Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hey I should probably write a post today...

Nah!!! Let's just keep playing Starcraft II!

One more game then I HAVE to go write a post... or I could play two more...

Wow! it's been like a month since I posted last... but Starcraft is calling my name, must go play more...

So there it is, I have been buried in Starcraft II. I had the campaign done the first night I had it, and 75% gold for the challenge modes are now finished. I am sorry everyone for the lack of posts, I promise more addon information will be coming. Stay tuned I plan to have some content here real soon, I just have to kill some more zerg first...

Friday, July 16, 2010


Yes, it's true, I do indeed have too many, but that is not the point. The point is that there is an addon out there called TooManyAddons. Now, I will let you in on a little secret. This addon is one of my new favorites, simply because of what it allows me to do.
TMA allows me to make profiles of different addons I want to load. Thus I don't have to load every addon I would use in every situation. I personally have a profile set up where I have every addon I use to make gold (auctioneer, KTQ, Quick auctions and many others) and a profile for my Mage in PVP and one for my mage in raiding.

This creation of profiles is great not only because they exist, but because they are easily swappable. Say you just got invited to a raid, but your UI is set up for PVP. Not to worry, just return to the main menu (default: escape) click on the new button that says addons. Then, select your raiding profile, hit reloadui, and BAM! you are ready to go. This is just the beginning of the potential of this addon.

Download TMA Here

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Arena Player's Must Have Addons

So this past week I have been doing a large amount of PVP on my mage, in particular arenas. So I thought I would go through what I see as the must haves for arenas. One of the biggest parts of PVP addons is the importance of the presentation of information in a quick, easy to recognize format which will make your reaction time better. I thought I would compile a list of addons which I see as doing this. This is in no way shape or form all encompassing, it is just my personal recommendations.

Monday, July 5, 2010


Well I am officially home for the summer, I have a good six weeks off, and I am already beginning to prepare a lot of posts for the future. I hope you all like learning about addons, because they are coming I promise!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

One More Week!

So last week was death, it started with my power chord for my laptop dying on me and me having to buy a new one bleh!

And then class was not fun at all. I am an engineering student and I am taking summer classes, I have one more week and then I get to head home for a month or so. This next week probably won't have a post, but I hope to do 2-3 a week after that, I haven't forgotten you all I promise!


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Curse Gaming's Addon Packs

So sometime in the recent past, Curse introduced the easily posted addon packages. Now addon compilations have been a staple since as long as I have been downloading addons, but never have I seen them as easily and neatly created. Curse has dozens of pages of addon compilations I encourage you to go check them out. you can see them here. In addition if you have a great compilation of addons you think the community may enjoy you can create your own pack in a few short steps.

What is your opinion of Curse's introduction of this new and easy to use tool? I personally think it is great for getting ideas on how to set up your UI, but it does cause a large amount of items to have to sift through.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


So today I finally fixed my skillet issue. I had spent hours toggling addons and looking through forums. I had logged in and out countless times, deleted my wtf folders for skillet. And then today I finally tried something which for some reason I had never thought of, I copied the wtf for skillet from one of my working characters over to my mage's savedvariables folder. And guess what, it works!!! finally haha

Simple is often better!

Today I wanted to spotlight an addon which I have been using for a while. It is so simple that you wouldn't think  it would be so valuable. The addon digits created by Satrina, places a scaling and movable number showing your health and mana/focus/rage. You can show the number as either a percentage or an exact number.
Digits although old, still is very functional and is in fact currently undergoing a rewrite which will, according to Satrina, "allow you to make as many digits displays as you want for whatever units you want."

You can find digits at here.

Hope you all find this helpful!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Mail made easy!

So today I thought I would highlight two addons which I really like, both of which have to do with mail. The first of which, Postal, redesigns the mailbox, it allows you to check by specific mail and then click open to open any random grouping of mail you want, it also has the open all option. In addition you can set what you want it to open when you do open all. For example, I have the open all on my bank alt to only open successful auction mail. Postal can be found at curse here, or at wowinterface here

The second mod I would like to highlight is called bulkmail2. This addon allows you to set up item groupings to send to certain characters, so that when you type in that characters name the item pops up in the small window added, and then gives you an option to click send and mail all of that item you have to that character. One thing to remember is that you have to do the configuration through the minimap button. I spent probably 20 minutes sitting there going I am adding this item to the list in this letter, but it is not auto sending, so just keep that in mind. You can find bulkmail2 here

Well I hope you all enjoy both of these addons. I know I do,

Friday, June 4, 2010

Really weird issue with skillet....

So I have this really odd issue on my mage, my main, where if I try to use skillet, I click the enchanting or jewelcrafting tab and it highlights showing it's open, but the skillet window never pops up. It is really weird because it works just fine on all of my other characters. So today is my try to fix skillet day, I am going through and one by one disabling addons to see if any of them are interfering with skillet after uninstalling and reinstalling. If none of this works, I am going to copy my WTF folder out and delete it. If that doesn't work, well I am going to just go sob in the corner for a while haha. Any ideas?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Doom Cooldown Pulse

So today I wanted to share a quick addon which I think adds information for you in an incredibly quick and simple way. What Doom CooldownPulse does is that when an ability is ready it will flash the image of that spell anywhere on your screen, as you can see here:

As you can imagine this can be incredibly useful and is one of the easiest ways I have found yet to help me see when a spell is able to be used.

You can find Doom CooldownPulse at both of the two main addon sites:

Giving it one more try!

Hey everyone,

So to say the least I have well been absent. I basically had given up on this blog. I had thought that hey I am not a great writer, and well I don't have anything interesting to write about. But I thought hey, other bloggers have probably gone through these same issues, and I am sure they have overcome it. My goal now is to make a new post at least once a week. Although this is lower than other bloggers, I feel that this is more than doable. I hope for those of you who love tweaking your UI that this would be a great place to learn about new addons and ways to configure your UI. I am going to make this a priority.