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Carbonite for WoW -- The One Size Fits All Addon

by: sinisterporpoise ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/18/2012 • Leave a comment

The WoW Carbonite Add-on replaces several other extensions a player might use to enhance his gaming experience, including Quest Helper, Cartographer, and Gatherer.

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    An Introduction to the WoW Carbonite Add-on

    A Carbonite enhanced map   An average World of Warcraft player uses several key add-ons to make his playtime easier. These key add-ons are Cartographer, a damage meter, a threat meter, a bag manager, and healers frequently use a program called Healbot.

    A player who wants the functionality of all of these programs without downloading a lot of files into his interface folder should consider the WoW Carbonite extension. This add-on allows you to do replace most of the programs listed above. Healbot, Pally Power and other extensions that a player can put in his Interface folder will not be replaced.

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    Replacing Cartographer

    Carbonite has several useful map features. Simply click on the C icon on World of Warcraft's built-in mini-map to bring up a detailed miniature map on the side of your screen. The miniature map feature lets the user see the location of quest objects and the location of NPC quest givers, the location of class trainers, and the location of flight masters. The code can track and show different items on the Carbonite miniature map feature. Users can zoom in and out of areas on the map to get a better idea of where their characters are.

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    Using the Tracking Features

    using carbonite quest tracking   Blizzard added its own quest tracking feature to the main game, although the in-game tracking is not as useful as quest helper's A user turns the quest tracking feature on in the Carbonite add-on by activating the event tracker. The quest tool, the gathering profession track-on and other features are activated the same way.

    The group quest feature is something that exists in the standard user interface for World of Warcraft. Unlike the standard group quest interface, the Carbonite add-on allows the user switch back and forth between the group quest window and the individual quest window.

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    The Damage Meter -- Not As Useful in the WoW Carbonite Add-on As It Might Be

    wow carbonite add on mini map   The XML code for the entire Carbonite suit uses a lot of computers memory. Keen raiders know that memory is crucial when taking down a large boss. 10-man raids graphics are manageable, but 25 man raid graphics wreak havoc on all but the most advanced computer graphics cards. The Carbonite graph can let you know which attacks provide the most damage. It does not provide a text read out, unlike many of the dedicated World of Warcraft damage meters.

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    The Inventory Interface

    gnomeland security   When a player hits the inventory button on his warehouse, he can see items he has stored in the bank, as well. He cannot transfer the items between his location and the bank. The inventory manager and bag slots lets a player easily see if has all the items he needs to complete a quest.

    The add-on has a bag organizer, but using a gear manager is better for characters that have purchased dual specialization. The add-on does not yet let a character switch between one gear set and another.

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    Does The WoW Carbonite Add-On Do Everything It Claims?

    The Carbonite Add-on can do everything it claims and pour the player a glass of Mountain Dew. It delivers alcohol to the computers of people old enough for those long-winded raiding sessions for an extra fee. What this add-on can actually do may have been greatly exaggerated in the last sentence. The suite works best for players in solo and group modes. A user may wonder if the generic program is as good as the specialized programs that it replaces, and the answer is that in some cases the individual features are better than the specialized add-ons.

    A player cannot get rid of Healbot by installing it yet, but Carbonite does have a bag manager that includes the bank spaces. A player with Carbonite can get rid of Quest Helper, Cartographer, and the game's built-in quest journal.

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