Warhammer Online add ons and macros are a great system that was developed to enhance a player's usability. With add ons and mods they can customize their entire interface just the way they like it. It can even add additional features that EA Mythic did not create. A player can customize their user interface to their own preference.
Warhammer Online add ons are often mistaken as hacks and cheats but they are actually not. They are actually fully supported by the publishers. EA Mythic created an API system which allows for players to build add ons. A player with some knowledge of programming can easily create their own add on and customize all of their user interface as well as other parts of the game. Even without any knowledge of the API or programming, a player can still easily take advantage of add ons already created and use them like they were their own.
To install an add on you've downloaded, all you simply need to do is navigate to your Warhammer folder which by default is located at C: program filesElectronic ArtsWarhammer. Once there you may need to create an interface folder followed by an add on s folder inside the interface folder. If these directories are already created then you do not need to worry. The add on files you've downloaded are usually in a zip or rar format. If this is the case, you'll need to download Winzip or Winrar to extract the original files. Once that is done, just copy your add on you've downloaded into your add on s folder.
Once you start the game your add on s will be active. Beware when downloading an add on that requires you to run the file. There is never an add on in .exe format. These are usually viruses and Trojans used to steal your Warhammer Online account and password. Also note that some add on s may be out of date due patches released by EA Mythic. Always make sure you have the most up to date version of the add on you are using. Another thing to remember is that some add on s may have special slash commands that can be used in the game chat interface. You will need to refer to the manual of your add on for more information.
There are over thousands of add on s already created that players can use. Some popular ones are map mods. You can find locations of mobs, items, a loot table, quest locations, NPCs and much more. Auctioneer is also another popular add on which records and analyzes data from the auction house. It keeps track of every item sold in, the price it went for, the average price, the minimum price, the maximum price and much more. There are also many great mods to help RvR and PvE battles.
Damage meters are great to help measure the amount of threat generated on a mob. This helps keeps aggro on the tank. Every player is required to synchronize their meter together in order to determine how much threat is being generated and passed around. Healers and high damage dealers will need to watch this meter to make sure they do not pass the tanks threat towards a mob.
There are also many small Warhammer add ons that can be extremely helpful. Some add on s may tell you when your morale bar is full and ready to be used or when an ability becomes available after a cool down. Some add ons even gives you a signal or notifies you that your health bar is low or your action bar is low so that you can take action to run, heal or whatever you think may be best for your situation.
If you have been playing the game for over 2 weeks and yet still have not installed an add on then you are simply missing out on cool features that will make your life easier. From over thousands of add ons and mods to choose from, I'm sure there is at least 5 that will suit you and improve your game play.