Add-Ons and Tips
Anam Cara has a few add-ons and third party programs that we either strongly recommend or require for raiding.

Add-Ons
Deadly Boss Mods - REQUIRED - Download from Curse.com - This will modify your Warcraft game and provide numerous alerts and warnings to allow us to more easily combat a boss.

Ventrilo - REQUIRED - Download from Ventrilo.com - This is used outside the game to allow us to communicate during the raid.  It is not required that you be able to talk (microphone), however, it is required to be able to listen (headphones).  We do not recommend putting your Vent sound over speakers especially if you have a microphone set up to activate by noise sensitivity... this can create feedback and have everyone throwing their headsets off.  Headsets are as cheap as $15.

Omen - Recommended - Download from Curse.com - This will modify your Warcraft game and allow you to track your threat on your target.  If you are not a fan of Omen, please ensure you have some kind of threat tracking method so that you are completely aware of your threat.


Normalize Vent

"Just how do you normalize vent?  Everyone keeps talking about it...  but I don't know how to do it."...  well... here's how!

  1. Go to Setup

  2. Enable Direct Sound

  3. Select the SFX button

  4. Select Compressor and click Add

  5. Under Compressor Properties use the following settings:
        Gain = Adjust for how loud you want people to be.  I typically use 20...  but a range between 10-15 might be better suited for you.
        Attack = 0.01
        Release = 500 (or as close you can get to it).
        Threshold = -30
        Ratio = 100
        Pre-Delay = 4.0

You can also use these settings to normalize an individual person.

  1. Right-click the person's name.

  2. Select Miscellaneous

  3. Select Special Effects

  4. Select Compressor and click Add.

  5. Under Compressor Properties use the following settings:
        Gain = Adjust for how loud you want people to be.  I typically use 20...  but a range between 10-15 might be better suited for you.
        Attack = 0.01
        Release = 500 (or as close you can get to it).
        Threshold = -30
        Ratio = 100
        Pre-Delay = 4.0

 


Dark's Discord Thingy

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Peter Brian Joseph Nitti
on June 18, 2017 07:50
Ian

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Rob Parton
on June 10, 2017 11:35
There. Fine. Are you guys happy now? Sheesh.
The Canadian who dared to put Hawaiian pineapple on pizza dies at 83
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Andrew A Gomien
on June 10, 2017 17:45


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Sean Mills
on June 7, 2017 21:40
Not sure why I didn't put this here last year. What do you think, Dark? Haha
Sock Puppet Parody
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David Braun
on June 7, 2017 17:37
Being a druid can be strange at times. How did I end up with two of them? What am I supposed to do with all this Thisalee Crow?

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David Braun
on June 7, 2017 04:53
I saw another druid in the new flight form this morning, and I have to confess that I have mixed feelings about it. I'm torn between "it's awful" and "it's hideous".

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David Braun
on June 4, 2017 09:52
Thanks all who participated in the achievement runs the past couple of weekends. My life would not have been complete without an evil, grove-defiling moose. Even Thisalee Crow is all like, "Damn, that's a sweet mount." That's right Thisalee, you didn't think that I would notice you enviously checking out my new mount, but I noticed.

On that note, as you can see in this shot, my bodyguard is clearly in a ridable mount form. I consider it a failing on Blizzard's part that I can't just hop on my bodyguard and say, "To the Dream Grove, girl. Chop chop."

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Sean Mills
on June 1, 2017 04:44
It. Was. Amazing.

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Andrew A Gomien
on May 25, 2017 07:17


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Sean Mills
on May 10, 2017 13:19
Finally found out why my laptop can't handle raids. This made me laugh a little too hard.
Photos from Sean Mills's post
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