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2-18-2009 @ 1:15PM
Don't know why people never mention it, but Thottbot.com is a nice resource too. I've never had to look anywhere else for quest, item, or profession information.
2-18-2009 @ 1:31PM
I'd wondered this also, until I read something that made me realize that thottbot was one of if not "the" first website of its type, and it's been largely eclipsed by sites like wowhead that have a reputation for being more advanced for one reason or another.I agree that thottbot has flaws, but I still find it extremely helpful (I like the way it shows the range of types of mobs on a zone's map, for example, and if that feature exists in wowhead I haven't found it yet) and in one recent instance it was able help me identify something that wowhead actually had zero entries for (the Rune of Opening that drops when you are killing the humanoids that wander the ruins near Daleran's crater in Hillsbrad).Anyways, I tend to use a mix of thottbot, wowhead, and wowwiki when I am researching stuff.
2-18-2009 @ 1:35PM
I was a diehard thottbot user until Wrath. For some reason they never had information for wrath quests while wowhead did. now i use wowhead almost exclusively.
2-18-2009 @ 1:37PM
Thottbot was the first WoW site that I learned of after I started playing WoW, and it's the one I'll turn to first for certain things.If I want to look up where something is on a map, Thottbot supplies that right away, usually. The comments in Thottbot and WoWhead are equally useful to me, so I'll usually check both, but first is usually Thottbot. I like the gear-finder tool in WoWhead the best, but Thottbot's is good, also. If I'm looking for boss strategies, boss drops, or lore discussion, I'll check WoWwiki. Thottbot is also pretty good for checking out individual recipes, but for information on overall tradeskills, I'll usually look at WoWwiki.Sometimes I check out wow.allakhazam.com for how something sells on the Auction House.Plus, I like that Thottbot.com has a simple, white background. It looks cleaner and I've long since grown tired of light-colored text on a black background like WoWhead and WoWwiki. WoWwiki's ads and search engine can sometimes really slow down a page's loading, but both Thottbot and WoWhead have fast-loading pages.
2-18-2009 @ 4:57PM
Thottbot? I stopped using that regularly during the "Hunter Item" phase.Thottbot is nice, but I tend to find more information faster with better results with WoWhead. It's more commonly linked to sites like MaxDPS and other theorycrafting sites/tools. With the filter/search features and with integration addons like lightheaded, wowhead becomes even moreso the "go-to" site. Is one better than the other? Meh.. user preference. But I'd be willing to bet these are some key reasons thottbot has sort of slid by the wayside.
2-19-2009 @ 4:06AM
The comments on Wowhead are SOOOO much more helpful and well-written than the "Thottbot experience" -- I don't care if you solo'd this quest with a naked, level 40, untalented warrior. In fact, it's a good bet that you're lying. If I wanted to read the Ritalin-induced crayon-scrawlings of children, I'd go to the official forums. OK, now I'm venting... sorry. :)
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