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Addon Spotlight's top 5 addons of 2011 {WoW}

Jan 6th 2012 5:32PM IMO, the best bag mod ever is 'TBag-Shefki'. In every article I've read regarding bag addons I have never seen this mentioned and I simply can't live without it. Out of the box it works flawlessly. At the same time it is highly customizable being able to make your own categories and organize the areas of your single bag window any way you'd like. It does automatic "tidying" putting things in stacks whenever possible. It also keeps track of what you've recently acquired / used with color coding of the number of items which changed in a playing session, red means you have less of an item, green means you've picked up more. Last, and certainly not least, but the most critical function I could simply not live without is the robust search functionality.There is a simple, quite unobtrusive search field on the bottom of the window. Type any part of what you're looking for and it will search your bags, your bank, your mailbox and ALL of the above for ALL of your alts. In your current open bags it will highlight items fitting the search field and grey out items you're not looking for. In your chat window is will print out all matching items and exactly how many in your current character's bags, bank, etc, and for all your alts. So if you search for "copper" you'll get something like:

50 Copper Ore
10 in alt1 bags
25 in alt2 bank
15 in alt 3 mailbox
10 Copper Wire
10 in alt1 bank

And on top of all that amazing search functionality, you can switch the window to show any of your alts bags and/or bank from whatever character you're currently on and see exactly what you have on any toon.

There are only two downsides to this addon: 1) If you do want to heavily customize what goes in which area of the window it can be a little clunky, but as I said it works perfectly out of the box; and 2) it hasn't been updated since last June. The current version still works perfectly (knock on wood), but I don't know if it is still being developed should it break in a future expansion.

Breakfast Topic: Achievements that should have been {WoW}

Feb 1st 2011 4:09PM ^^ This. I completely agree that there should be an achievement for completing your 0.5 tier upgrade set. It is a long serious of quests and quite difficult to do and not many have finished all the pieces. I've always been surprised that there wasn't an achievement for this. People nowadays don't ever even complete their original tier 0 set in the first place. And most people who weren't around during Vanilla when this was implemented don't even know it exists.

Breakfast Topic: The reason for the seasonal achievements {WoW}

Nov 15th 2010 6:05PM The best reason for this holiday imo: >10% reputation buff<

Many people have mentioned the opportunity to quickly level your cooking abilities during this holiday. But I have yet to see anyone mention the 1 hour 10% reputation buff you get from "The Spirit of Sharing". Essentially you stuff yourself with 5 helpings of each of the 5 Thanksgiving foods and you get a buff for 10% reputation increase for an hour. And this isn't a daily quest, you can go back to rebuff every hour. With so many people currently spending their pre-cata time trying to finish up achievements, particularly for reputations that will be disappearing, or working on their Insane title (which is no longer disappearing, but still a long rep grind), I highly recommend taking advantage of the week of Pilgrim's Bounty for the added rep boost.

Blood Pact: Warlock soloing instance bosses for fun and profit {WoW}

Oct 26th 2010 3:44PM Great article. I love 'lock soloing instances. I've been trying to do Anzu lately, but haven't been able to succeed yet as a demo lock. The dealing with the birds and the constant stuns when he goes immune are what's getting me. Anyone want to share their strats?

The Queue: Who let that thing out? {WoW}

Oct 18th 2010 2:29PM Actually, yes, I'm well aware that one is a pronoun and one is a simple noun. However, would anyone on Azeroth ever have heard of the planet Earth? No? Thought not.

So they wouldn't even have the noun "earth" in their language. They'd use terms like "ground", "soil" or "dirt". Arthas would say "To the ends of Azeroth".

The Queue: Who let that thing out? {WoW}

Oct 18th 2010 2:05PM "imprisoned deep below the earth."

It bugs me when Azeroth is referred to as "earth". Earth is a specific name for the planet we live on, not a generalized term for any planet. You wouldn't even use the noun "earth" to refer to plain old dirt or soil if it was on another planet. I can let it go when you mis-spoke in this article because you do also use the generalized terms "planet" and "world". When it really gets to me though is every time I run CoS and Arthas tells Mal'Ganis "I'll hunt you to the ends of the earth if I have to. To the ends of the EARTH!!!!!". Every single time I run that instance I think to myself "Really? To the ends of the >Earth

The Queue: Dala-ran out of portals {WoW}

Sep 28th 2010 6:01PM Question: Do the vendors on the Traveler's Tundra Mount upgrade in Cataclysm to sell appropriate higher level food / water / reagents? Literally the day before the disappearance of Dalaran portals was announced I spent 6800g on the Kirin Tor ring to use it as hearth back to a useful centralized location... with portals. Now it was basically wasted money. So I'd hate to spend the money on the Tundra mount if in the expansion it is really just good for selling off junk and repairing.

The Queue: Hard (Stone)core {WoW}

Sep 27th 2010 2:20AM Has anyone in the beta been able to test out the Traveller's Tundra mount? I'm curious at to whether it's worth it to purchase at this point, so close to Cata. If the vendors on board will still only sell Wrath level wares. water, food, reagents, etc, then it's hardly worth the 1600g. If they get upgraded (as do many vendors), to sell the new higher level consumables, then the Traveller's mount is completely worth it.

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May 5th 2009 5:55PM Sandbox Tigger FTW

The Queue: Seven {WoW}

Mar 12th 2009 7:12PM Not entirely true about trinkets and spells. Curse Of Doom has a 'hard' damage amount so it always hits for the same amount (given the same bonus damage, etc), making it easier to track whether or not a trinket is having an influence on the spell. So I extensively tested CoD with trinkets and it was very clear that if the trinket, say something with a 20 second duration, was active at the time of cast, it did >NOT< have an effect on the amount of damage. But if I activated the trinket within 20 seconds of the CoD proc, it definitely >DID< increase the damage. So my 'gift' had already been given, it just hadn't been opened yet. And the surprise came when the gift was opened.

I will qualify this post with "unless they've changed it since LK came out" because I haven't been using CoD in the expansion.