfortable with decompressing addons from .EXE files or dealing with long file paths, your best bet is to enter the profile by hand. Probably the least painful route is – you enter your info by hand and they give you a link to put in your signature line. Example:
It’s all step-by-step and pretty tedious. On the other hand, if you wanted to experiment with stats for adding different gear…this would be a great place to do it.

2. Now then, if you are like me, and short on time and patience, you want to visit RPG Outfitter. (RPG Outfitter looks like it has some cool guild tools, but I havn’t tested them yet.) These guys have done a huge amount of work so that you can upload your character profile. This includes gear being worn, contents of bags, banks, unread mail, quests, known recipes, skills, and talents. Sadly it only tells you how many point are in each talent tree. To gather all this information, you need to download an add-on that is stored in a Windows Executable file (.EXE). I found that Stuffit Expander decompressed the needed stuff quite well. Follow the directions (put correct files in the ‘addons’ folder) then run WOW. For this to work, you need to view your character, his/her reputation, skills, talents, bags, recipes for each profession, and visit the bank. After that, exit WOW. All these steps will put a file deep within your WTF folder called ‘CharacterProfiler.lua’ – this is the file you will upload. It is in your ‘SavedVariables’ folder. This will upload all your characters that you have used since you installed the addon. Every time you play, the data will be updated. Upload the changes as often you you wish. Example:

[correction: RPG Outfitter does keep track of talents as well. My bad]

What do you think?

CTmod’s not just a good idea

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006


I’ve been exploring a set of Add-on’s called CTmod. Their claim to fame is their Raid tools, but the tools that really got me hooked is the CT_MailMod.

This spiffy little critter lets you send batch emails and open all your mail at once. If you ever dropped a bunch of stuff off at the auction house you know this is a big help. I also found it useful when I was wandering around in Silithus and my alt was in Stormwind doing runs to the Auction house.

I’m also fond of their CT_QuestLevels mod because it tells you the progress of your quest and displays progress on the screen as you go. They have a tone of mods. You can add the whole pile or just the ones you want.

Go check it out.

What’s your favorite WOW add on?

Friday, August 11th, 2006

I have to admit that while I really like WOW, add-on’s really make it even more fun.

My favorites are Autioneer, Fishing Buddy, Atlas, and Titan panel – in that order.

How about you?