The WoW KnowHow-Database. Everything a WoWer must know.
- Attention: Even though this addon itself is fully translated into english, all the term descriptions (see below/screenshot) are purely in german right now - even for the english terms and abbreviations! But hey, it's still BETA, isn't it? A completely translated version of the terms-database including language filtering is currently in the build. ;)
What it is and what it does...
From AFK like "away from keyboard" to ZG like the instance Zul'Gurub, the world of Warcraft is littered with abbreviations like most online games. And everyone just starting out with a new game of this kind knows the initial struggles to understand and follow some of the general chat channels. And this is where WowHow kicks in!
- With a library of currently more than 700 gaming and WoW related terms along with their abbreviations and descriptions, a newbies live will become somewhat easier.
- You can even post those directly in any chat to, for example, help out an unknowing group member with what "LFM UBRS FFA /w me" means.
- Right now in development there also is a database of each and every chat command available in WoW like /train or /ginfo along with a description of what it does.
How to use it?
WowHow has its own window just like the character screen, accessible via a minimap-button or the chat command /wowhow. It consists of a list of terms along with their abbreviations and a search field below. The list can be filtered by categories like "classes, factions, locations, ..." via a drop-down menu above the list. So when there is an abbreviation or a whole term you want to know more about, just type it into the search field and the list will be filtered accordingly. Then click on the entry in the list you're interested in and a short but distinct description about it will be displayed at the bottom of the WowHow window. You can even post this term with its description in a chat channel of your choice, for example if you want to tell your guild what the heck "RL" is.
If you are just starting on your WoW journey or coming back after an expansion or two, WowHow will at least help you through the abbreviation-jungle!