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PC players, Do you use Add-ons?

SilverBride
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I believe that almost every PC player uses add-ons as they add quality of life to our experience. So PC players, do you use Add-ons?
Edited by ZOS_Kevin on February 6, 2024 9:08PM
PCNA

PC players, Do you use Add-ons? 409 votes

Yes
90%
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No
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Console player - would just like to comment
1%
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  • Elsonso
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    Yes
    I play on both console and PC, and my opinion is that it is not possible to play more than casually on console. Just about everything that is interesting to do in this game is improved by one addon or another.
    PC NA/EU: @Elsonso
    XBox EU/NA: @ElsonsoJannus
    X/Twitter: ElsonsoJannus
  • Kendaric
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    Yes
    Yes, I use add-ons that increase the immersive/RP aspects of ESO and the only add-ons I use for convenience are for skyshards/Shalidor's library books.

    I don't use add-ons like TTC or similar things.
      PAWS (Positively Against Wrip-off Stuff) - Say No to Crown Crates!. Outfit slots not being accountwide is ridiculous given their price. PC EU/PC NA roleplayer and solo PvE quester
    • valenwood_vegan
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      Yes
      I only use a few compared to many people I know (because I hate troubleshooting them after updates), but they are vital and I would play significantly less without them.
    • SilverBride
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      Yes
      I use the Lazy Writ Crafter, a Minimap, Map Pins, Arkadius Trade Tools, Combat Metrics and Essential Housing Tools, plus a few smaller convenience add-ons.
      PCNA
    • RaddlemanNumber7
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      No
      Can't be bothered
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    • Sarannah
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      No
      No, they completely change the ESO experience into a spreadsheet/UI clutter instead of a game.

      Also, I do consider some add-ons cheats, as they offer a clear advantage over other players who are not using add-ons. Like the ones that show resource nodes, treasure chests, thieves troves, and other locations. The ones that auto-repair/autocharge weapons and such. And many more. which are a clear advantage over other players without add-ons. I also consider some add-ons forms of botting, like the crafting writ add-ons. And feel ZOS should not allow that, as they are basically removing crafting as a specific part of the game for players to enjoy/specialize in. They would never allow the same automation add-ons for dungeons/trials/PvP/arena's, but somehow they allow it in this one specific part of the game.

      In my opinion, which most players disagree with, ZOS should remove ALL add-ons from the game completely. At the very least ZOS should remove all add-ons that grant advantages over other players(no matter how small), and all add-ons from PvP completely.

      PS: It's ok to disagree with me! :)
      PPS: I'm not against adding some basic add-on functionality to the base game, as that would be a level playing field for everyone still.
      Edited by Sarannah on February 4, 2024 6:23PM
    • Elsonso
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      Yes
      I use the Lazy Writ Crafter, a Minimap, Map Pins, Arkadius Trade Tools, Combat Metrics and Essential Housing Tools, plus a few smaller convenience add-ons.

      If ZOS does nothing else this year, they should enable the minimap on console. :smile:

      (edit: and make it so we don't need a mod on PC)
      Edited by Elsonso on February 4, 2024 6:23PM
      PC NA/EU: @Elsonso
      XBox EU/NA: @ElsonsoJannus
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    • SilverBride
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      Yes
      Elsonso wrote: »
      I use the Lazy Writ Crafter, a Minimap, Map Pins, Arkadius Trade Tools, Combat Metrics and Essential Housing Tools, plus a few smaller convenience add-ons.

      If ZOS does nothing else this year, they should enable the minimap on console. :smile:

      (edit: and make it so we don't need a mod on PC)

      I agree. I tried to play without it it once when it was acting up after an update and I was unable to do anything except housing and other things that didn't require me moving around the world. Without it I had to stop every few seconds and open the big map to see where I was. I just can't play that way.
      PCNA
    • chessalavakia_ESO
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      No
      I don't use them on live as I believe they add unfair advantages, can break immersion, and can lead to shortcuts being taken in development.

      I use them on the PTS because it makes it easier to provide more accurate feedback.
    • ZOS_Icy
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      Greetings,

      This thread has been moved to the Add-Ons & UI Mods section, as it is better suited there.

      Thank you for your understanding.
      Staff Post
    • Tandor
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      No
      I have no interest in them.

      If any were to be added to the base game then I hope they would be optional.
    • Tandor
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      No
      ZOS_Icy wrote: »
      Greetings,

      This thread has been moved to the Add-Ons & UI Mods section, as it is better suited there.

      Thank you for your understanding.

      The thread asks if players use add-ons, but only players who use them will see them here. Surely it has to be in General Discussion to serve any purpose.

      Please be so kind as to reconsider.
    • LunaFlora
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      No
      When i play on pc i don't.
      i don't need them on PlayStation.

      they seem nice, but very complicated.
      and the addons that would be helpful like a minimap cover up a part of my screen which i am used to being able to see
      miaow! i'm Luna ( she/her ).

      🌸*throws cherry blossom on you*🌸
      "Eagles advance, traveler! And may the Green watch and keep you."
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      PlayStation and PC EU.
      LunaLolaBlossom on psn.
      LunaFloraBlossom on pc.
    • AzuraFan
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      No
      I don't. I've tried a couple, but they didn't work all that great when using the gamepad interface.
    • Elsonso
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      Yes
      Elsonso wrote: »
      I use the Lazy Writ Crafter, a Minimap, Map Pins, Arkadius Trade Tools, Combat Metrics and Essential Housing Tools, plus a few smaller convenience add-ons.

      If ZOS does nothing else this year, they should enable the minimap on console. :smile:

      (edit: and make it so we don't need a mod on PC)

      I agree. I tried to play without it it once when it was acting up after an update and I was unable to do anything except housing and other things that didn't require me moving around the world. Without it I had to stop every few seconds and open the big map to see where I was. I just can't play that way.

      Right. When I don't, I end up half way across the zone in the wrong direction. :smile:
      PC NA/EU: @Elsonso
      XBox EU/NA: @ElsonsoJannus
      X/Twitter: ElsonsoJannus
    • SilverBride
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      Elsonso wrote: »
      Elsonso wrote: »
      I use the Lazy Writ Crafter, a Minimap, Map Pins, Arkadius Trade Tools, Combat Metrics and Essential Housing Tools, plus a few smaller convenience add-ons.

      If ZOS does nothing else this year, they should enable the minimap on console. :smile:

      (edit: and make it so we don't need a mod on PC)

      I agree. I tried to play without it it once when it was acting up after an update and I was unable to do anything except housing and other things that didn't require me moving around the world. Without it I had to stop every few seconds and open the big map to see where I was. I just can't play that way.

      Right. When I don't, I end up half way across the zone in the wrong direction. :smile:

      Me too!
      PCNA
    • Ye_Olde_Crowe
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      No
      No. I want my games vanilla, if possible.
      Last time I went on a modding spree was with Morrowind, and the mods ruined the game for me (it didn‘t feel like MW anymore), so I got rid of them.

      The last two mods I used were with Oblivion; one fixed the butchered localization (funny situations arose because healing spells were called ‚fireball‘, IIRC), and the other one added beautiful horses with rare coat patterns - it was made by a member of this forum.
      PC EU.

      =primarily PvH (Player vs. House)=
    • Danikat
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      Yes
      I do use addons, but most of mine only show up in menus, or are totally invisible and just add a keybind or something, and several of the ones which do show in the UI actually make it even more minimal. My approach is when something is annoying me I look for an addon to make it less annoying.)

      Here's a quick comparison I did. In the first screenshot I have 19 addons active, in the second they're all turned off and I'm using only base-game settings.
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      If you want to play 'spot the difference' I'll save you some trouble and tell you there's only 4 which are visible there, and one of those only by looking for what's moved or missing.

      I could have gotten another 3 to show, but not easily - wait for someone to speak to show pChat has changed the font, unnecessarily reload my controls in Binder to get the confirmation message in the chat box and find a quest NPC without a marker for PinKiller. I could also have opened the Inventory Insight and CraftStore menus but that would be getting silly since no one would actually have those open in combat. (On the other hand I could have used the chat command to hide Endeavour Tracker since I normally do that when I'm not working on endeavours.)

      Outside combat I usually have nothing on screen except the mini map and current quest.

      My full list is:
      • Account Settings - automatically copies settings between characters
      • Arkadius' Trade Tools - recommened prices and sales reports
      • Azurah - moves, hides and modifies the base game UI
      • BankerShutUp - silences bankers and adds a mute button to dialogue boxes
      • Binder - saves multiple sets of keybindings and lets you load them with chat commands
      • CraftStore - A bunch of crafting info, I mainly use it to check which motifs I have
      • Decluttered Scrying Leads - hides the always available leads in the 'All active leads' list
      • Endeavour Tracker - shows current endeavours on screen
      • Inventory Insight - a menu to check other characters inventories, your bank, houses etc.
      • IsJusta Favorite Collectibles - allows character specific favourites & adds favourites to more categories
      • pChat - saves chat & adds more settings to the chat box
      • Pet Dismiss - adds a keybind to dismiss warden and sorcerer pets
      • PinKiller - lets you hide quest markers, I just keep the ones for new quests
      • RandomMount - randomises mounts and pets, also allows the random list to be different to favourites
      • S'rendarr - more customisable buff/debuff tracking
      • Tamriel Trade Centre - recommended prices
      • Votan's Crafting Quick Access - Adds drop-down menus to the crafting menu for choosing item type, material, motif etc. instead of scrolling all the way through the lists (most importantly puts motifs into alphabetical order)
      • Votan's Minimap - reenables the minimap ZOS built, kept in the game but hid from players.
      • World Map Wayshrines Controller - lets you hide unnecessary pins on the world map, I have everything except wayshrines and owned houses hidden, which makes them easier to click on.

      I also have Quest Map, which adds map markers for quests but I only turn that on briefly when I think I've finished a zone to check I haven't missed anything.
      Edited by Danikat on February 5, 2024 12:31PM
      PC EU player | She/her/hers | PAWS (Positively Against Wrip-off Stuff) - Say No to Crown Crates!

      "Remember in this game we call life that no one said it's fair"
    • KlauthWarthog
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      Yes
      Arkadius' Trade Tools, Combat Metrics and Destinations are my "must-haves".
    • Braffin
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      Yes
      Yes, I use add-ons (mainly cmx for creating and testing builds as well as minor QoL-addons like PortToFriendsHouse).

      Definitely would stop p(l)aying if zos would stop supporting these useful tools.
      Never get between a cat and it's candy!
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      Overland difficulty scaling is desperately needed. 9 years. 6 paid expansions. 24 DLCs. 40 game changing updates including One Tamriel, an overhaul of the game including a permanent CP160 gear cap and ridiculous power creep thereafter. I'm sick and tired of hearing about Cadwell Silver & Gold as a "you think you do but you don't" - tier deflection to any criticism regarding the lack of overland difficulty in the game. I'm bored of dungeons, I'm bored of trials; make a personal difficulty slider for overland. It's not that hard.
    • Danikat
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      Yes
      Tandor wrote: »
      ZOS_Icy wrote: »
      Greetings,

      This thread has been moved to the Add-Ons & UI Mods section, as it is better suited there.

      Thank you for your understanding.

      The thread asks if players use add-ons, but only players who use them will see them here. Surely it has to be in General Discussion to serve any purpose.

      Please be so kind as to reconsider.

      I forgot to mention this in my last post but this is an important point: since the topic was moved both the poll and the discussion generally is going to be heavily biased in favour of those who do use addons because people who don't will have no reason to ever look at this section of the forum.
      Edited by Danikat on February 5, 2024 1:21PM
      PC EU player | She/her/hers | PAWS (Positively Against Wrip-off Stuff) - Say No to Crown Crates!

      "Remember in this game we call life that no one said it's fair"
    • Elsonso
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      Yes
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      Danikat wrote: »
      Tandor wrote: »
      ZOS_Icy wrote: »
      Greetings,

      This thread has been moved to the Add-Ons & UI Mods section, as it is better suited there.

      Thank you for your understanding.

      The thread asks if players use add-ons, but only players who use them will see them here. Surely it has to be in General Discussion to serve any purpose.

      Please be so kind as to reconsider.

      I forgot to mention this in my last post but this is an important point: since the topic was moved both the poll and the discussion generally is going to be heavily biased in favour of those who do use addons because people who don't will have no reason to ever look at this section of the forum.

      Has anyone asked @ZOS_Kevin or @ZOS_Icy to move it back, directly? They may not be reading untagged comments.
      PC NA/EU: @Elsonso
      XBox EU/NA: @ElsonsoJannus
      X/Twitter: ElsonsoJannus
    • LunaFlora
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      No
      i believe a lot of people look at Recent Discussions so there will still be more interactions
      miaow! i'm Luna ( she/her ).

      🌸*throws cherry blossom on you*🌸
      "Eagles advance, traveler! And may the Green watch and keep you."
      🦬🦌🐰
      PlayStation and PC EU.
      LunaLolaBlossom on psn.
      LunaFloraBlossom on pc.
    • Tandor
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      No
      Elsonso wrote: »
      .
      Danikat wrote: »
      Tandor wrote: »
      ZOS_Icy wrote: »
      Greetings,

      This thread has been moved to the Add-Ons & UI Mods section, as it is better suited there.

      Thank you for your understanding.

      The thread asks if players use add-ons, but only players who use them will see them here. Surely it has to be in General Discussion to serve any purpose.

      Please be so kind as to reconsider.

      I forgot to mention this in my last post but this is an important point: since the topic was moved both the poll and the discussion generally is going to be heavily biased in favour of those who do use addons because people who don't will have no reason to ever look at this section of the forum.

      Has anyone asked @ZOS_Kevin or @ZOS_Icy to move it back, directly? They may not be reading untagged comments.

      Just done so.
    • vsrs_au
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      Tandor wrote: »
      ZOS_Icy wrote: »
      Greetings,

      This thread has been moved to the Add-Ons & UI Mods section, as it is better suited there.

      Thank you for your understanding.

      The thread asks if players use add-ons, but only players who use them will see them here. Surely it has to be in General Discussion to serve any purpose.

      Please be so kind as to reconsider.
      Agreed, moving the thread here has basically ruined the poll.
      PC(Steam) / EU / play from Melbourne, Australia / avg ping 390
    • SilverBride
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      Yes
      Thank you for moving the poll back to general. :)
      Edited by SilverBride on February 6, 2024 9:24PM
      PCNA
    • Necrotech_Master
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      Yes
      i think i currently use something like 30 different addons, though most are small mainly info bonuses that i feel the game does not tell you very much about

      some are even simpler as in "keeps the xp bar enabled at all times" because theres no game option to prevent it from fading out

      one popular addon that i dont use is probably a minimap, never really felt the need for it though i could understand why people use it lol
      plays PC/NA
      handle @Necrotech_Master
      active player since april 2014
    • freespirit
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      Yes
      i think i currently use something like 30 different addons, though most are small mainly info bonuses that i feel the game does not tell you very much about

      some are even simpler as in "keeps the xp bar enabled at all times" because theres no game option to prevent it from fading out

      one popular addon that i dont use is probably a minimap, never really felt the need for it though i could understand why people use it lol

      If by the "xp bar" you mean your health bar, the base game does allow you to set it to be visible at all times, stam and mag bar too, it's first thing I do on new characters.

      I said yes but I use very few and none that add anything to the UI I see whilst playing. 🙂

      Edit:- Ignore me ..... you meant the experience bar, doh braindead atm!!
      Edited by freespirit on February 6, 2024 5:54PM
      When people say to me........
      "You're going to regret that in the morning"
      I sleep until midday cos I'm a problem solver!
    • Necrotech_Master
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      Yes
      freespirit wrote: »
      i think i currently use something like 30 different addons, though most are small mainly info bonuses that i feel the game does not tell you very much about

      some are even simpler as in "keeps the xp bar enabled at all times" because theres no game option to prevent it from fading out

      one popular addon that i dont use is probably a minimap, never really felt the need for it though i could understand why people use it lol

      If by the "xp bar" you mean your health bar, the base game does allow you to set it to be visible at all times, stam and mag bar too, it's first thing I do on new characters.

      I said yes but I use very few and none that add anything to the UI I see whilst playing. 🙂

      the base game one doesnt show the actual numbers of how much you need to level lol, its just a plain bar lol

      one of the other things this addon does is add actual numbers instead of leaving it an ambiguous bar
      plays PC/NA
      handle @Necrotech_Master
      active player since april 2014
    • LunaFlora
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      freespirit wrote: »
      i think i currently use something like 30 different addons, though most are small mainly info bonuses that i feel the game does not tell you very much about

      some are even simpler as in "keeps the xp bar enabled at all times" because theres no game option to prevent it from fading out

      one popular addon that i dont use is probably a minimap, never really felt the need for it though i could understand why people use it lol

      If by the "xp bar" you mean your health bar, the base game does allow you to set it to be visible at all times, stam and mag bar too, it's first thing I do on new characters.

      I said yes but I use very few and none that add anything to the UI I see whilst playing. 🙂

      the base game one doesnt show the actual numbers of how much you need to level lol, its just a plain bar lol

      one of the other things this addon does is add actual numbers instead of leaving it an ambiguous bar

      you can always find it in the character sheet
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      miaow! i'm Luna ( she/her ).

      🌸*throws cherry blossom on you*🌸
      "Eagles advance, traveler! And may the Green watch and keep you."
      🦬🦌🐰
      PlayStation and PC EU.
      LunaLolaBlossom on psn.
      LunaFloraBlossom on pc.
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