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11-04-2009 @ 3:11PM
This is the best column you folks have ever written in the entire time this site has been up-good job. Everything a new add-on player needs to know is here; where to go (safe sites), how to choose, how to download--everything a new player, or old player who wants to start using addons needs to know. I intend to pass this site on (again) to both my guilds-there are players there who can use this info. Thanks again.
11-04-2009 @ 3:14PM
I think a good follow up article would be a list of possible addons to consider trying, if you're a rookie that is.
11-04-2009 @ 3:42PM
@vanI agree completely... There is a big difference between the kinds of add-ons a rookie should have compared to a veteran Raider.Example: my blessed parents have been wandering the wastelands of WoW for a year and never really understood Auction House economy. I installed Auctioneer on their machines last month and now my folks get all excited when they get real return on their sales.Counter Example: I am a BIG opponent of rookies using Quest Helper or other quest automater as they lose the opportunity to explore the world the way the game designers built it. If you are leveling Alts, go for it, but for first time rookies, learning how to go to WowWiki or such ONCE YOU ARE STUCK (and have READ THE QUEST for hints), fine. Having a robot hold your hand would kill the fun for rooks. (you can down vote that last opinion, but I think it is quite valid)
11-04-2009 @ 5:24PM
"I am a BIG opponent of rookies using Quest Helper or other quest automater as they lose the opportunity to alt tab thousands of times to type quest names into wowhead and spend minutes scrolling through the comments section to get coords and hints."Fixed that for ya. I got your back.
11-04-2009 @ 5:39PM
@lemonspoint taken...I guess if someone is going to go diving for coords for every quest, then the point is moot anyway.I just hope most first timers at least make an attempt to read each quest before plunging headlong into the arms of help sites. (hope... the killer of reality)
11-04-2009 @ 6:14PM
This is where Lightheaded + a coordinate mod becomes very useful. Try the quest, if you get stuck, you have WoWHead comments right there telling you what to do.
11-04-2009 @ 8:56PM
I've never found Questhelper to prevent exploration, you still must find the quest givers in the first place. The only thing Questhelper does for me is prevent a whole lot of wandering around in completely the wrong place looking for a quest objective that is inevitably either right next to where I started or in a completely different zone.
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