AUTHORS: Gabor Ratky and Dan Fernandez
TIME REQUIRED: 2 hours
COST: $19.99 for World of Warcraft; $14.99 for monthly fee
SOFTWARE: World of Warcraft, AddOn Studio for World of Warcraft version 2.0, Visual C# 2008 Express, and Visual Basic 2008 Express or higher, Internet Explorer 7 or higher
World of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment is undoubtedly the most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) in the world. Played by an estimated 10 million subscribers, it even holds a Guinness World Record for this feat. While the game that takes place within the fantasy world of Azeroth can easily lock you in front of your computer for hours, what makes World of Warcraft really interesting is that its user interface is customizable, allowing all sorts of user modifications, called addons, that can simplify or improve how a player can interact with the world and with other characters, and that can even introduce completely new functionality.
Feed Reader is a World of Warcraft addon that adds an in-game RSS Feed Reader so you can read the latest news, forum posts, blogs, sport scores, and more, all while in the comfort of Azeroth!
Before we delve into how Feed Reader works, let’s take a quick tour of its features.
Since addons cannot access data outside of the game, we’ll also build a .NET application ...