Addon Spotlight: GatherBuddyImproved

WildStar Addon Spotlight


Welcome to our weekly WildStar Addon Spotlight! This week we've got the spotlight on GatherBuddyImproved, an addon created by zetas2k aka SpaceWalker that shows you the closest materials you can gather!

GatherBuddyImproved (GBI) is a derivitive work of GatherBuddy by Ciuine. SpaceWalker took that addon and really improved upon it by incorporating a way to whitelist gathering nodes, color customization and a transparent background on the main window.

As you can see above, GBI is quite configurable. You can show or hide any resource node so you only see what you want. Plus, you can customize the color for each profession and even the tier within that profession. When I installed it, it was turned on by default, but all the nodes were hidden, so if you download this addon, the first thing you should do is open the config menu by hitting Esc and clicking on GBI to open it and then you can make it show whatever you want.

Apart from the config menu, the main window, as seen above, is what you’ll see most of the time. This box can be dragged around anywhere and has a transparent background that fades in and out if you mouse over it. Plus, if you click on the name of a node in the main window it will pop-up a directional arrow to point you in the right direction.


  • Download the Addon from here.
  • Locate your Addons folder. (C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\NCSOFT\WildStar\Addons)
  • Place the GatherBuddyImproved folder found in the .zip file into your Addons folder.

Final Words

GBI is great because it'll show you exactly what you want and no more. As a settler, farmer, and miner, I'm constantly gathering materials. GBI does a wonderful job of showing where everything is and combined with Ayth_Quest's dotted lines pointing you where to go, you'll never miss a node again!

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