I was over on my guild’s forum posting a list of the addons I’m currently using and why, and I thought to myself, “Self, this would make a good blog post.”
So here it is.
The picture is related, though what you’re missing is the sound of me screaming about why all my dig sites have to be Troll, when I’d much rather have … well … anything else.
Here’s my addon list, all of which were installed using the Curse Client. A guide/explanation of it can be found here: http://wow.curse.com/articles/world-of-warcraft-news/919518.aspx
Ackis Recipe List: Lets you know what recipes/schematics/etc. you don’t have, and where to get them.
Addon Control Panel: Lets you turn addons on and off without having to log out and back in again. Great for troubleshooting to see which addon is giving you performance issues.
Altoholic: Stores information about your other characters, so you can access it without toon hopping. Know you have a stack of thorium ore somewhere, but can’t find it? Altoholic will tell you who has it, whether it’s in their bag, bank, or mail, and how much of it is there.
Archy: This addon is great for leveling Archeology. It’s unfortunate that it was causing my frame rate to drop to 4 fps in instances, but then that’s why I had Addon Control Panel installed. I disabled it for for the run and then turned it back on afterwords.
Auctionator: Similar to Auctioneer in many ways, Auctionator helps you buy and sell things on the AH. Which of those two addons is right for you depends on how you prefer to use the AH. If I was still posting 100s of glyphs a day I’d be using Auctioneer. Right now, Auctionator lets me go in, sell the stuff I found while leveling, and get back out again.
Bagnon: Makes all my bags look like one giant bag, and gives them a search bar.
Deadly Boss Mods: Won’t move a bad player out of the fire, but lets a good player know they’re going to need to move soon.
FuBar: Places small horizontal bars on your screen that can show a variety of things depending on the addons you’re using. Any addon with “Fu” at the end of the name requires FuBar to be installed.
FriendsFu and GuildFu: Show who’s online, where they are, player notes, and guild rank.
AltoholicFu: Fubar interface for the aforementioned Altoholic addon.
GarbageFu: Dumps gray items from your bags in order of how inexpensive they are, so you can make space without accidentally dumping that gray that vendors for 100 gold. It can also be configured to dump other things, like for example if your warrior keeps looting drinks.
PerformaceFu: Lets you know which addons are resource hogs and what your FPS is.
GatherMate2: Tells you what you mined/herbed/archeologied (I’m just making up words now) where and puts little icons on your mini map and zone map. Very helpful for any gathering profession.
MailOpener: Opens all mail from the AH with a single click, or all mail from everyone with a shift-click. Indispensable tool for a bank alt.
Prat: An addon that adds timestamps to your chat window and lets you copy/paste text.
RatingBuster: Adds tooltips to items to tell you how much your stats will change if you equip them.
Skada: Modular addon that can function as both a DPS meter (like Recount) and a threat meter (like Omen).
Swindler Preventer: Lets you know when that awesome item in the AH for just 50 gold can actually be purchased from a vendor for 50 silver.
T-No Duel: Instantly declines all duel requests and has you do the /no emote. Great for dealing with those people who think “Oh, they declined my duel request. That must have been a mistake, for clearly dueling me is an awesome experience. I shall send them 20 more duel requests so that they cannot miss the opportunity of doing battle with one such as myself.”