Posts Tagged ‘addon’

by Megan O’Neill

 

I’ve been asked several times from either new warlocks or old warlocks who came back to the game about what addons are out there to help a PvE warlock. Recently, it’s been through Twitter, which isn’t exactly the best place to explain how to get the most out of your UI.

Gear is one important preparation for raiding, and I’ve set you up with most of those considerations. Knowing your class and spec is another, and I promise, I’ll get to that. But a good buff to your spellcasting techniques is a well-done user interface, so let’s talk about that.
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by Olivia Grace
While derided by some purists, addons are a very useful part of your gameplay. In my opinion, they’re far from being something that only people who don’t know how to play have to use. Addons can help you improve. It should be noted that at top-level Arena tournaments, teams have to play without addons, so if that is your eventual aim, bear that in mind and try to use them to learn rather than becoming dependent on them. I’m not the most technical of ladies, so what you won’t find here is anything that needs coding skill or an intimate knowledge of .lua to edit. And, while basic UI modifications are often pretty straightforward, they can still help you enormously.
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by Basil Berntsen

 

TradeSkillMaster is the most powerful addon used to automate crafting and batch posting, and today, we’ll be learning how to fine-tune the number of items created based on your selling history. Generally, when you started using TSM, you set up a default number of items for each trade skill group that you wanted it to keep in stock. For example, I told it to:

  • Always craft enough scrolls that I had two on the auction house when they were profitable.
  • Always craft enough of each meta-gem cut to ensure that I always had three on the AH when they were profitable.

Now when I hit the Restock Queue button in enchanting or jewelcrafting, it queues up enough stock to bring my inventory levels to two scrolls or three gems. What if I invested in some recipe I sell a lot more of, though?
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by Mathew McCurley

 

Tanking in Cataclysm has simultaneously become the most reviled and most desired role players can choose. The random Dungeon Finder and Cataclysm‘s change in mechanics has created an odd world for tanks to live and thrive in, one of dependence and expectation. Blizzard’s goal is to make more players into tanks, through the inclusion of tanking-specific heirlooms as well as rewards like the Call to Arms bag feature that launched with patch 4.1, providing extra rewards to players who chose to queue up as a much-desired tank. For the most part, Blizzard’s efforts have been working well.

During deep contemplation, a state which I frequent a lot these days, it dawned on me that I would love to be able to give new and budding tanks a list of resources for user interface tips to make their tanking lives easier. What better way to introduce more tanks to the game than by taking some of the mystery of the tanking UI out from the shadows and make a recommendation for a tank UI? So I began to search the internet, looking for the right UI to recommend for players who want to make a tank alt or for new players interested in the vital tanking role. Let me introduce you to ThinkTank.
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Jun

WoW Gold Guide: Cataclysm glyph addons

   Posted by: free-wow-guide   in WoW Addons, WoW Gold Guides, WoW Professions

by Basil Berntsen

 

The glyph market has spawned quite a few of the important modern auction house addons. It’s a uniquely challenging market, as there are hundreds of different products, each with their own balance of suppliers, buyers, and materials. The challenges faced by early glyph producers were met by a hodgepodge of fairly complex addons and macros, and only recently have unified solutions began to appear. I remember that at one point, I had addons to:

  • Keep track of how many glyphs I had on the AH, in various characters’ banks and in their inventories.
  • Allow me to queue a list of glyphs and build a materials list (that allowed me to buy the vendor mats with one click).
  • Automatically queue enough glyphs in the second addon to assure that I kept stock levels at my desired level.
  • Automatically post every glyph I made onto the AH.

The tasks needed for this market are not unique, and so the most important tool that can trace its origin to the glyph market is certainly TradeSkillMaster. TSM is built from the ground up to be perfect for glyphs. It’s also perfect for a lot of other markets, but mostly those you can treat like glyphs.
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May

WoW Gold Guide: Profiting with tailoring

   Posted by: free-wow-guide   in WoW Gold Guides, WoW Professions

by Basil Berntsen

 

Tailoring is a profession often accused of being a profitless pursuit. While any profession can be unprofitable if you try hard enough, let’s talk about some of the things you can do with tailoring. I’m going to start with the market that’s newest for this expansion: PvP gear.

PvP gear

Tailoring can make quite a selection of cloth iLvl 339 blue resilience items; there is an Emberfire set and Fireweave set that may both appeal to aspiring cloth-wearing PvP debutantes. The first thing you’ll notice is that this gear is a nice upgrade to the greens and iLvl 333 blues your average fresh 85 is wearing when they ding. You’ll also notice that while the blue gear you can buy with honor is all significantly better; the honor prices for those pieces represent a very serious investment of time to earn. At maybe 200 honor for your first battleground win of the day and some 400 honor every time you successfully retake Tol Barad, you’re looking at several hours per piece.
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by Basil Berntsen

 

So last time we talked about TradeSkillMaster, it was just to go over the basics of the crafting queue. Let’s finish the guide and talk about how to set up TSM so that it requires nothing more than a few minutes a day to get your work done.

First thing we’ll want to do is update the addon. Since the last post, there’s been a new version posted that’s ironed out a few bugs. Don’t forget to update the Crafting, Auctioning, and Shopping modules as well. The others haven’t been changed.
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by Chase Christian

 

1Rogues hate unpredictability. Chance is what the others will try to stand on, and a well-prepared rogue will pull that pillar out from under them. Rogues perform at their peak efficiency when they’re setting the tempo. While it may seem like chaos to the uninitiated, a veteran rogue is always in control. In order to properly manage our energy, combo points, and cooldowns, we need to stay several steps ahead of our opponents.

Our talent trees and rotations reflect our love of predictability. Aside from the occasional talent like Ruthlessness, we don’t rely on chance for anything. In the past, chance has encroached on our playstyle in a few areas, but those have largely been eliminated. Cloak of Shadows and Sap are now guarantees, and we don’t have to hope that we get lucky withInitiative or Vanish. Our rotation is in always our control.
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by Basil Berntsen

 

First things first: The addon on its own does nothing. You will need to download every one of the modules separately.

  • Crafting This module allows you to create a queue of crafted items and automatically tells you what you’ll need to make them.
  • Auctioning This is module that lets you list your items on the auction house. It’s the direct descendent of the Quick Auctions code, but a little more evolved and integrated.
  • Shopping This module takes your mats list from the Crafting module and lets you buy for them automatically. It does other cool stuff, but that’s all I use it for.
  • Mailing This module lets you specify certain items to be automatically mailed to your alts (like sending all your enchant scrolls to an alt with enough bag space to handle it all).
  • AuctionDB This is a module that’s used by other parts of the addon. It keeps track of all your searches and provides market prices for tooltips and other modules like Crafting.
  • Gathering This doesn’t do much now except keep tabs on inventory on other characters and guild banks.

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by Basil Berntsen

I have been playing around with a new addon, TradeSkillMaster. I’ve talked about a whole slew of other tools players can use to make money before, but none of them are anywhere near as awesome as TSM. Before I jump in, though, you should all probably know that this addon is still in beta. There are a few little bugs I’ve encountered (and reported), but the addon works very well in its current state. Please note that when you download the addon, you will need to download each module separately, as the entirety of the addon’s functionality is accessed through the modules. They are linked in the description section of the TSM main page, but if you have a Curse Premium account, you can get them all at once.

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