World of Warcraft Character Addons

World of Warcraft Made Easy

Many hardcore Warcraft gamers use add-ons.  Basically, they make it possible to rearrange things for ease of use and to make your interface much less cluttered.  There are bars that make all your buttons 1/4 smaller than original, letting you fit more buttons into a smaller area.

There is an add-on called Necrosis, which is a great tool for Warlocks.  It shows how many soul shards you have left and has small buttons with quick access to your demonic spells.

How do you choose the best add-on for your character? You can simply Google, or you could check out http://wow.curse.com/downloads/addons/

There are hundreds of different tools to help you level faster, guide you through quests, raid more efficiently, and make vast amounts of gold to quickly turn you into a tycoon.

Many people are kind of stand-offish on the idea of editing the contents of an installed software folder. That’s why I’m going to guide you through installing your add-ons without screwing up your game. Nothing takes longer to reinstall that World of Warcraft.

  1. Download the tool that you wish to use.
  2. Extract it to a folder on your desktop.  Make sure there is only one parent folder containing the files.
  3. Make sure that WoW has been shut down and you have exited the software completely.
  4. Navigate to your WoW install folder.  By default this should be C:\World of Warcraft.
  5. Open the “Interface” folder. If there is not one then create one.
  6. Open the “Addons” folder.  As before, if there is not one, create it.
  7. Copy the folder containing your add-on files that is on your desktop.
  8. Paste this inside the Addons folder in your WoW directory.
  9. Now close everything and start your game.
  10. Sign in, then click on the Add-ons button on the bottom left, before you select your character.
  11. In the Add-ons screen, check the box beside “enable out of date add-ons”.
  12. Exit back to your character screen, and play WoW.
  13. You will have to arrange things the way you want them, as your add-ons with be effective immediately.

Okay, that’s it.  One other tip, when searching through the multitude of add-ons and tools available for your World of Warcraft software, be sure you download from reputable creators and don’t download anything that involves a risk of you being banned from your servers.


Alright, now go play.

Don is an avid gamer, writer, screen writer,part time game maker, film director, and horror film fanatic. You can check out his book "How to Survive Zombies and Other Disasters" on Amazon.