Updated Wed, Dec 19, 2012 by Xerin
Welcome to our first ever annual World of Warcraft Addon Awards. We’re going reflect back into 2012 and look at the biggest and brightest stars from the industrial WoW addon community. What better way to bring 2012 to a close WoW style then take a look and examine the best and brightest in our ever growing, ever evolving addon folder.
This has been a great year for World of Warcraft and some credit for that success lands squarely on the shoulders of the addon community. Addons are one of the features that sets WoW apart and the community played a big role in making that happen. WoW would not be as it is today without the hard work and dedication of the addon authors.
Their work and dedication is what our addon awards are all about. We’re here to showcase the best of the best in the past year, from the best overall addon to the best gold farming addon, our awards spotlight the true winners. While there are a lot of addons contending for top spot, our choices reflect the best of the best.
We look for addons that are popular, well designed, and functional as criteria to win an award. We do not factor in the number of downloads, because the list would remain nearly static year to year. Instead, we choose addons that have a lot of buzz within the community, have made rapid improvements, and fit the category like a glove. If you’re looking for a list of the most downloaded addons, look no further.
So join us as we take a look at some of the best addons in World of Warcraft. While you’re at it, be sure to stop by our most anticipated MMOs of 2013 to start looking toward the future.
One last thing, before you go. Be sure to visit World of Addons for many other great addons out there and to enter our contest for a signed collector's edition of Mists of Pandaria.