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

 


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Pru Holmes
on March 29, 2017 07:12
Happy Birthday, Dark! Hope you have a super awesome amazing day :)

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David Braun
on March 29, 2017 08:00
If you thought that the world quests seemed a bit harder after 7.2, you are right. After promising back in September that they would not do this, Blizzard quietly snuck in a change so that creature health and damage now scales with your iLevel. You can test this by targeting a world mob and unequipping a piece of gear (at least until they fix that).

This goes against the whole underlying principle of improving your gear. If everything gets progressively harder as your gear gets better, then you may as well just go out into the world naked because it defeats the whole point in getting better gear.

Something else they confirmed is that having the mobs get weaker when you remove gear is a bug. To me, this implies that they want them to scale based on what you have in your bags, versus what you have equipped. This means that if a legendary drops and you can't equip it, the net result is an overall nerf to you. Stupid decision, IMO.

Reading the dev comments, it sounds like they felt we would not like the world quests if we felt like they were getting too easy. You know, because our grinding out WQs is the highlight of our day,l and we naturally want them to take longer...
PSA: Creatures now scale with item level - World of Warcraft Forums
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Pru Holmes
on March 26, 2017 13:17
He's not helping...

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Andrew A Gomien
on March 20, 2017 19:30
My gf commenting one of my old bestie's posts... lol 😂

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Ian Gerstel
on March 13, 2017 13:50
I got a Facebook ad for Domino's just now.... the text was "buy one get one free" and the picture was a pepperoni+pineapple pizza.

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