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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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.
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Travis Torrey
on May 6, 2017 20:17

On The Bridle
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Rob Parton
on April 28, 2017 12:59
DEPOSIT YOUR VALUABLES IN THE GUILD BANK. DO NOT DEVIATE.

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Jon Badolato
on April 20, 2017 15:59
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Game Informer
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Sean Mills
on April 18, 2017 02:02
Dark, this was the glyph I was talking about so I wouldn't have to be stuck with that stupid bat.

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Ian Gerstel
on April 18, 2017 19:20


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Andrew A Gomien
on April 12, 2017 21:47


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Shari Hewitt Waddell
on April 14, 2017 04:20
First Tattoo! Will post another when fully healed :)

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Ian Gerstel
on April 13, 2017 19:55
This is bonkers and I didn't do it and it's an ugly mount but good job everyone!
World Of Warcraft Players Solve Secret Spanning All Of Azeroth
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Sean Mills
on April 10, 2017 05:32
I would've also linked part one but, this one was more clean. Enjoy!


If RPG Video Game Characters Were Honest, Part 2
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