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Astor1977
09-21-2009, 10:37 AM
I recently canceled my WoW account in favor of this game, however, one of the things I'll miss are the various addons that were available to WoW. Are there any addons available for this game? If so, where do I find them?

Uska
09-21-2009, 10:45 AM
No addons avail for this game and not really needed but welcome to DDO I hope you enjoy your stay here.

Ladius
09-21-2009, 10:48 AM
Welcome! Not to try and give you any negative impressions of the game but in all honesty just so you can prepare yourself, unless something changes from what it has been the past year you shouldn't expect to see much in the way of new content. At least not for quite some time. I for one hope that things change and the above becomes untrue but that's the way things are atm.

Ladius

shores11
09-21-2009, 10:50 AM
I recently canceled my WoW account in favor of this game, however, one of the things I'll miss are the various addons that were available to WoW. Are there any addons available for this game? If so, where do I find them?

DDO provides its addons free via module updates. We just had module 9 added to the game which basically opened up a brand new area of Xen'drik for us to quest in. This is similar to what WoW does but charges you an extra fee for.

shores11
09-21-2009, 10:54 AM
Welcome! Not to try and give you any negative impressions of the game but in all honesty just so you can prepare yourself, unless something changes from what it has been the past year you shouldn't expect to see much in the way of new content. At least not for quite some time. I for one hope that things change and the above becomes untrue but that's the way things are atm.

Ladius

/not signed

This is not really an accurate representation of what is actually happening. Yes module 9 took a long time in coming but Turbine realized in order to compete and grow the game it had to re-think its approach and basically redesigned the entire game which is why it took so long to provide module 9 which was actually about 10 months after module 8 was added. If you compare this in contrast to WoW which has been around much longer than DDO they have added what 3 or 4 expansion packs compared to the 9 DDO has in 3 years. For me this is attention to the game by producers and developers.

I am hearing that module 10 is expected out by year end or very early next year. That would mean that everything that this disgruntled player said to be untrue.

Ladius
09-21-2009, 11:03 AM
I love the excuses people throw out on a regular basis for why we don't have regularly released new content. You are more than welcome to see it your way obviously, but IMHO recycling old mobs and giving us meager quest expansions should be seen pretty plainly for what it is.....a cold, hard shaft.

OpallNotten
09-21-2009, 11:05 AM
I love the excuses people throw out on a regular basis for why we don't have regularly released new content. You are more than welcome to see it your way obviously, but IMHO recycling old mobs and giving us meager quest expansions should be seen pretty plainly for what it is.....a cold, hard shaft.


Tell us how you really feel about it;)

Uska
09-21-2009, 11:06 AM
DDO provides its addons free via module updates. We just had module 9 added to the game which basically opened up a brand new area of Xen'drik for us to quest in. This is similar to what WoW does but charges you an extra fee for.

He's not talking about more content wow has little programs that keep track of things for you and does other stuff most are 3rd party.

shores11
09-21-2009, 11:07 AM
I love the excuses people throw out on a regular basis for why we don't have regularly released new content. You are more than welcome to see it your way obviously, but IMHO recycling old mobs and giving us meager quest expansions should be seen pretty plainly for what it is.....a cold, hard shaft.

You are of course entitled to your opinion, welcome to the free world. However what you consider a cold hard shaft is your opinion and not mine. I have played other MMO's (many of them) and they do not compare with DDO gameplay and updates in my opinion. The game is in a great state right now and I only see it getting better. Kudos to all of the staff working on DDO.

Uska
09-21-2009, 11:14 AM
I love the excuses people throw out on a regular basis for why we don't have regularly released new content. You are more than welcome to see it your way obviously, but IMHO recycling old mobs and giving us meager quest expansions should be seen pretty plainly for what it is.....a cold, hard shaft.

If its so horrible go play something that does it right in your eyes.

Chaos000
09-21-2009, 11:14 AM
DDO provides its addons free via module updates. We just had module 9 added to the game which basically opened up a brand new area of Xen'drik for us to quest in. This is similar to what WoW does but charges you an extra fee for.

pretty sure that's not what he ment.

to the OP: Yeah unfortunately there is currently no ability to customize your interface beyond what the tools given in the game.

Hopefully in the future, turbine will see the value of external programs used to calculate combat statistics, map out quest objectives + collectables/chests + explorer zones/rare encounters, auto scan the auctionhouse for best deals on specific items... but currently we have to wait and hope that the devs will get around to developing those additional tools for us in-game when they get around to it. (provided they see the need for it)

Ladius
09-21-2009, 11:15 AM
.....and they do not compare with DDO gameplay

This is the reason I have been here for so long but with the new changes I'm not so sure that will carry it anymore. :(

kkobold
09-21-2009, 11:15 AM
easy and simple.

there is no addon engine for ddo. therefor no addons are available.

at first you will find yourself wondering how much dps you are doing and well.. all those performance questions you do while playing wow...

after sometime you get used to not knowing and you live with it :P

bottom line the game has a great shortcut bar system... and if they improved the chat.. id totally forget that iv once wanted addons.

Uska
09-21-2009, 11:15 AM
pretty sure that's not what he ment.

to the OP: Yeah unfortunately there is currently no ability to customize your interface beyond what the tools given in the game.

Hopefully in the future, turbine will see the value of external programs used to calculate combat statistics, map out quest objectives + collectables/chests + explorer zones/rare encounters, auto scan the auctionhouse for best deals on specific items... but currently we have to wait and hope that the devs will get around to developing those additional tools for us in-game when they get around to it. (provided they see the need for it)

I hope not they are total a waste of dev time.

shores11
09-21-2009, 11:16 AM
pretty sure that's not what he ment.

to the OP: Yeah unfortunately there is currently no ability to customize your interface beyond what the tools given in the game.

Hopefully in the future, turbine will see the value of external programs used to calculate combat statistics, map out quest objectives + collectables/chests + explorer zones/rare encounters, auto scan the auctionhouse for best deals on specific items... but currently we have to wait and hope that the devs will get around to developing those additional tools for us in-game when they get around to it. (provided they see the need for it)

Now that I re-read the Ops post, Uska's and yours I misunderstood what he was saying. However thanks for pointing that out in a nice way.

Cleitanious
09-21-2009, 11:18 AM
We're talking about the User Interface Content and AddOns, not game content and AddOns, just look at the forum section this is in.

There aren't any UI AddOns for DDO (Like LOTRO) there are a few skins available but they're all outdated anyway. Turbine keeps saying they're going to rewrite the UI to be more efficient and moddable but it just hasn't happened yet.

Astor1977
09-21-2009, 11:31 AM
Yes, i'm talking about addons such as BankItems, and Auctioneer. As far as content modules go, I've only just started this game, so adding more content for later levels is irrelevant to me I think.

Chaos000
09-22-2009, 10:15 AM
Yeah the nice thing about auctioneer is that it tracks the price of items and when you go to get your end reward it saves time by telling you exactly how much it will go on the AH and/or sell to a trash vendor. In DDO's case it'll also include how much it would otherwise sell to the weapon or item vendor.

Sohryu
09-22-2009, 10:24 AM
Anyway, getting this thread back on track, no there's no add-ons like they have for WoW. Within my first couple week trying WoW out I was being told to "download this add-on for your map, it'll tell you exactly where to go!" and I was like "Where's the fun in that? I want to explore! I get too lost I can just hearth back to my bind point :) "

I think the closest we have is custom UI skins, which there is a sticky post on this section by +Quarion to help you out with. I know a lot of people like the ddolite skin, I would use it myself but it was causing crashing issues when my dinosaur of a computer would try to load it up :(

As far as the bank and AH, they are included in the game. You can unlock more bank slots by earning favor with House Kundarak, and if you are a subscriber you get a shared bank tab for free (free players have to pay for it). The AH is nice for finding rare items, but they can be a bit...overpriced, which I think is a pretty common problem in most MMOs with that feature. I only wish we had search functions on our AH.

And yes, we do get free content upgrades which is nice, you don't have to pay for expansions like you do in other games.

Kalundan
09-22-2009, 02:41 PM
I for one would like to have some addons much like many major MMO titles. However I would settle for a search field in the AH. Not sure how many years of asking it will take to get this feature.

Raysiel
09-23-2009, 12:41 PM
Within my first couple week trying WoW out I was being told to "download this add-on for your map, it'll tell you exactly where to go!" and I was like "Where's the fun in that? I want to explore! I get too lost I can just hearth back to my bind point :) "

Agreed. But hey we're here in DDO right now and the flavour's completely different!
NEway I guess he was referring to other kind of mod...
Just a couple of examples: back to when I played WOW, I can remember how cmfy it was to use an addon that would have opened an alternative inventory window. instead of 1 to 6 bags i was watching at a single field with all my wares. Or just think at the various examples of bars with loads of plugins: clock (obviously) with an alarm clock (less obvious), money you own, arrows/darts/anything-you-want left and so on, right there for you to see.

Just imagine...


As far as the bank and AH, they are included in the game. You can unlock more bank slots by earning favor with House Kundarak, and if you are a subscriber you get a shared bank tab for free (free players have to pay for it). The AH is nice for finding rare items, but they can be a bit...overpriced, which I think is a pretty common problem in most MMOs with that feature. I only wish we had search functions on our AH.

Have an issue with AH. If your "search" produces multiple pages of results and you click a column such as buyout to order the result... well it would be really nice if the ordering would apply to the whole amount of results not just page by page...

Sorry 4 the bad english :D

Chronbodi
09-28-2009, 01:29 AM
Though I'm a fairly serious addon junkie I find the game is eminently playable without em. With 2 small exceptions:) The first being, as most people would tell you, the lack of a search feature for the AH. More importantly for me however is the chat issue. I love this game, I really do, you guys even put in a decent in game voice chat. Usable in game voice is like the unicorn of mmo features. The chat system though.... Worst I've ever come across in 6 years of online gaming. Horrible chat. Other than that, this is definitely the game that has less need for addons than any other.

bohica2010
09-28-2009, 07:51 AM
I don't know, would love a scalable UI, or atleast a minimap, Xperl DDO would be nice as well as something like PRAT for the chat.

I will tell you though some other nice addons that would be useful for this game, AutoBar and Bartender , Maybe something like titan bars or fubar. And yes , a search box in the AH heh. We need a DDO Peggle too !!! muahaha

kaichang
09-30-2009, 11:36 AM
/not signed

This is not really an accurate representation of what is actually happening. Yes module 9 took a long time in coming but Turbine realized in order to compete and grow the game it had to re-think its approach and basically redesigned the entire game which is why it took so long to provide module 9 which was actually about 10 months after module 8 was added. If you compare this in contrast to WoW which has been around much longer than DDO they have added what 3 or 4 expansion packs compared to the 9 DDO has in 3 years. For me this is attention to the game by producers and developers.

I am hearing that module 10 is expected out by year end or very early next year. That would mean that everything that this disgruntled player said to be untrue.



im afraid you dont know what an add on is.

what you are describing can more accurately be described as an expansion, new playable areas and such

an add on makes changes to the user interface, such as new skins, special targeting windows, the ability to view all your bags at once things like that.

in WoW we have a folder to install add ons created mostly by private individuals that alter the way the game is presented to us without changing the stats/abilities of a player.

BanditoRazor
10-23-2009, 01:13 PM
Ok, I am new to the forums but im going to weight in on this.

Personally, one of the things I love about DDO over WoW is the -lack- of ADDons. Most of the addons for WoW are there to make the game easier to play, to water it down, tell you when to push what button, and giving out DPS totals so people could flaunt their E-*****.

Addons that just change the look of the UI (IE: button color, a clock) I don't see an issue with. But do we -really- need graphs, charts, and programs that can be used only for "e-***** bragging" or "Complaining about who is doing x damage"?

This is not WoW, thankfully. Not because WoW is a bad game, but because I like a different flavor then WoW after playing it for years. Hopefully, it will -stay- different then WoW.

Cedwin
10-23-2009, 01:17 PM
There aren't add-ons per se, but you can download new skins for DDO, if you want to change the look of the UI.

http://www.lotrointerface.com/downloads/cat37.html

Here's a nifty tutorial on installing them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcmPmv9THjA

sephiroth1084
10-23-2009, 01:27 PM
I recently canceled my WoW account in favor of this game, however, one of the things I'll miss are the various addons that were available to WoW. Are there any addons available for this game? If so, where do I find them?

As far as I'm aware, there are a few add-ons in the form of skins for your hotbars and other UI elements (I typed 'elementals" by accident here! :rolleyes: ) available somewhere.I've never used them, so I couldn't tell you where.

Also, there is an add-on being developed by Odd Duck for the iPhone that will allow players to check their characters' stats, and eventually, I would imagine, allow you to do things like check your raid timers on the go.

Pretty sure that's it right now. The lack of add-ons can be due to the game having been out for a shorter time, its lesser popularity, or its much smaller population--measured in the 10s of thousands rather than the millions.

By the same token, though, the type of grinding in DDO is much different from that of WoW, so a lot of the add-ons I'm aware of for that game are probably unnecessary. That said, I've never played WoW, though I have a lot of friends who do or did for a very long time, which is where I get what little info I have about the devi--er--game. :p

Angelus_dead
10-23-2009, 02:08 PM
Personally, one of the things I love about DDO over WoW is the -lack- of ADDons. Most of the addons for WoW are there to make the game easier to play, to water it down, tell you when to push what button, and giving out DPS totals so people could flaunt their E-*****.
It's true that WOW gameplay suffered from those kinds of problems created by addons.

But addons were overall an important benefit to WOW, as it allowed errors by the Blizzard programmers to be covered up by 3rd party developers. For a long time there were crucial missing game features only supplied by addons. Extensibility is a great fallback if your own developers might not handle all important needs.

Cedwin
10-23-2009, 02:12 PM
It's true that WOW gameplay suffered from those kinds of problems created by addons.

But addons were overall an important benefit to WOW, as it allowed errors by the Blizzard programmers to be covered up by 3rd party developers. For a long time there were crucial missing game features only supplied by addons. Extensibility is a great fallback if your own developers might not handle all important needs.

If they gave us some sort of web service to connect to for auction listings, we would have auction house viewers that are 100 times better than the one in game. I doubt they would allow us to login and purchase things, but it would be nice to have just for browsing.

knightgf
10-23-2009, 03:01 PM
I am hearing that module 10 is expected out by year end or very early next year.

That's what she said.

rashonx
03-16-2010, 02:28 PM
You are of course entitled to your opinion, welcome to the free world. However what you consider a cold hard shaft is your opinion and not mine. I have played other MMO's (many of them) and they do not compare with DDO gameplay and updates in my opinion. The game is in a great state right now and I only see it getting better. Kudos to all of the staff working on DDO.

uhm duh he already stated that it was just his opinion to then comeback and basically repeat what he said then criticize him for it, makes it seem like you just wanted a snappy comeback which failed miserably. I love d&d and i like ddo but he 100% correct, the only ones i see ever really respond the way you did are p2p players who feel the need to justify why they pay almost $200 a year to be vip when this game has so many flaws theres no justifiable reason to warrant paying that..while you do get a loota perks by going p2p they doint even release ebuff new content for thier vip. and barring a vip using his points per month but he still has to pay for drow warforged and oother unlockables just like f2p thats ********. Not to mention the ******** hireling AI. Kobolds are smarter than mylevel 9 cleric ***

KKDragonLord
03-16-2010, 02:41 PM
Yes, i'm talking about addons such as BankItems, and Auctioneer. As far as content modules go, I've only just started this game, so adding more content for later levels is irrelevant to me I think.

I have a feeling the devs have these things planned for MyDDO
but you might wanna search the Suggestion section to see if someone posted this there, and if not, post it yourself. The Devs like seeing people interested in certain things before they get to do them.

My advice is, put it out there and dont go back on it, people will argue over it but the important part is to put it out there.

Just please don't ask for DPS calculators or EZ button gameplay addons, or action macros.

flynnjsw
03-16-2010, 02:50 PM
uhm duh he already stated that it was just his opinion to then comeback and basically repeat what he said then criticize him for it, makes it seem like you just wanted a snappy comeback which failed miserably. I love d&d and i like ddo but he 100% correct, the only ones i see ever really respond the way you did are p2p players who feel the need to justify why they pay almost $200 a year to be vip when this game has so many flaws theres no justifiable reason to warrant paying that..while you do get a loota perks by going p2p they doint even release ebuff new content for thier vip. and barring a vip using his points per month but he still has to pay for drow warforged and oother unlockables just like f2p thats ********. Not to mention the ******** hireling AI. Kobolds are smarter than mylevel 9 cleric ***
Wonderful addition for your first post...:rolleyes:

Seriously though, you have been here 3 months, and know by the way somebody responds whether they are VIP or not?

Feed Not the Trolls...

Jbrd_30045
04-19-2010, 02:44 PM
An Addon I would like to see implemented is for Raids. Something to the effect of RL_Tracker would be nice. I totally understand that the DDO system has no use for a DKPmon system but I would still like very much to track the participants of the raid, how many stayed to the boss, keep track of raiders dps and so forth so I can import them to my website.

Like I said I understand that DDO has no use for DKP system but I could use it to see who showed up to events and give "Points" out to members for each Flagging quest and each raid done, Boss kills, maybe even for rewards and Guild Meeting attendance. I would then use the "Points" allocated by the member to promote them as Officer...i.e. to become an Officer one must accumulate at least 200 Points.

That said, I really wish they would give out more Ranks other than just Officer and Member. For that matter, I wish they would give the Successor of the guild more control. As of right now the Successor is just the same as an Officer. Successors, in my opinion, should have the ability to boot Officers. But that's another Topic for another Forum.

Like I was saying, I really wish they would allow at least some 3rd Party addons like a raid, map and AH tracker. What are your view for a Raid Tracking addon that you can import to your website?

Lorz
04-19-2010, 03:06 PM
This is the reason I have been here for so long but with the new changes I'm not so sure that will carry it anymore. :(

So leave.

I hear WoW has some open server space.

Eladiun
04-19-2010, 03:08 PM
Nice job, attacking the zombie comment in a zombie thread.

rashemen
10-09-2010, 04:10 AM
Well been reading a few threads here and seem same oh same oh with replies some posts a comment about not liking something then someone else says then leave.

But hey ho life goes on.

i signed up a subscription for this game didn't take the free version, but i'm a huge fan of WOW cant go any further in the game at the moment until new expansion so i need a stop gap inbetween little breaks i have and heard alot about this game and thought i'd give it a bash.

here's my take on it ( keep in mind only been playing a few days )

To the OP yes this game needs addons very sad it doesn't have it, No i dont think it's a waste of time of the DEVS allowing for this i dont know how intense this game gets in high end raids but as in wow you need a lot of infomation availble at a Glance, Threat, DPS, Cooldowns, Peoples Health , mana management, Buffs and Debuffs.
having addons to postition these and make then a major feature on your screen helps hell of a lot.
and yes there are a lot of needless ones. i read people saying you dont need them, but isn't that a personal choice ?? if you dont like/want them then dont use them. one thing i've noticed about this game how bland the UI is now IMO if i'm going to be staring at this screen hours each day i'd like it to look a bit more appealing.

well just my 2 pence worth i love MMO and i really hope this game will grow on me, as i tried a few over the years wow from vanilla(and still my best game), everquest, Aion ( **** that game was the worst £30 i ever spend) now looking for a 2nd game to play alongside wow trying this game.

Anyway i'll be visting quite a lot as i like to keep up to speed with devs on games i play

redgod
10-09-2010, 04:24 AM
pretty sure that's not what he ment.

to the OP: Yeah unfortunately there is currently no ability to customize your interface beyond what the tools given in the game.

Hopefully in the future, turbine will see the value of external programs used to calculate combat statistics, map out quest objectives + collectables/chests + explorer zones/rare encounters, auto scan the auctionhouse for best deals on specific items... but currently we have to wait and hope that the devs will get around to developing those additional tools for us in-game when they get around to it. (provided they see the need for it)

3rd party exploit gear-mods and add-on trash kills games takes the fun and challenge out and ultimatly leads to epic fail it has no place in a active and growing game you see these trends when games start to die and they try to keep suscribers arround at no cost to the company.

the day i see 3rd party mods get to ddo is the day i leave. should the tools be available in game from the devolper,well thats not an add-on thats just a update

shagath
10-09-2010, 04:24 AM
About raid timer, http://laferteconsulting.com/myddo/check_timer.php :)

Oops, "Velah: Collect Reward!"

rashemen
10-09-2010, 08:40 AM
3rd party exploit gear-mods and add-on trash kills games takes the fun and challenge out and ultimatly leads to epic fail it has no place in a active and growing game you see these trends when games start to die and they try to keep suscribers arround at no cost to the company.

the day i see 3rd party mods get to ddo is the day i leave. should the tools be available in game from the devolper,well thats not an add-on thats just a update


See here's another post i dont like so i'll leave so i'll re-quote myself the addons are a personal choice if you dont like them dont install them, if you prefer to fight and battle DDO in it's orginal form then that is your choice but why is it wrong to allow addons to brighten the UI or give you vital info in raids ?? as long as the addon isn't a hack i dont not see the problem,

one person chooses to cover their UI in info boxes that are otherwise 1 or 2 clicks away in DDO menu to get the same info where is the problem?

you say if dev team adds it it's ok ?

so an extreme example addons are allowed and i dont know a type of quest helper is applied some one dont like it and so they leave then next big update DDO dev team thinks hey that's a good little addon i'll add that as a built in feature, does that mean you now come back cos DEV added it ?

Uska
10-09-2010, 08:56 AM
See here's another post i dont like so i'll leave so i'll re-quote myself the addons are a personal choice if you dont like them dont install them, if you prefer to fight and battle DDO in it's orginal form then that is your choice but why is it wrong to allow addons to brighten the UI or give you vital info in raids ?? as long as the addon isn't a hack i dont not see the problem,

one person chooses to cover their UI in info boxes that are otherwise 1 or 2 clicks away in DDO menu to get the same info where is the problem?

you say if dev team adds it it's ok ?

so an extreme example addons are allowed and i dont know a type of quest helper is applied some one dont like it and so they leave then next big update DDO dev team thinks hey that's a good little addon i'll add that as a built in feature, does that mean you now come back cos DEV added it ?

No many addons lead to exploitaton of the game in some way or to people being elitist so better to not have them you want them play another game they had said before other then UI adjustments there will not be addons. I like how new people come in all the time and say the game needs this will it has done fine for almost 5 years without addons so that speaks for itself.

Uska
10-09-2010, 08:59 AM
uhm duh he already stated that it was just his opinion to then comeback and basically repeat what he said then criticize him for it, makes it seem like you just wanted a snappy comeback which failed miserably. I love d&d and i like ddo but he 100% correct, the only ones i see ever really respond the way you did are p2p players who feel the need to justify why they pay almost $200 a year to be vip when this game has so many flaws theres no justifiable reason to warrant paying that..while you do get a loota perks by going p2p they doint even release ebuff new content for thier vip. and barring a vip using his points per month but he still has to pay for drow warforged and oother unlockables just like f2p thats ********. Not to mention the ******** hireling AI. Kobolds are smarter than mylevel 9 cleric ***

umm one point VIP's dont pay for warforged or monks

Gyipooo
01-13-2011, 08:24 AM
/not signed

This is not really an accurate representation of what is actually happening. Yes module 9 took a long time in coming but Turbine realized in order to compete and grow the game it had to re-think its approach and basically redesigned the entire game which is why it took so long to provide module 9 which was actually about 10 months after module 8 was added. If you compare this in contrast to WoW which has been around much longer than DDO they have added what 3 or 4 expansion packs compared to the 9 DDO has in 3 years. For me this is attention to the game by producers and developers.

I am hearing that module 10 is expected out by year end or very early next year. That would mean that everything that this disgruntled player said to be untrue.

Very frequent updates, yes, compared to other games, so it looks like you get new content very frequently, but while other games become available when complete, then get some new features, DDO was missing some classes to begin with (still does, depends on your opinion), and most prestiges are not finished, some classes have no prestiges at all. When bards didn't have prestiges, they were pretty much ignored (at least compared to now).

I never played an MMO I liked more than DDO, but it's still missing stuff. Gets boring sometimes, I thought i'll come back a few updates later, see if they patched up the holes.
I admire the work they do, but they should finish the classes fisrt, then focus on the extras, like quest packs and cosmetic items and whatnot.
Also, my friend was curious how many people are working on DDO (most likely in the dev team), any info i can get?

Lorz
01-13-2011, 08:27 AM
This is the reason I have been here for so long but with the new changes I'm not so sure that will carry it anymore. :(

then leave. and take your horrible attitude with you. You will not be missed.

Yukitiger1
01-13-2011, 11:34 PM
then leave. and take your horrible attitude with you. You will not be missed.

You realise that you're replying to a post that's nearly two years old, right?