When you get started playing World of Warcraft, have you noticed that some players seem to know a lot about things in game that you don't seem to have access to? If so, there is a good chance that you are seeing World of Warcraft addons at work. World of Warcraft addons are essentially modifications that can be made to your user interface. They are files that you can download and then put into the game folder, and they can greatly improve your enjoyment of the game. Some addons will give you more information about the quests that you are on, while other addons will tell you more about what is going on in the game.
World of Warcraft addons may also be called mods or modifications, and they are generally made by other fans of the game. You can find them simply by doing a search for them on a good search engine, and there are lots of addons for almost every purpose imaginable. While some addons will stand on their own, others are dependent on other addons to work. In many cases, you can pick up addons that combine several addons into one folder.
To use an addon, all you need to do is to download it, unzip it if necessary, and then to open the folder where you keep your World of Warcraft files. Open up the folder called "Interface" and then open up the file called "Addons" which is where you will paste the addon file. Then, assuming that the file is not corrupt, you will be able to see the addon in action the next time that you open up your game.
There are plenty of World of Warcraft addons out there and you'll discover that they can help you progress much faster through the game. You may choose to look on the forums for the best addons out there that will enhance your experience, or you might want to take a look at a few of these extremely popular ones.
When you want to make gold and make it fast, use Auctioneer to keep you current on the best prices for your items
Omen gives you good information on how much threat you have acquired; essentially it lets you know how attractive you are to the monsters and how likely it is that an enemy will come after you.
Cartographer will tell you how to get around in game. You can see the entire area that you are looking around in and you'll be able to adjust your minimap as well.
Essentially, this addon will tell you how to finish your quests in the most efficient manner. It will tell you where the items that you need are, and you'll get directed towards the fastest routes to get where you are going.
Though there is no mechanical advantage to this addon, it can be a great way for you to let other people know about some of the personality quirks of your character. If you have this addon, you'll also be able to see what additions other people have made to their characters in terms of role playing and modified appearance.