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Addon Spotlight: Leave me alone!


Addon Spotlight focuses on the backbone of the WoW gameplay experience: the user interface. Everything from bags to bars, buttons to DPS meters and beyond -- your addons folder will never be the same. This week, just leave me alone, already!

Sweet, sweet solitude. People used to complain when single-player game elements were included in massively multiplayers, saying that the experience of relying on the player base as well as yourself was paramount in a game that billed itself as massive and multiplayer. Well, sometimes a little single player is good for you. Playing WoW alone can be relaxing, including the whole point about not having to cater to anyone else's fun.

This week on Addon Spotlight, we're going to talk about some addons for the loners out there -- people who just want to be left alone for five minutes, please! Stop talking to me, I don't need this right now. No, I do not want to run Blackwing Lair. Can't you see I have Sporeggar reputation to grind?


Sometimes people go on my ignore list for complicated, deep and meaningful reasons. Couldn't DPS down snobolds on Gormok the Impaler? That's an ignore. Spamming trade chat with your nonsense that's not funny, as opposed to really funny nonsense? That's an ignore. Asking, "What about a mutilation rogue?" in whispers after I advertise needing just a healer for VoA-25? That's an ignore. So many reasons, so little time!

IgnoreNotes is the simple fix for figuring out why you ignored someone in the first place. This little addon does one thing and one thing well, adding a notes feature to the built-in Blizzard ignore list. You can add notes to your ignores much like how you can add notes for friends. Right-clicking on any entry in the ignore list allows you to edit that person's note. Easily remember what horrible things this particular person did to you to earn enough ire for an ignore.

Download IgnoreNotes at [WoWInterface].


Some people have bag space issues. I'm one of them. Endless numbers of dumb trinkets and rare items I'm too crazy to get rid of. Some people have ignore list issues. The world is practically against these people.

IgnoreMore doesn't have the ability to increase the number of ignored players you are allowed to have under the Blizzard ignore list. No addon can increase that limit. Rather, IgnoreMore is a chat addon that can filter out people you designate, so you are in effect ignoring them.

You can use the same ignore list across all of your alts as well, easily keeping these degenerates ignored no matter what character you are playing as. The addon also does not send back a message to the player, informing them that you are ignoring them, which some people like as a feature.

Download IgnoreMore at [Curse] or [WoWInterface].

BadBoy, BadBoy, whatcha gonna do?

Some of the people that I wish would leave me alone the most are spammers. Seriously, quit it. I'm not going to buy your gold, your mounts, or whatever crazy new spam message du jour is this week's annoyance. BadBoy Anti-Spam Automatic Reporter helps to end the clutter and annoyances by attempting to block gold, phishing and hack spam in whispers. The addon also supports tools for repetitive spamming as well as getting rid of that nasty ASCII art that can pollute trade chat.

The best part about this chat filter is that it is light and efficient, just as it touts. Because of BadBoy, sometimes I forget there are even that many spammers out there. It does an excellent job for me in helping to eliminate spam from the game.

But wait, there's more! With your free download of BadBoy Anti-spam, we'll throw in BadBoy_CCleaner, a plugin for BadBoy Anti-spam that scrubs chat of those annoying "anal" messages and other user-set words that will be attempted to be removed. Hopefully, this addon makes trade chat a little bit more bearable for those of you who left.

Download BadBoy Anti Spam at [Curse] or [WoWInterface].
Download BadBoy_CCleaner at [Curse] or [WoWInterface]

I called Shotgun

Avonin's Shotgun is one of those addons that truly came out of nowhere for me. Have you ever been plagued by a nagging hatred of a minuscule detail and just had that crazy epiphany, when you realized life would be so much better if you just had a way to control something so simple and yet so annoying? Shotgun did that for me.

What is Shotgun? Shotgun is effectively a white list for your passenger mounts, like the Mechano-hog. By setting a list of people who are allowed to ride shotgun in your mounts, you can effectively keep hangers-on off your bike or mammoth in battlegrounds. It used to be a pain to just let my buddies ride with me. Now, it's easy as pie. And pie is easy.

Shotgun even has a cool setting called Loner Mode that leaves your passenger mount free of hop-ons. Because you always have to watch out for hop-ons. Even those people on your friends list or passenger white list are not allowed.

Download Shotgun at [Curse].

How about a mailbag question to finish us off?

So I'm thinking of ditching QuestHelper because it is a resource hog and Blizzard does have the built-in quest tracker I could use.

But as far as I can tell, there is no way to adjust the location of or size of the Objective panel provided by Blizzard. This is quite annoying, since a lot of my UI design ends up overlapping the default area.

So can you tell me, is there some small add-on out there that will let me move/re-size the default objective panel?


Thanks for the email, Tish. MoveAnything! is an awesome addon that allows you to move and re-size practically everything in the default user interface. You'll have no problem scaling Blizzard's built-in quest objective panel.

See you all next week!

Addons are what we do on Addon Spotlight. If you're new to mods, Addons 101 will walk you through the basics; see what other players are doing at Reader UI of the Week. If there's a mod you think Addon Spotlight should take a look at, email

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