Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium #47: Dungeon Tactics
Segment 47: Dungeon Tactics Add-ons
Cataclysm brought us an entirely new world, with entirely new ways to wipe in PuGs. But the most effective way to wipe is still the same – have someone who doesn’t know the boss tactics in your group. Fortunately, there are some add-ons that will allow you to quickly go over boss encounter tactics without needing Vent or TeamSpeak (here we link the infamous Leeroy Jenkins video on YouTube. Some language NSFW.).
Rob Boss Mods uses the minimalist approach, and allows each player to request boss tactics, or for the player with RBM installed to trigger it. There are demo videos on the RBM home page in both English and Deutsch (that’s German to most of you).
Boss Notes provides not only tactics, but tooltips, the ability to make and share encounter notes, a general-purpose in-game notepad, and features a modular design. The standard distribution contains the Personal Notes, Abilities, Emotes, Tactics and Rules modules. Extension modules can provide additional functions. The Rules module lets you extend your existing boss mod with additional encounter rules for custom notifications, timers, raid target icons, and yells. You will find a lot of screen shots and explanations on the Boss Notes page.
Boss Tactics is fully comprehensive, providing everything except skill to complete a raid with a minimum of errors by the players. The basic add-on is a framework, and plug-ins are available for all of Cataclysm’s raids, individual raids, Cata 5-man dungeons, all of Wrath, and the Burning Crusade. There is a two-part YouTube video linked on the Boss Tactics page, as well.
Music for this segment is from Ska4U.com and is entitled “Get Out Of My Way” by The Uptones.
Special thanks to Kalis of Terenas for assistance in producing this segment.