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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hacking World of Warcraft
This is not a book about hacking World of Warcraft accounts, its a book that shows you to make User Interface changes, AddOns, which are perfectly legal, to enhance your game play to suit your style. There is nothing illegal about any aspect of this book, so ignore the reviews which contain lines such as 'you have been warned' etc., if you want to make a custom UI, then...
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1.0 out of 5 stars False pretences
This book covers addons that have been known by players for years. It describes addons that any player should know already. By the description I thought I would be taught how to program my own addons, yet there is one small chapter on actually programming an addon. very disappointing.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hacking World of Warcraft, 3 July 2007
This review is from: Hacking World of Warcraft (ExtremeTech) (Paperback)
This is not a book about hacking World of Warcraft accounts, its a book that shows you to make User Interface changes, AddOns, which are perfectly legal, to enhance your game play to suit your style. There is nothing illegal about any aspect of this book, so ignore the reviews which contain lines such as 'you have been warned' etc., if you want to make a custom UI, then take a look at this book, it shows you how to do it!
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59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not about Hacking, 9 Jun 2007
This review is from: Hacking World of Warcraft (ExtremeTech) (Paperback)
For those of you that are mistaken, this book is not about hacking or cheating. It is about tips for world of warcraft and guides on how to make addons/macros. This has nothing to do with cheating. The authors wrote the popular addons like Atlas, Clique and PerfectRaid. Is using those addons cheating?
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The truth about this book, 19 Jun 2007
This review is from: Hacking World of Warcraft (ExtremeTech) (Paperback)
This book is intended to allow you to customize your in game UI (user interface) as supported by Blizzard. It is not about using malicious code or third party software to change the game system. The word Hack has many meanings most of which were around along time before the use the earlier reviews are familiar with. The book is basically how to cope with world of warcraft and make use of all the information that the standard UI does not show us.

Blizzard do not ban people for using pure addons. Please read the book before posting negative reviews.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good guide, 10 Mar 2008
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think this is a good guide for a starting area, i have no experiance in programming and found this guide very helpfull.

there is alot of help online on forums which is free but can be hard to understand for someone that knows nothing.

and as for the people saying you will get banned and what not, thats a lie, Blizzard incourage people to create there own UI otherwise they wouldnt have support for people trying to make some on there forums.....

i would only recommend this to someone that knows nothing at all, but after reading the book online support is alot easier to understand
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars False pretences, 26 Aug 2010
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This book covers addons that have been known by players for years. It describes addons that any player should know already. By the description I thought I would be taught how to program my own addons, yet there is one small chapter on actually programming an addon. very disappointing.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but...., 25 Jun 2007
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Yes, everything described in this book is quite legitimate and unlikely to get you banned from the game. That said, it is a bit of a question whether or not what it offers is really worthwhile. If you buy it expecting to be able to significantly change the appearance of your character or his dress or weapons or the scenery or lands of Warcraft, forget it. What it offers basically is a list and description of programmes available online for download that will in some ways make your gameplay more convenient or better organised. If you're a real nitpicker, you can have little addon programmes to set up almost every feature of the interface to suit you. But you are warned too that these addons may well become non-usable with every patch and have to be updated.

None of the addons makes a real difference in the game or gameplay. All are readily found by a simple web search and, except for the fact that the book gives some added instructions for downloading and installing, there's not really a lot in this book to make it worth its fairly hefty price. You might want to try that websearch yourself before shelling out to buy the book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars you need to be fairly techy, 7 April 2009
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Ba Toole (manchester uk) - See all my reviews
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this book is very well written and informative. you need to know a fair bit about the game itself though before you jump in with the book or you will quickly lose your way. i suggest reading through the book once or twice and then used in conjunction with various add-ons it suppliments them far better
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For the Horde and Alliance, 4 Jan 2008
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Patrick Mullane (Cork, Ireland) - See all my reviews
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Hacking in this sense is to add to the user experience of Warcraft, and this is what this book does. It gives an initial overview of various macros/add-ons which are useful and then delves into creating one's own. No mistake that some programming experience will be needed to get full use of the instructions, but this book provides a baseline to begin with.
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21 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A waste of money unless you have absolutly no idea, 4 July 2007
This review is from: Hacking World of Warcraft (ExtremeTech) (Paperback)
As stated before this book has nothing to do with 'hacking' Warcraft just modifying the user interface(UI). However, there is a slant to it, not all of the better mods are mentioned only the popluar ones at the moment. Which as you guessed it are usually the most memory hogging ones and have been around since year 1 (Atlas, Titan, etc.). Also new mods come out all the time so this book becomes dated very fast.

The addon creation section is nicely done but also it has to be said that this information is easily available, from wiki's and the forums.

In closing, it is a great book if you have no idea what your doing, but you are better off going to an addon site and downloading and testing mods to find which ones you like.
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4 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very much a book for newbie's only.....here's why..., 9 Nov 2007
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A. Cresswell "Bubblefish777 - Born again Diver" (london, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Hacking World of Warcraft (ExtremeTech) (Paperback)
Virtually all the infomation in this book is already common knowledge among any guild players and people who have been playing for a while. Macro's scripts and AddOns are standard requirements to join any large raiding guilds. There's virtually nothing in here you won't have bbeen told by others in your guild to get, or been told by other chars with your professions and/or your class.

simply put if you've just bought the game....you don't need this it's too advanced for you, and if you are now a level 60+ and in guild you know all this anyway !!!!

So where's the target audience ?
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