WIM (WoW Instant Messenger) v3

WIM (WoW Instant Messenger) is a World of Warcraft addon which brings an instant messenger feel to communication in game.

I created WIM over 2 years ago with the curiosity of creating an addon. Since then, WIM has evolved into what it is today, however so many requests from the community were added into the addon which resulted in bulky and inefficient coding practices that took a toll on both CPU and Memory usage. To resolve this, I decided to rewrite WIM from scratch. Each feature is being reintroduced one at a time and being advanced upon. That being said, I welcome you to WIM 3.0.


  • Whispers in their own windows.
  • Chat in their own windows.
  • Tabbed windows
    • Highly configurable.
  • History
    • Copy and paste as:
      • Raw Text
      • BBCode
  • Advanced, intellectual window behaviors & animations.
  • Skins
  • Emoticons
  • Clickable web URLS for easy viewing. No more retyping a long url a friend sends you.
  • Customizable sound options.
  • Expose - great way to clear your screen of windows when you are in combat.
  • Addon Compatibility: (Always make sure you are running the latest versions.
    • Prat
    • DBM

Video Demo

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  • Avatar of Khormin Khormin Oct 26, 2016 at 07:38 UTC - 0 likes

    @khurzog: Go

    Thanks, I didn't notice that previously.

    @mysticalos: Go

    If you can outline the rough details, I will take a swing at it, but I'm pretty short for time as is.

    I'd consider the potential of this dinner to be quite omnomnomimous

    Minecraft server plug: (Multiworld, iConomy, etc - sensible admins)

  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos Oct 26, 2016 at 07:03 UTC - 0 likes

    if i have time and can actually figure it out quickly I'll patch it. I won't do anything remarkable though. My time is heavily invested in DBM. New content after new content and constant game breaking changes too that need refactoring too. It's hard to keep up with WIM which has so much obsolete code and is in need of far more than just bandaids. bandaids get it working again but more and more stuff breaks every major patch. there are still UI options that don't work anymore. message windows don't scroll properly anymore, etc.

    So if I do anything in next couple days it's just going to be a quick and dirty to make it "functional" again but not great.

    EDIT I looked at it, it's not a quick fix. It'd probably take me forever just to debug what's wrong with it. So I likely won't be fixing it at all.

    Last edited Oct 26, 2016 by mysticalos
  • Avatar of khurzog khurzog Oct 26, 2016 at 06:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @Khormin: Go

    6 posts down mysticalos posted that updating WIM would be a very low priority.

    Last edited Oct 26, 2016 by khurzog
  • Avatar of Khormin Khormin Oct 26, 2016 at 04:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @buranburan: Go

    Why would you say "no apparent intent of fixing it"? Unless you've got source of someone saying "We're not going to bother", I would assume Mystic would put as much effort into upkeep on WIM as he has on DBM.

  • Avatar of buranburan buranburan Oct 26, 2016 at 03:15 UTC - 0 likes

    As others have said... broken with no apparent intent of fixing it. Unfortunately, this is a major functionality loss and replacing this addon with one that is actually supported is critical.

    Are there any others out there that, at a minimum, offer tabbed whisper windows?

  • Avatar of Dethedrus Dethedrus Oct 25, 2016 at 18:30 UTC - 1 like

    Completely broken as of 7.1 :(

    To be more specific, I see window controls for each conversation, but no window nor any text. And I don't even get the combat bypass for tells any more, so I simply see zero tells with WiM active.

    Last edited Oct 26, 2016 by Dethedrus
  • Avatar of Extremity Extremity Oct 25, 2016 at 16:26 UTC - 0 likes

    @mysticalos: Go

    I'm happy to take a look at things and see what I can do. Do I need to communicate with you regarding this or would I just upload my own temporary WIM fan-edit or whatever?

  • Avatar of Nocy123 Nocy123 Oct 19, 2016 at 15:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey! is it posible to add class color? I only got class color on my battle.net wispers

  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos Sep 17, 2016 at 05:24 UTC - 1 like

    Just a note. wim is completely broken by patch 7.1 and I don't really have time to fix it. WIM will cease working in 7.1 until I can get around to it or until someone volunteers to help work on project, as my focus is on other things that occupy my full time.

    Last edited Oct 25, 2016 by mysticalos
  • Avatar of khurzog khurzog Sep 12, 2016 at 12:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Editing my comment because i resolved my issue, but also leaving it to hopefully help others who may have the issue

    I was having trouble editing and creating new macros, and the UI was printing a message saying that an addon was blocking the functionality. Through a very thorough elimination, 4 different addons were creating individually the exact same problem. This was WIM, Opie, and the crafting and shopping plugins for TSM. As I continued to troubleshoot the issue, deleting my cache made everything work again.

    Last edited Sep 12, 2016 by khurzog

Table of contents

  1. 1 Features
  2. 2 Video Demo


Date created
Jul 28, 2008
Last update
Aug 25, 2016
Development stage
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  • A: r516 for 7.0.3 Aug 25, 2016
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