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IntroductionEdit

This page exists in large part due to a desire to not only bring together a comprehensive list of Roleplaying Addons, but also to archive their developmental history in the event that newer authors should wish to continue or evolve abandoned or ailing addon projects.

Roleplay AddonsEdit

RSP-Type ("Flagging") AddonsEdit

...for lack of a better name.

These sorts of Addons owe their heritage to an old mod called "Xtensiontooltip". Basically what this module did was augment the existing game tooltip to display extra information- such as last names (never included in the game), short appearance blurbs, histories and so on. The Addon would share this information over custom chat channels to whatever users requested it by mousing over someone. The result was a neat seamless little way to share with other players this extra information. In time this function grew somewhat into larger, more robust Addons with more features, the first of which was known as "FlagRSP". For Roleplayers that use Addons, these sorts of Addons are considered to be the cornerstone of one's repertoire, and are often an easy way to spot fellow Roleplayers.

A breakdown of the functions generally attributed to such Addons:

  • The ability to enter a "Bio" or biographical information on a given character which may or may not be separated into sub-fields such as
    • History
    • Appearance
    • ...and so on.
  • The ability to have some or all of this information displayed to other players by way of tooltips or informational windows.
  • A "friendslist" with expanded functions above and beyond the standard Social Pane in the default interface which may include features such as relationship or disposition to the Character in question.

Initially, only FlagRSP served this purpose, but more recently (and as FlagRSP fell into disrepair by its author) several competing Addons were developed to fill this role. And while each offers slightly different features, but for the most part, they are compatible with one another and capable of reading information from one another. The top four in this category currently include:

FlagRSP (Original)Edit

  • Download: Distribution Site (WoWI)
  • Current Author: Typhix
  • Related Addons/Modules:
  • Status: Currently Updated
  • Notes: This addon requires other users to have it (or a similar addon) as well in order to fully utilize it.
This is the only of the four available Flagging Addons that includes the original FlagRSP Friendslist function. This is appropriate since it is nothing less than a functional rewrite of the original FlagRSP Code by Flokru, updated to work with the latest Wrath of the Lich King expansion.

MyRoleplay (MRP)Edit

  • Download: Author Site (Moonshyne.org)
  • Current Author: Elandru Moonshyne
  • Related Addons/Modules: MyQuests, MyStore, MyEmotes
  • Status: Currently Updated
  • Notes: This addon requires other users to have it (or a similar addon) as well in order to fully utilize it.
This was the first Addon created to replace the (at that time) abandoned and ailing FlagRSP. The original author for FlagRSP had long since stopped updating it, and it by and large remained functional for a time after it's abandonment by sheer luck. By this time, it was developing errors making it unusable. Finally, after many months, the MySuite project was announced by Moncader and Greenswitch (then k0nker) of Shadow Council, which was slated to include a number of Addons to facilitate certain Roleplaying functions. These Addons would all work together to create a cohesive suite.
It was an ambitious project, and like many such projects, became too much to handle when the authors became busy in their lives outside of Warcraft. MyRoleplay was however handed over to Elandru Moonshyne shortly after, who is also working on another project called MyEmotes. MRP remains one of the more robust "Flagging" Addons available, featuring many fields in which Character information may be entered and organized. This is also the only one of the Flagging Addons that uses it's own Unique communications channel called "MyWarcraftCo" in addition to the FlagRSP "xtensiontooltip" channel (to remain inter-compatible with the other Flagging Addons).

FlagRSP2Edit

  • Download: Distribution Site (Curse)
  • Current Author: Azxiana
  • Related Addons/Modules:
  • Status: Currently Updated
  • Notes: This addon requires other users to have it (or a similar addon) as well in order to fully utilize it.
Shortly after the MySuite project (which created MRP) was announced, this continuation of FlagRSP was also started. It is more or less a cleaned up version of it's predecessor, minus the FlagRSP Friendslist function.

ImmersionRP (IRP)Edit

  • Download: Distribution Site (WoWI)
  • Current Author: Shannae
  • Related Addons/Modules:
  • Status: Currently Updated
  • Notes: This addon requires other users to have it (or a similar addon) as well in order to fully utilize it.
A bit after MRP and FlagRSP2, this addon was created. It is reputed to be a much "lighter" Addon in that it uses less memory than many similar addons, yet it also lacks some of the features and functionality of its cousins. Still, if all you want is a simple Flagging Addon, this is a good way to go.

Total RPEdit

  • Download: Distribution Site (WoWI)
  • Current Author: kajisensei
  • Related Addons/Modules:
  • Status: Currently Updated
  • Notes: Interactive Addon- other users must have this addon to use it fully.
This addon's primary function is like that of it's cousins- providing a space for placing and broadcasting an RP-style biography of your character, however it adds to the mix functions similar to the sub-class of Prop-Creation Addons for Roleplayers, as well as some advanced emoting capacities, allowing a player not only to emote but accent their emote with any of the in-game sounds from WoW's library. Like all of the other addons in this category, it is also inter-compatible, allowing users of this addon to see bios from users of FlagRSP, MRP, etc.

Total RP2Edit

A continuation of Total RP- Cataclysm compatible with added features.

MarySue Edit

  • Download: Distribution Site (Curse)
  • Current Author: Antiarc
  • Related Addons/Modules:
  • Status: Functions as intended as of patch 3.3
  • Notes: This addon requires other users to have it as well in order to fully utilize it.
This addon is yet another Flagging Addon used for roleplaying to provide descriptions, titles and additional names. The information can be displayed both in the game's tooltip and within a pop-up description window. This addon can not share information with MRP, FlagRSP, FlagRSP2, ImmersionRP or Total RP because it does not use the same information transfer method - it does not go through the xtensionxtooltip2 in-game chat channel. There are several upsides to this fact, however. Firstly, a change to a user's description is automatically made, rather than it taking up to 5 minutes as with other addons. Descriptions from one user is not stored on another's hard drive, thereby keeping the addon's filesize drastically smaller as compared to other Flagging Addons. Descriptions are sent on-demand - when one user specifically chooses to view another's description. MarySue can be run alongside other Flagging Addons without conflict because MarySue does not utilize the xtensionxtooltip2 in-game chat channel.
Another interesting note is that this addon has inspired Elandru Moonshyne- the author of MRP- to suggest an new, universal inter-compatibility protocol she dubbed the Mary Sue Protocol (MSP) which she proposes Authors and Maintainers of the various Flagging addons should adopt as a standard. Among other things, this could reduce the amount of lag caused by such addons, as well as reduce or eliminate the number of Custom Channels required for addon communication. Since the release of MarySue, all Flagging addon authors have been contacted and made aware of the new communication protocol however none have come together in total agreement to make such a transition. Typhix, the current author of FlagRSP is aware of MarySue but currently has no interest in working on compatibility or otherwise switching to the protocol method MarySue utilizes. Shannae, the author of ImersionRP currently has no interest in working on a compatibility unless Antiarc switches to the Mary Sue Protocol. Alexia, author of FlagRSP2 is aware of the communication protocol MarySue utilizes.

Language AddonsEdit

These Addons attempt to do their best to emulate the effects of speaking and/or learning different languages. Although Language Skills have been listed on the character pane since WoW was first released, Blizzard has never made them function as skills- you cannot learn more languages than the one or two you start with. Additionally Blizzard has been quite adamant about keeping the factions sperated from one another in language- and there are few ways- apart from rudimentary emotes- that a player on one faction can speak to another directly.

In fact, writing or using Addons that attempt to de-crypt this barrier (some reasonably successful attempts have been made) is a violation of the Terms of Use and can get you in hot water with Blizzard.

And while the Addons listed can't breach the faction language barrier, nor add real skills to a character's repertoire, they do use "garbling" algorithms very similar to what Blizzard uses in-game. The effect is about as "real" as it gets without risking disciplinary action.

LoreEdit

  • Download: Author Site (Lore.logifur.com)
  • Current Author: Rufftran
  • Related Addons/Modules:
  • Status: Currently Updated
  • Notes: Requires other users to have this Addon in order to fully utilize it.
This Addon has some specific history related to Earthen Ring. Authored originally by Rook Greymantle of Netherbane, this addon was the first of its kind to attempt to emulate Blizzard's "garbling" algorithms in order to create an approximation of in-game languages. This function is of course in appearance only- as Blizzard has locked out any access to it's own native language system- however Lore provides at least the appearance of speaking a language other than the one or two languages provided by default.
Sadly, as many Addons often do, Lore was abandoned by it's original author after he left the game. It has since been picked up by Rufftran, who has been keeping it relatively up to date to current patches and expansions. However it's worthwhile to mention that it has been noted by many users that Rufftran has only been doing the barest minimum to keep Lore functional. It often has small bugs and adverse reactions with other commonly used Addons, and Rufftran has shown little if any interest in troubleshooting these, let alone correcting them.

TonguesEdit

  • Download: Distribution Site (Curse)
  • Current Author: Skrulladams
  • Related Addons/Modules:
  • Status: Currently Updated
  • Notes: Requires other users to have this Addon in order to fully utilize it.
This Addon came about as a reaction to Lore's sketchy maintenance and overall lack of thoughtful development. It's author Skrulladams, feared that Lore would not be updated to be compatible with Wrath of the Lich King expansion being that there was little if any communication from Rufftran on Lore's page on Curse (Rufftran did in fact issue an update later). Aside from the fear of being outmoded, Skrulladams was dissatisfied with certain limitations in Lore's features- some things that he wanted to see happen with Lore were not.
So Skrulladams resolved to completely rewrite the code for Lore, the result he called Tongues. Tounges shares all the functionality of Lore, but has at least thus far been more thoughtfully and intelligently maintained, and has many added features and functionality that many felt Lore lacked. Some of these include better handling of Blizzard's Native languages - one Tongues-enabled user can understand another enabled user speaking in one of the game's default languages, even if he would not normally know that language without the Addon; and yet another improvement is an actual language learning system - if you are in the presence of other Tongues-enabled players that are speaking a language your character does not know or knows poorly, your "skill" with that language will improve as you "listen".

"Prop"-Creation AddonsEdit

These Addons provide a framework for the creation of items by players. These items aren't "real" in-game items, but instead emulate many of the features of in-game items, such as readable books, openable/lockable containers, useable items.

EphemeralEdit

  • Download: Author Site (BlogSpot)
  • Current Author:
  • Related Addons/Modules:
  • Status: Not updated since 2008, possibly abandoned at present.
  • Notes: Requires other users to have this Addon in order to fully utilize it.
The "grandaddy" of RP prop item creation Addons. This addon originated around the same time as addons like Lore and FlagRSP, it has been at times abandoned, then picked up by other authors many times over it's tenure.

GryphonHeart ItemsEdit

Very probably one of the more attractive offerings for prop item creation as it interfaces with the other Gryphonheart addons meant to simulate guild, social and reputation functions. This Gryphonheart "suite" of addons is a compelling yet ambitious notion (not unlike other ambitious addon projects in the past), and it can only be hoped that it will pan out better.

Arcane WorkshopEdit

  • Download: Distribution Site (Curse)
  • Current Author: amitron
  • Related Addons/Modules:
  • Status: Not updated since 2008, possibly abandoned.
  • Notes: Requires other users to have this Addon in order to fully utilize it.

Player Reputation/QuestEdit

Gryphonheart ReputationEdit

This addon attempts to simulate Reputation dynamics similar to those used for in-game factions for player-made factions. It utilizes the default reputations tracking window to display these created factions. Players all belonging to the same "reputation project" can interact with one another gaining and losing reputation with factions they relate with. This is possibly all made more attractive by the fact that it is part of a suite of addons meant to simulate many social/physical dynamics for Roleplay purposes.

MyQuestsEdit

Originally part of the MySuite project of RP-based addons, this Addon was meant to simulate the dynamic of Quests and Questing as they already exist in-game from NPCs, but allow players to make, give and complete their own Quests for other players. Presumably the goal was to have these quests give items useful to the player, and though it was not discussed, perhaps "reputation" with player-made Factions as well.

CommonersQuestEdit

  • Download: (WoWI)
  • Current Author: Coren
  • Related Addons/Modules: MyQuests (Predecessor)
  • Status: Currently Updated
  • Notes: This Addon requires other users to have it in order to utilize it fully.
This appears to be based on the code for the long-defunct MyQuests Addon planned for the MySuite group of RP addons.

VerisimilarEdit

  • Download: (WoWI)
  • Current Author: Rexides
  • Related Addons/Modules:
  • Status: Currently Updated
  • Notes: This Addon requires other users to have it in order to utilize it fully.
Verisimilar is akin to other mods in this category, as well as some in the "Prop-Creation" Category- covering both functions. However, and in the author's own words: "...the two add-ons have a completely different useage philosophy. Verisimilar is client-server, while GHI is peer-to-peer. That practically means that you can easily give an item you made in GHI to anyone else using the add-on, with no strings attached. In Verisimilar it's very different because a)players don't create items, only the GM does, b)you can transfer items only between players in the same session and c)items only work when the GM is online."

Macro-SpeechEdit

These sorts of Addons provide a functionality similar to what some might call a "speech macro"- which is basically a macro written to push text to a chat channel when a certain event is triggered, usually a spell. A common one I see as a for instance is a Warlock who, upon triggereing his Summon FelSteed ability posts to the Say Channel "I am summoning a steed from Nightmare!".

But whereas Speech Macros are fairly limited in what they can do, and require that a macro be written for every spell that a spoken phrase is to be attached to, these Addons provide a more robust framework for triggering as well as sending chat to channels. For example, whereas a speech macro only triggers when a power is triggered, one of these Addons could have speeches set to trigger when Enemy NPCs talk, or when you open up an NPC vendor's store window.

Emotes, both the custom kind (triggered by /em) and the default set the game has can also be triggered by many of these addons in response to similar triggers, and often frequencies can be set for events so that how often a speech might be triggered can be controlled.

These kinds of Addons can add "flavor" to your character's interactions outside of the normal Player interactions by automating your interactions with NPCs.

Roleplay Helper 2 (RPHelper2)Edit

While RPHelper is an excellent Addon, having a robust architecture for handling a near infinite variety of in-game events and variable chances of macros triggered, it's plagued by two things:
  1. It lacks a current author. The original Author more or less abandoned it after one last effort he made just prior to this expansion (which was aimed mostly at getting a free beta key). And like a lot of similarly abandoned Addons, it's developed some quirks that need ironing out- notably it's starting to get certain events confused with one another- loot events for combat endings and such.
  2. The "spam" that gets under the skin of some bystanders. To me, this is the sort of problem that can happen with any Addon- it's a problem that comes from the users.
When RPH was first created, it consisted of a set of LUA files, one for each class, that you needed to hand-edit in order to change any of the speeches linked to events. Needless to say, few took the trouble. It was clumsy, clunky, and not at all user-friendly. Moreover it suffered from the severe limitation of class-based files. If you had two of a class, they shared the same macro file- eliminating the real charm of an Addon like this, which would be uniquely flavoring what might otherwise be "tedious" interactions with NPCs, both in and out of combat.
When the addon got into it's 2.0 version, the files were now stored per-character, and an interface to edit each character's settings/macros in-game was provided- adding a great deal of user-friendliness. Many of the old class-based speeches provided in the original class LUAs were written in by default, however, and once again, users failed to bother to edit them at all.
So, what you end up with is an Addon that has a lot of potential to add some real depth to your character outside of your interactions with other players, but sadly is rarely used to anything near it's full potential- because it's easier for the average user not to.
Similar issues with users could be cited even with the more fundamental RP Addons, such as with FlagRSP: users' tendencies to use the tooltip to bludgeon you will all manner of irrelevant crap about their character you are neither interested in, nor are likely to take in in the average 3-5 second glance you'd be apt to give them. I don't blame the Addon, though. I blame the knuckleheads using it.

SpeakNSpellEdit

SeguiEdit

EmotesEdit

As the title of this subsection suggests, the Addons listed here do all sorts of things with Emotes.

EmotomaniaEdit

A lot of custom emotes with quick command shortcuts. May not be functional for 3.0.2.

EmoteFuEdit

Provides an expanding set of menus with access to emotes in a FuBar plugin which are categorized by type.

CustomEmotesEdit

MyEmotesEdit

  • Download: Author Site (Moonshyne.org)
  • Current Author: Elandru Moonshyne
  • Related Addons/Modules: MyRoleplay, MyQuests, MyStore
  • Status: Currently Updated.

EnvironmentalEmotesEdit

PetEmoteEdit

  • Download: Distribution Site (WoWI)
  • Current Author: jorna
  • Related Addons/Modules:
  • Status: Not updated since July 2008 (prior to WotLK), possibly abandoned.

This Addon attempts to emulate Pets Emoting things. It seems as though there is a benefit for using it along with other enabled users, since it parses someone else's "pet emote" more genuinely if you have the Addon. this hasn't been updated in several months, but it's possible it may still work.

Combat/Dice SystemsEdit

RollCraftEdit

  • Download: Distribution Site (WoWI)
  • Current Author: AuroraBlade
  • Related Addons/Modules: none known
  • Status: Currently Updated.
This addon is intended to facilitate a "middle ground" for Roleplayers who are attempting to determine combat results, but don't care for either the /duel or "emote fight" options for various reasons. The Addon works on a similar principle to many of the oldschool paper and pencil RPG games- the sort that use books, character sheets and dice.

MiscellaneousEdit

EloquenceEdit

MyStoreEdit

Gryphonheart SubguildsEdit

BookwormEdit

Addon to capture location and contents of books in game. Good for Lore buffs, and possibly Achievement-seekers.

RP Addon "Suites"Edit

The following category is less of a listing and more of a bit of useful trivia about RP-related Addons that either are or were (many such projects are quite ambitious and are often abandoned before completion) intended to interact with other addons. Such Addon suites would seem to seek better immersion in a continuous environment by simulating various social dynamics we already see in-game, but allowing players to create and control these dynamics as well as participate in them. Interaction between these dynamics create continuity. The goal is essentially player-made gaming content.

Such simulated dynamics have included everything from Reputation and Items to player-made Quests and even "Stores" in which other players can buy items. In any case what follows is a list of suites that either exist and are currently updated, or have existed in the past but were abandoned- either in part or in full.

MySuiteEdit

This suite was intended to simulate the "flagging" dynamics formally provided by FlagRSP (MyRoleplay) with an added feature of an individual-based Reputation system as well as Questing (MyQuests) and Vendor dynamics (MyStore). All of these addons would have traded data with one another to form a cohesive and immersive set of inter-player created content and relational dynamics. It has however been mostly abandoned some months after it's initial inception. Some interest in perhaps reviving some or all of these addons has been expressed, but so far little has come of it.

Gryphonheart SuiteEdit

This is a very ambitious project that presently includes addons governing Reputation and Item-creation/trading/use dynamics (similar to Ephemeral). However if one peruses Pilus' list of planned addons, it can be seen that many other features planned for inclusion are:
  • Achievements
  • Professions
  • Objects (different from Gryphonheart Items - which only have icons and scripts behind them. Pilus proposes it will allow for interaction with in-world objects somehow)
  • Quests
  • Notes
  • (Mini)Games - such as chess, cards and so on.
  • PvP Objectives
As you can see, this is a pretty tall order of features, and one can only hope that this project (which as far as can be seen only has a single author) does not go the way of the dodo- as has been the way with many other RP-related addon suites.

"Flagging" SuiteEdit

Not a "proper" Suite necessarily, but it is worthwhile to note that all of the Flagging addons at present are capable of interacting with one another to some extent, allowing a player with any of them to read at least part, if not all of another player's profile no matter what flagging addon they are utilizing. This interactive capacity does, in a way, make these addons a "suite" of sorts.
The interaction is accomplished largely by the fact that all of these addons use the same communication channel: 'xtensiontooltip2' (MRP actually utilizes both this channel and its own). Thankfully this inter-compatibility allows for a player to have his choice of flagging addons according to his own preference.

MinigamesEdit

StrategyEdit

ChessEdit

Card GamesEdit

http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info12258-WoWTexasHoldem.html

InventoryEdit

Bag Consolidation/OrganizingEdit

ArkInventoryEdit

OneBagEdit

Gear HandlersEdit

OutfitterEdit

ItemRackEdit

Wardrobe- ALEdit

TrinketMenuEdit

Dressing RoomEdit

CosplayEdit

CloseUpEdit

Remote ViewingEdit

BankItemsEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

EnhancedStackSplitEdit

Chat/CommunicationEdit

ChatBox Appearance/FunctionEdit

PratEdit

ChatterEdit

ChatMODEdit

  • Download: Distribution Site (Curse)
  • Current Author: solariz
  • Related Addons/Modules:
  • Status: Updated Since WotLK, though not recently.

Friends/Guild TrackingEdit

AuldLangSyneEdit

  • Download: Distribution Site (WoWI)
  • Current Author:
  • Related Addons/Modules:
  • Status: Not updated since WotLK, possibly abandoned.

Broker SocialStateEdit

  • Download: Distribultion Site (WoWI)
  • Current Author: CodeRedLin
  • Related Addons/Modules: LibDataBroker, TitanPanel, FuBar
  • Status: Currently Updated

Chat LoggingEdit

WoWScribeEdit

Controls what ends up in your WoWChatLog. Be sure to read all the information and comments.

ElephantEdit

Whisper HandlersEdit

WoW Instant Messenger (WIM)Edit

  • Download: Distribution Site (Curse)
  • Current Author:Pazza, sylvanaar
  • Related Addons/Modules: LibDataBroker
  • Status: Currently Updated.

DialogChat (formerly Forgotten Chat Revived)Edit

CellularEdit

Channel TrackersEdit

Broker_ChannelWatchEdit

  • Download: Distribution Site (Curse)
  • Current Author: Morgalm
  • Related Addons/Modules: LibDataBroker (and displays), FuBar, TitanPanel
  • Status: Currently updated.
A clone of ChannelWatchFu for LibDataBroker. Like it's predecessors, this addon provides a tooltip format for the members of any special channels you may be in, it can show almost any information in that tooltip regarding each channel occupant utilizing a hidden /who command.

ChannelWatchFuEdit

  • Download: Distribution Site (Curse)
  • Current Author: CrashKurs
  • Related Addons/Modules: FuBar
  • Status: Not Updated since last patch, possibly abandoned- may still be functional.
This addon provides a tooltip format for the members of any special channels you may be in, it can show almost any information in that tooltip regarding each channel occupant utilizing a hidden /who command. One problem with it is that it utilizes and old version of the Ace Library WhoLib, and will conflict with other addons utilizing newer versions. Unlike it's predecessors, it utilizes the generic InfoBar system LibDataBroker (LDB), which means it can be used not only in an array of LDB displays, but also in TitanPanel and even FuBar (with the installation of Broker2Fubar).

ChannelFuEdit

  • Download: Distribution Site (WoWI)
  • Current Author: Amethyst
  • Related Addons/Modules: FuBar
  • Status: Not Updated since Last patch, possibly abandoned.

Spam BlockersEdit

Most of these addons are aimed at stemming the tide of Gold Seller Spam both in the "broadcast" channels like Trade and General as well as through Whispers- mostly by blocking whispers by filters on level and certain keywords

SpamSentryEdit

  • Download: Distribution Site (WoWI)
  • Current Author: Anea
  • Related Addons/Modules:
  • Status: Currently Updated (does not play well with WIM)

BadBoyEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

ChatBarEdit

This Addon provides a "shortcut bar" that can insert chat channels you wish to address directly into the chatline. the bar has little buttons that are color coded according to whatever custom colors the user has set for the channel, and provides a tooltip with the channel name when you hover over them with the mouse. It's a handy utility.

ProfessionEdit

Node TrackingEdit

GathererEdit

GatherSageEdit

Tradeskill WindowEdit

AdvancedTradeSkillWindow (ATSW)Edit

SkilletEdit

Cooldown ManagementEdit

SkillsPlusFuEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info12204-GnomishYellowPages.html

Broker TradeCooldownsEdit

  • Download: Distribution Site (WoWI)
  • Current Author: Zhinjio
  • Related Addons/Modules: LibDataBroker, FuBar, TitanPanel, Broker2FuBar
  • Status: Currently Updated.

QuestEdit

QuestLog Frame/TrackerEdit

QuestsFuEdit

This is a pretty fully-featured Quest Addon for just a FuBar Plugin. In addition to allowing you to track your own quests via a custom tracking interface and pane, it also allows you to track the quest progression of anyone in your party, and will play sounds from the Original Warcraft RTS games upon objective and quest completion. If you have FuBar or even LibDataBroker, this is a must.

MonkeyQuestEdit

Hints/AssistanceEdit

QuestHelperEdit

This is a rather popular Addon of late with all the new Quest Content in the Expansion. What this Addon does is act as a Database of quest objectives which are cross referenced with coordinate data on the WorldMap- enabling you to find quest objectives and finish quests more quickly. There are, however, some disadvantages to this Addon. It is apparently a memory hog, as it requires considerable resources to keep a database that size with thousands of Quests in it.

Carbonite QuestEdit

Cartographer QuestInfoEdit

LightheadedEdit

MobMapEdit

DailiesEdit

DailyQuestTrackerEdit

Quest Item HandlingEdit

QuestClicksEdit

QBarEdit

CombatEdit

Damage MetersEdit

RecountEdit

SW StatsEdit

WWS WebstatsEdit

This is a bit unlike any of the other meters in that it's not meant to be a real-time data feed. Instead the Addon "client" collects data as you play on the amount of damage you're doing, with what abilities, and so on. This data is then uploaded to the website and merged and parse along with other members of your raid to form a full set of praid performance statistics which can be browsed and analyzed.

Threat MetersEdit

OmenEdit

  • Download: Distribution Site (WoWI)
  • Current Author: Xinhuan
  • Related Addons/Modules: LibDataBroker
  • Status: Currently Updated

Scrolling Combat TextEdit

These Addons superimpose combat data (such as damage taken, healing taken, buffs, debuffs, etc.) over the center of the screen in a a sort of Heads-Up Display (HUD). Blizzard's default interface also includes some of this functionality (inspired by Addons) but is not nearly as configurable or customizable as these Addons are.

Scrolling Combat TextEdit

Considered the Grandaddy of Scrolling Combat Text Addons, this was an inspiration to Blizzard apparently, who later added SCT-like functionality to the default interface.

MikScrollingBattleText (MSBT)Edit

Similar to SCT in purpose, MSBT does all of what SCT does, but in style- featuring parabolic scrolling and a variety of other text animations to catch the eye and your attention.

General PvPEdit

AfflictedEdit

While many tracking/timing addons can do a great deal to providing information about buffs and debuffs, this Addon actually focuses specifically on tracking the Buffs, Debuffs, and Cooldowns of Enemy Player spells and abilities.

SpellAlerterEdit

While there are many Addons that feed a player combat text related to their own spell, buff and debuff gains, many need configuration to do what this Addon does right out of the box.

PartyAbilityBarsEdit

While the intended use of this Addon is to track party member abilities and cooldowns for Arena-based PvP, this may in fact be handy for almost any team-based PvP, such as Battlegrounds.

Arena PvPEdit

ArenaHistorianEdit

This Addon tracks your Arena statistics, presumably allowing you to note and improve upon trends in your playstyle.

ProximoEdit

Similar to many other UnitFrame Addons style-wise, Proximo adds functionality which is specifically handy in Arenas. Proximo has not only a set of PartyFrames, but also Frames for your opponents, restricted to a maximum of five Frames (the size of a team)- gathering the information to create these frames when you or someone else in your group with the addon mouses over an enemy player. Proximo can also "guess" at other traits of your opponents- taking note of abilities that they use in combat and theorizing what Talent Spec they are. Proximo also has utilities for assigning "click-casting" shortcuts similar to what Clique or Healbot does for Raiders, and can track the duration of crowd control effects on enemy players.

RaidEdit

Boss Tracking/TimingEdit

Deadly Boss Mods (DBM)Edit

BigWigsEdit

  • Download: Distribution Site (Curse)
  • Current Author: funkydude, et al.
  • Related Addons/Modules: Many Modules exist for adding functionality, timers and warnings for various boss encounters, most of these are easily located as they all share the common naming prefix of "BigWigs_[ModuleName]"
  • Status: Currently Updated

oRA2Edit

  • Download: Distribution Site (Curse)
  • Current Author: Ammo, Rabbit
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  • Status: Updated since WotLK, but not very recently.

CTRaidAssistEdit

UtilityEdit

CliqueEdit

Gives the user many options for assigning click-casting behavior to frames.

HealbotEdit

Provides shortcuts for commonly used Raid Healing functions.

UnitFramesEdit

Player/Raid UnitframesEdit

XPerlUnitFramesEdit

PitbullEdit

  • Download: Distribution Site (Curse)
  • Current Author: CKKnight
  • Related Addons/Modules: Manny Modules exist to add in to Pitbull, and generally all of them begin with "Pitbull_"
  • Status: Currently Updated

agUnitFrames (agUF)Edit

Orb UnitFrames (oUF)Edit

  • Download: Distribution Site (WoWI)
  • Current Author: haste
  • Related Addons/Modules: Many Different layouts exist for this framework, usually having names beginning with "oUF".
  • Status: Currently Updated

This is not a very user-friendly UnitFrames Addon, as it requires a user to hand-code LUA script in order to change options. However for someone who can script, or doesn't care about options or customizing the Addon, this UnitFrame Addon is known for being extremely lightweight memory-wise, and some of the configurations are downright slick-looking.

GridEdit

ProximoEdit

Similar to many other UnitFrame Addons style-wise, Proximo adds functionality which is specifically handy in Arenas. Proximo has not only a set of PartyFrames, but also Frames for your opponents, restricted to a maximum of five Frames (the size of a team)- gathering the information to create these frames when you or someone else in your group with the addon mouses over an enemy player. Proximo can also "guess" at other traits of your opponents- taking note of abilities that they use in combat and theorizing what Talent Spec they are. Proximo also has utilities for assigning "click-casting" shortcuts similar to what Clique or Healbot does for Raiders, and can track the duration of crowd control effects on enemy players.

CRaidEdit

A perhaps entirely impractical, but nonetheless visually interesting way to track Raid and Party UnitFrames.

DiscordUnitFramesEdit

  • Download: Author Site (Underworldexodus.com)
  • Current Author: Lozareth originally, sparsely fan-maintained. Various.
  • Related Addons/Modules: DiscordFrameModifier, DiscordArt, DiscordActionBars, DiscordLibrary, DiscordUIBuilder
  • Status: Sketchy.
One of the most completely customizable UnitFrames Addons I have ever come across. And this was true of most of Lozareth's Addons. Sadly Lozareth ceased maintaining any of his Addons, and you're lucky if fans occasionally tweak them back into working condition after a major patch.

Heads-Up Displays (HUDs)Edit

These Addons place your Health, Mana, Casting Bars, and other pertinent player information readouts right in front of you- typically at the center of the screen. If you like not having to glance at the upper-left corner of your screen all the time to see how you're doing, these mods are for you. Generally speaking most of them have settings to be either partially or fully hidden when out of combat.

ArcHUD2Edit

IceHUDEdit

hudEdit

Buff Tracking/TimersEdit

BisonEdit

  • Download: Distribution Site (WoWI)
  • Current Author: TimTaler
  • Related Addons/Modules: ButtonFacade
  • Status: Currently Updated

PowerAurasEdit

DoTimerEdit

BuffHUDEdit

The name of this addon is a bit misleading. While it isn't a HUD in and of itself, it's a Buff handling Addon that's designed to be used with a HUD.

Unit NamePlatesEdit

AloftEdit

  • Download: Distribution Site (WoWI)
  • Current Author: acapela
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  • Status: Functional Beta, currently updated.
This Addon reskins the NamePlates (shown above Mobs when Ctrl-V is pressed) and adds many optional and customizable features and readouts to them.

ActionBarsEdit

Blizzard Action Bars ManagementEdit

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zBar3Edit

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DiscordActionBarsEdit

  • Download: Author Site (Underworldexodus.com)
  • Current Author: Lozareth, et al.
  • Related Addons/Modules: DiscordLibrary, DiscordArt, DiscordFrameModifier, DiscordUnitFrames, DiscordUIBuilder
  • Status: Sketchy.

Alternative ActionBarsEdit

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OPieEdit

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ActionBar "Skinning"Edit

ButtonFacadeEdit

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CyCircledEdit

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Information HandlingEdit

InfoBarsEdit

FuBarEdit

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TitanPanelEdit

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LibDataBroker (LDB)Edit

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Alt TrackingEdit

AltaholicEdit

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Class-Specific AddonsEdit

Death KnightEdit

RuneWatchEdit

http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info10133-RuneWatch.html

DruidEdit

HunterEdit

MageEdit

PaladinEdit

PriestEdit

RogueEdit

ShamanEdit

ShamanFriendEdit

TotemTimersEdit

WarlockEdit

WarriorEdit

MapEdit

WorldMapEdit

CartographerEdit

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MetaMapEdit

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AtlasEdit

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MiniMapEdit

simpleMiniMapEdit

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MediaEdit

Music PlayersEdit

EpicMusicPlayerEdit

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Plays OGG-Vorbis and MP3 formats.

Contextual MusicEdit

SoundTrackEdit

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  • Status: Apparently Defunct

MiscellaneousEdit

CoolLevelUpEdit

WindedEdit

BossTalkEdit

Ever wanted to replay the speech audio from memorable bosses in the game? This Addon's for you.

Error HandlingEdit

ImprovedErrorFrameEdit

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BugSackEdit

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!SwatterEdit

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ErrorMonsterEdit

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Frames, Art- Movers/ModifiersEdit

DiscordFrameModifierEdit

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DiscordArtEdit

eePanelsEdit

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MoveAnything!Edit

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AuctionEdit

Auctioneer (Suite)Edit

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