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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium: WoW 5.1 (2013); OmniCC

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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium: WoW 5.1 (2013); OmniCC

[Jan 25, 2013 | No Comment] by: Icesnake Frostfyre

I am the Icesnake, and this is my Emporium.

OmniCC is an addon that adds text to items, spell and abilities that are on cooldown to indicate when they will be ready to use. In other words: it turns all the standard analogue cooldowns into digital ones.

Anything should work with OmniCC, from the action bars to the inventory, from the standard interface to your favorite add-on. This add-on will let you see at a …

Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium: WoW 5.1 (2013); Control Lost

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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium: WoW 5.1 (2013); Control Lost

[Jan 13, 2013 | No Comment] by: Icesnake Frostfyre

I am the Icesnake, and this is my Emporium.

What we’re actually looking for is a mod to notify members of your party or raid when you are out of control. No, not when you lose your mind; when your toon is stunned, mind-controlled, asleep, or otherwise not under control of the player behind the keyboard. This can be very important if you’e the healer, and absolutely critical if you’re the tank.

Well, we didn’t …

Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium: WoW 5.1 (2013); Essential Add-ons

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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium: WoW 5.1 (2013); Essential Add-ons

[Jan 9, 2013 | One Comment] by: Icesnake Frostfyre

I am the Icesnake, and this is my Emporium.

This is the first segment to be recorded for 2013, and I thought I’d make it longer than usual, and list the add-ons that I consider essential.

For everyone, I recommend ArkInventory, AutoProfitX2, and BankStack. These three add-ons will help you keep your bags and bank organized, and turn junk items into a little jingle in your pockets. If your toon uses the …

Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium: WoW 5.1: Threat Meters

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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium: WoW 5.1: Threat Meters

[Dec 2, 2012 | No Comment] by: Icesnake Frostfyre

I am the Icesnake, and this is my Emporium.

If you play WoW in groups – even groups as small as two players, or yourself and a combat pet – you should be tracking your threat. Tanks want high threat, to keep mobs from attacking the healers. DPS And healers want low threat, to keep mobs attacking the tank. We are blessed with a large number of functioning threat meters; a simple search on Curse …

Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium: WoW 5.0.5 Segment 18; Deadly Boss Mods

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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium: WoW 5.0.5 Segment 18; Deadly Boss Mods

[Nov 3, 2012 | No Comment] by: Icesnake Frostfyre

This is the Icesnake.

Today I bring you Deadly Boss Mods. If you are planning to raid, you need Deadly Boss Mods. If you have never raided before, Deadly Boss Mods (also known as DBM) will help you to look a little less like a noob.

DBM will help you know when to take action in boss fights, to keep you and your fellow raiders alive. If you use LFR, you should be using DBM.…

Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium: WoW 5.0.4 Segment 16; Hear Kitty

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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium: WoW 5.0.4 Segment 16; Hear Kitty

[Oct 29, 2012 | No Comment] by: Icesnake Frostfyre

I am the Icesnake, and you’re listening to my Add-on Emporium.

This segment is for those “resource users;” if your toon uses chi, mana, combo points, etcetera, or if you drive vehicles that use resources, Hear Kitty is for you. That’s H-E-A-R Kitty. This add-on plays a sound to let you know what’s happening with resources so you don’t have to glance away from your target.

Hear Kitty works for Druids, Rogues, Shaman, Priests, Hunters, …

Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium: WoW 5.0.4 Segment 15; Decursive

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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium: WoW 5.0.4 Segment 15; Decursive

[Oct 27, 2012 | No Comment] by: Icesnake Frostfyre

This is The Icesnake. Perhaps you are not prepared; but you could be! The Emporium is here to help.

Mages, Monks, Shaman, Priests, Paladins… Decursive supports all classes with cleansing abilities and configures itself automatically, it works straight out of the box, no configuration is required.

Decursive is an add-on that places a small bar on your play window which, when your ability is active, allows you to quickly remove debuffs from members of your …

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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium: WoW 5.0.4 Segment 4; QuickMark

[Sep 18, 2012 | No Comment] by: Icesnake Frostfyre

This is The Icesnake, back with another add-on for party and raid leaders.

QuickMark is a fairly simple add-on that does a fairly simple job; it allows you to set the raid target icon of units quickly rather than having to go through the right-click menu or create keybindings. QuikcMark does this by creating a small icon bar on your screen; just select your target, click the icon on the QuickMark bar, and voila! Your …

Mists of Pandaria Pre-Raid Gear For Tanks

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Mists of Pandaria Pre-Raid Gear For Tanks

[Aug 22, 2012 | No Comment] by: Jason Zimmerman

I’ve compiled lists of pre-raid tank gear for Death Knights, Druids, Paladins and Warriors. Brewmaster Monk is still a work in progress. It seems like there is a shortage of quality Monk information available right now.

This early collection of best-in-slot (BiS) pre-raid gear will get you started as soon as Mists of Pandaria is released.

I’m sure there will be changes as we go live, plus the addition of loot tables from World Bosses, …

Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium #52: Deadly Boss Mods

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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium #52: Deadly Boss Mods

[May 5, 2011 | 2 Comments] by: Icesnake Frostfyre

Segment 52: Deadly Boss Mods

So now you’re raiding, or at least running instances. It doesn’t matter if you’re raiding old “vanilla WoW” dungeons or Baradin Hold, or anywhere in between; you want to do the best you can, whether you are the tank, a healer, or DPS. That means you need situational awareness, because while a mage doing the safety dance in Naxxramas may be low on the DPS charts, a dead mage is …

What in the WoW is Going On?

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What in the WoW is Going On?

[Mar 15, 2011 | 18 Comments] by: Jacob "Modem"

Those of you who listen to the podcast know all about my deep concern for the state of the game, but today my concern has reached a whole new level. Lately, I’ve been seeing great and dedicated players and friends quit the game left and right (5 of my good friends have quit the game and from what I’ve been hearing it seems like more are following), an overload of negative comments on the blogosphere …

Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium #50: Shaman

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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium #50: Shaman

[Mar 15, 2011 | No Comment] by: Icesnake Frostfyre

Segment 50: Add-ons for Shaman

I have been informed that, during the per-class segments, I somehow contrived to miss the shaman. Let’s correct that right now.

The shaman is a hybrid support class, providing DPS via spellcasting or melee, or healing. In addition, the shaman can place totems to provide additional benefits to the party or deal additional damage to enemies.

To help your shaman in his chosen role, I’ve put together a list of …

Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium #48: Pawn

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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium #48: Pawn

[Feb 14, 2011 | No Comment] by: Icesnake Frostfyre

Segment 48: Pawn

You’re running 5-mans, trying to gear up so you can level even faster, or run heroics, or raid. You see other people clicking “need” on gear that you think you might want, but you’re not sure if it’s really an “up” for you, and you don’t want to be “that guy.” What do you do? Pawn.

Pawn is an add-on that uses values from Wowhead to quickly compare loot items (or quest …

Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium #47: Dungeon Tactics

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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium #47: Dungeon Tactics

[Feb 7, 2011 | No Comment] by: Icesnake Frostfyre

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 …

Icesnake’s Add-On Emporium #46: PlayerScore

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Icesnake’s Add-On Emporium #46: PlayerScore

[Jan 31, 2011 | 2 Comments] by: Icesnake Frostfyre

Segment 46: PlayerScore

The single biggest complaint heard in World of Warcraft is about pick-up groups, usually called “pugs.” Why? Because players join pugs without the proper gear or experience to make a successful run. In the past, group leaders (now called “dungeon guides”) had two add-ons to help them determine the level of readiness a player might bring to his pug, GearScore and SkillScore. Individual players could use them to determine their own state …

Cataclysm Pre-Raid Gear Lists for Tanks

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Cataclysm Pre-Raid Gear Lists for Tanks

[Dec 14, 2010 | No Comment] by: Jason Zimmerman

To add to my series of compilation posts for Cataclysm Pre-Raid gear guides and shopping lists, I’ve found a couple resources for tanks. I lumped the plate wearing tanks together. Death Knights: the first link has some information on 2-Handed weapons for you.

See Also:
Cataclysm Pre-Raid DPS Gear
Cataclysm Pre-Raid Healer Gear

Below are some great resources for tanks. I’ll update this list as more become available.

Death Knights, Paladins, Warriors

Cataclysm Pre-Raid Tank

Cataclysm Pre-Raid Gear Lists for Healers

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Cataclysm Pre-Raid Gear Lists for Healers

[Nov 30, 2010 | 3 Comments] by: Jason Zimmerman

One of my favorite things to do at the beginning of an expansion is search item databases and find out what is the best gear for my character to have in order to successfully start raiding. Yes, I truly am a nerd like that.

I’m sure I will do the same this expansion for my characters, but in addition I’m compiling resources for all classes and specs to help you all get prepared for Cataclysm …

How To: Run a GDKP Loot System

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How To: Run a GDKP Loot System

[Sep 3, 2010 | No Comment] by: Jason Zimmerman

Thanks to Malekai for the original email for this post.

GDKP, which stands for Gold DKP, is a loot system in which players bid gold on items that drop in a raid rather than rolling on it. The item then goes to the highest bidder and all the money that was bid goes to the raid leader and stays in the virtual pot. At the end of the raid the pot is split amongst the …

That will buff right out.

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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium, Segment #22: RaidBuffStatus

[Jul 9, 2010 | No Comment] by: Icesnake Frostfyre

Segment 22: RaidBuffStatus

Are you a raider? Are you a raid leader? Either way, you need to know the status of buffs on yourself and, if you are the leader, of the entire raid. Proper buffs can make a marginal raid successful, while missing buffs can make your raid fail.

RaidBuffStatus is an add-on to check, show and report on the complete buff status (including flasks etc) of a party or raid. It shows the …

Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium #1: Omen3

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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium #1: Omen3

[Nov 25, 2009 | 4 Comments] by: Icesnake Frostfyre

Omen3 is the first add-on for the Emporium’s “official” kick-off.