Mount up! On the Subject of Random Mount Addons (pt 3)

Note

This is a multipart post.


GoGoMount

addon config

GoGoMount Configuration

This one avoids integrating with the mount journal in favor of its own favorite configuration integrated into its Blizz configuration interface. It’s a decent, serviceable random mount manager and can be extended with additional addons (I didn’t test them).  Its interface is a bit confusing at times but once you get used to it it works just fine.

global favorites

GoGoMount Global Favorites

You can specify a global mount favorites list that kicks in for any zone that you haven’t specified favorites for.  And that’s right, boys and girls, GoGoMount lets you specify a list of favorite mounts for every zone.  The only caveat is that you can only configure for the zone you’re in.  So take good notes for Future You.

exclusions

GoGoMount Zone Exclusions

The Exclusions list works in a similar fashion, giving you the means to specify a list of mounts to never use globally, as well as in the current zone.

While it doesn’t split flying / ground mounts up, it does let you specify to not use flying mounts in non-fly zones, so you’re not waddling around on a grounded dragon.

Some class-specific abilities are supported, but some implementations may be incomplete.

An extension – GoGoMount-Manager – offers improvements to managing your mount collection, and may address some of the issues observed above.

One feature it does claim to address is profile support, which is sadly missing in the core addon; thus, you can’t have a different set of favorites per alt without an additional addon.

keybinds

GoGoMount Keybinds

Keybinds are supported via the standard Blizz keybind interface, but note that it shows up under ‘other’ which is where addons goes that don’t have the right metadata to suit the Blizz keybind interface thingy.

Overall, this is a solid addon that is  soured by the lack of proper profile support.  A C- by itself, but if GoGoMount-Manager addresses that, then it’s a solid B+ or A-.

IntelliMount

configuration

IntelliMount Options

This addon takes the core game random mount implementation and slaps a veneer of usefulness on it. You get SOME control over how it works, but it’s far from the benchmark target. For  example, most addons will figure out if you have Draenor and Broken Isles flying. It does have some unique features, but they hardly make up for the basics.

This addon also does not support profiles, so all of your alts use the same mount list.

keybinds

IntelliMount Keybinds

Keybinds use the core Blizz interface, and you can designate bindings for a variety of special calls. “Normal” mount in this case is an auto-mount selector, which will attempt to find a good mount for the environment you’re in.

Overall, it’s functional and would do in a pinch – a strong C+. It would be at least a B- if it supported profiles.

KuiMount

mount journal

KuiMount Mount Journal mods

This addon modifies the Mount Journal to manage your mounts. Each entry in the list will have one or more checkboxes, such as “fly” and “ground”, so you get to make the call about whether a flying mount will be called in ‘flying’ zones.  While the addon doesn’t support profiles directly, you CAN define “sets”, and the set choice is per user. So you can define a set for each of your alts and it will ‘remember’ that for you.

but the config ui is kinda facked

The “Lists” configuration interface is broken with regards to profiles / sets

The list configuration window, however, has a few issues. For example, you can’t select a set to edit because the list of sets is *behind* the configuration window. That’s probably a simple fix.  Fortunately, it doesn’t affect the ability to choose your set from the mount journal.

keybinds

KuiMount Keybinds

Keybinding is via the Blizz interface, and offers a familiar set of options.

Overall, this is a decent addon, making great use of native controls, with some of the more advanced features blocked by a broken UI. Give it a solid B-.

LiteMount

options and profile

LiteMount interface + profiles

This one is one of the more interesting ones for those that don’t mind putting some effort into it. It has the basic features one would expect in such an addon, plus a lot of interesting and esoteric features found no where else.

Mount selection matrix

LiteMount Mount Selection

Mount selection is available via a matrix that lets you select from several premade categories, as well as any custom categories you wish to create. This is in addition to a basic on/off checkbox.  The configuration for this is efficient and supports filtering to help you narrow things down quickly.

Profiles are supported, though not all settings are 100% supported per character. Some are per character, some are global, and some are per-character-only. The author provides a very clear description of what is supported.

options - unavailable macro

Unavailable Macro is used if you’re unable to mount.

Non mount-related functions such as “Levitate” for priests while falling are handled via the “unavailable” macro. This is a macro that you define, and which is executed when you try to mount and mounting is not possible – such as when you are falling,, or moving.  This is very flexible, meaning that even as Blizz adds new classes, races, and abilities, you will be able to keep up with the state of the game.

The same sort of thing is provided for in-combat conditions.  If your character is in combat, then an appropriate macro can be created for the situation (which may not be movement-related).

keybinds

LiteMount Keybinds

Keybinds are done properly via the Blizz keybind interface. One thing of note here, the keybinds supported are simply designated “key binding” 1 through 4.

options - advanced

LiteMount Advanced Configuration

What those four keybinds do is defined in the Advanced options. The defaults are reasonable and can be used as is, but you’ll want to review them so you know how to designate the keybinds. And, of course, if you don’t like specifically how each of the keybind groups is configured, you can change it. Of course you can. 🙂

Finally, I simply must laud the author for two things.

  1. Clear and concise instructions to follow if it ever appears that he has abandoned the addon. Guys, this is really something all addon authors should do.
  2. Very clear instructions on how to use the addon.  Seriously, it’s the best documentation of any sort I’ve seen in quite some time. See for yourself.

Overall, this addon is well done and well made. A solid “A” for users of a certain level of sophistication.  A solid “C” for everybody else. This addon rewards effort applied, and lets those content to just get by … get by.

Posted on April 8, 2019, in Addons and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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