Essential Gaming Software – Curse

Gamers come in all shapes and size and most enjoy several types of entertainment in terms of gaming, including video games, board games, table top games, mobile games and others. Because of the amount of gaming around us today, we have a variety of platforms to choose from, and for many of us that play video games, the PC is a premier device used to power our favorite games for a couple of reasons. Beyond the beefed up hardware and available software that can only be found on the PC, we enjoy something few console gamers have the ability to, modding. Modding is a huge force in PC gaming that keeps games relevant for years after the vanilla version has been worn down, just look at how “Skyrim” is still in use years after its release and how content is still churned out for it on a daily basis. But modding can be challenging, especially when games are not on Steam and have access to its modding support via the workshop, but the Curse client, a simple program from Curse, is a great way to mod some of your games easily, especially if you are into MMOs.

If you’ve read some of my earlier posts, you know I’m a fan of MMOs and they are the main genre I engage in when I have the time to play. WoW and WildStar are the MMOs I play the most, but I’ve spent plenty of time in Guild Wars 2, The Old Republic and The Secret World, and I’m hoping Star Citizen will be a game changer but more on that in another post. If you’ve played any of these games you’ve probably seen a lot of mods out there for most of them (sorry GW2 fans, I haven’t found anything yet) but may not have been sure how to get them yourself. This is where the Curse client steps in.

By downloading the client and matching the install path of each game you now have access to many mods that the rest of the player base in a game may have been raving about. I run about 10 mods through Curse when I play WoW, some small like an easy mod to relocate key bindings quickly (Bartender 4) and some larger like LUI which I use to completely change my HUD in game. When I’m on WildStar I have even more running; parse meters, threat modules, bag mods, even class specific (Esper) mods to help make the most of my gameplay. Almost all of these mods can be found on Curse, and while they don’t have every modification available, they have almost all of them. I’ve also used Curse for mods in The Secret World, and I know they have mods for many other games of many different genres including The Elder Scrolls Online, StarCraft 2, Rift and even Minecraft. If you’re a PC gamer who wants to know a little bit more about the statistics and quantifiable data in your games, or you want an easier way to craft items, or even a complete overhaul of the heads up display and other onscreen moduels, modding is where you want to be looking, and Curse is a great place to start.

For more information on Curse, visit their homepage linked below. As always, thanks for reading, and stay tuned for more!

Curse – http://www.curse.com

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