While Curse has become more than just an AddOn host for World of Warcraft Interface aficionado's - even delving into portals for multiple games - there's nothing wrong with looking back on one of the more popular aspects of the Curse WoW Portal - user-created AddOns for World of Warcraft.
With that in mind, each Monday will be the Curse AddOn Showcase; a news update devoted to letting potential AddOn users know about some of the more popular - and even some of the lesser known - AddOns available on Curse. Perhaps your AddOn is a sleeper hit; something that has its niche feature it offers, but people haven't quite noticed it yet, just waiting to become the next juggernaught among the likes of Scrolling Combat Text, Decursive, or DamageMeters.
Without further ado, let's take a look at some of the AddOns that can make your gaming experience better.
Popular AddOn: X-Perl Unitframes
First on the list is a very high-rated AddOn; X-Perl Unitframes - a modified version of Nymbia's Perl Unitframes - and a whole lot more. As you can see from the link, there are many added features over the original Perl Unitframes. If you're using the default unitframes and want something different; something to spice up your play experience, this may be the AddOn for you.
Popular Addon: Atlas
Atlas is an in-game map browser, but it's not your typical game map browser. Atlas also creates maps of instances which you can pull up and view, much the same as the normal in-game maps you can pull up by pressing 'M'. If you've always felt lost in an instance, and the mini-map alone doesn't cut it, this may be the AddOn for you.
Sleeper of the Week: TheoryCraft 2
The Sleeper of the Week for this week is TheoryCraft 2. This AddOn has multiple features; one which modifies your hotkeyed spells and abilities to account for bonus damage and healing, as well as factoring in attack power to your physical attacks. TheoryCraft 2 also lets you compare gear sets so that you can see just how much you'd gain wearing item x instead of item y. It'll also let you compare specific stats. Ever wondered how much Attack Power you'd need to gain similar benefit as you would from Critical Strike Rating? TheoryCraft 2 can tell you. If you're the kind of person that enjoys the min-max aspect of MMO's, or even if you just want the most and accurate information about your spells and abilities, and your item's statistics, this may be the AddOn for you.