Addons are a critical component of improving your gaming experience in World of Warcraft. Ruin Gaming has compiled a bare list of essential modifications for all members to take advantage of.
Curse remains the best source of up to date addons for World of Warcraft: http://www.curse.com/client
The Curse Client is an addon manager that allows you to browse, install, and update your addons. It’s free, lightweight, and easy to use!
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Your user interface after installing these mods will look like this. You will notice the simple central location of critical abilities and their key bind designations. Providing the maximum utility and performance for players while displaying critical cast and interrupt information for targets.
Addons for new players:
This addon is able to make suggestions of what spell you may want to cast next by flashing on top of the spell buttons.
Standard Issue PvP Addons
These addons are considered “essential” for any Ruin member interested in improving their performance. Expect a learning period of approximately one week to become familiarized with this interface package. Immediate improvements in your input speed (clicks for second) translate into improved damage, survivability and reaction time for movement.
Easily the single most essential World PvP and mass PvP tool for any Ruin member. Making it a trivial task to pick out healers for elimination in larger group engagements.
Healers are clearly listed with red crosses over their name plates:
Finding enemy healers in the chaos of mass pvp can be a daunting task. Keeping track of your healers is also not easy, and detecting when they are attacked even worse. Do you wish there was a simple solution for this issue?
Bartender4 is a full ActionBar replacement mod. It provides you with all the features needed to fully customization most aspects of your action and related bars.
The Ruin prefered Unitframes mod. SUF focuses on a simple configuration while maintaining the flexibility that most users will care about, preventing unnecessary bloating of the addon that sacrifices performance. While you aren’t going to be able to set the health bar to be exactly 3.14 pixels outside of the unit frames, you can change options you actually care about such as bar height, ordering, frame height and so on.
Juked has ~65 cooldowns being tracked on the main bar and an optional priority bar where higher priority spells are displayed(interrupts by default).
Timers and damage over time indicators.
Quartz is a modular approach to a casting bar addon. An overview of (hopefully most of) the modules:
Ruin recommends purchasing the following hardware to improve the quality of your gameplay experience. These items are used currently by much of the officer corpse of Ruin and come highly recommended as durable and providing a measurable performance increase for users.
This addon provides a Bartender user interface customized for the Razernaga. The Naga: 17 MMO-optimized buttons allow players to effortlessly access more spells, abilities, and macros with a total of 17 mouse buttons, including Razer’s revolutionary 12-button thumb grid. The new Razer Naga features 2 mouse buttons behind the scroll wheel to deliver better ergonomic control as you game.
Inexpensive high quality gaming headset. Durable with exceptional sound quality.
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The Razer Carcharias Gaming Headset for Xbox 360/PC is a circumaural gaming headset designed for extended hours of gameplay with superior gaming audio, clarity, and bass. Get ready to experience extreme comfort with circumaural ear cups and interchangeable ear cushions.
Just like its ferocious predecessor, the original Razer Carcharias, the all-new Razer Carcharias for Xbox/PC delivers superior, realistic audio with clarity and deep, thumping bass.
The in-line remote control provides fast and easy controls over volume as well as the voice and game volume balance, making this headset perfect for Xbox LIVE gaming. The adjustable, noise filtering microphone is tuned for clear voice communication. A complete and comfortable gaming communications package, the Razer Carcharias is fully geared and ready to plug-and-play with your Xbox 360 or your PC.
High end gaming headset. Provides a variety of audio quality setting improvements.
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Razer Maelstrom Audio Engine
Hear your enemies before you see them with 7.1 channel virtual surround sound. If the sound source does not support 7.1 or 5.1 Surround Sound, the Megalodon will also perform as a quality Stereo Headset with a deep thumping bass.