Each week, WoW Insider's Mathew McCurley brings you a fresh look at reader-submitted UIs as well as Addon Spotlight, which focuses on the backbone of the
WoW gameplay experience: the user interface. Everything from bags to bars, buttons to DPS meters and beyond -- your addons folder will never be the same.
World of Warcraft
experienced numerous cataclysms over the last year and a half as Blizzard, the community, and everything in between had a weird hiccup moment. Mists of Pandaria
seems to be shaping up to pull many lapsed players back into the World of Warcraft
ranks, and the Scroll of Resurrection
is a none-too-subtle way of facilitating that goal. Old players who thought WoW
was down and out have been pulled back because of instant access to a lot of the features once reserved for the especially dedicated.
Last week, I gave you some tips on what to install on your brand new player's game in order to facilitate a smoother first-game experience. This week, we're going to address old players from all past eras of WoW
's lifespan and help them get back into the game without too many bumps along the way. It's a very different game, but the core components are exactly the same. Blizzard correctly pointed out that when WoW
's got you and your character's boots on the ground, the game works the best.
But first, before we begin with the article proper, I wanted to proclaim victory for the WoW
community with regard to AoE looting. Blizzard has announced that AoE looting will be making the release of Mists of Pandaria
, and I could not be happier. I've been championing AoE looting
for some time now
, and I want to send the happiest thoughts possible to the dev who got this feature on the launch list. You have no idea what types of quality of life changes that this will bring to everything from old raid farming to time spent waiting around in dungeons.
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