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NOTE: this works with adblock plus, not the old adblock.
NOTE2: if you can't get these to work please don't PM me, post in the thread and someone may help you hopefully.
NOTE3: this is pretty obvious with the latest update to adblock but i'll still mention it. to deactivate any of the filters you've added just go to your adblock preferences and uncheck "enabled". that's it.
NOTE4: i've slightly modified the urls but the old ones should still work. also the screenshots i've used don't look like the latest adblock anymore and i'm too lazy to change them
UPDATE5: this guide hasn't been in focus for about a year now lol but luckily enough the filters still work, at least i'm assuming so because the only one i read mention of was the gold which i just corrected.

Where do I get adblock plus?

google it.

I use to adblock tons of things from towns and I figure i would try with zomg too and it worked.
Though its not very pretty but at least i don't freeze up anymore when lots of people are on screen or while in a crew.

How do add filters
you enter the filters by clicking the drop-down next to the icon on your firefox browser as shown and click preferences: http://i36.tinypic.com/k12eko.jpg
This screen should come out http://i38.tinypic.com/mbhgfd.jpg and then copy and paste the filter. Don't forget to hit Okay or Apply! (Pay no attention to my other filters since they are for towns and for general gaia browsing whee )

The Filters:
animations (which gives me the biggest lag) *note: your avatar will turn invisible after zoning sometimes making it difficult to find yourself unless you target yourself by pressing spacebar* If you'd rather block specific animations see Mindset's quote further down.

avatars (everyone will have a see-through avatar frame) *note: does not block avatars on the forums! biggrin * (Provided by Saikatsu)

except for yourself (you'll still be prone to shadow on the ground avatar but if you want to see your own avatar this is how to do it.) to get your avatars image right click and select image or properties and copy & paste.
@@<insert your avatar's url here>_strip.png

for example this is the exception so you can see my avatar in-game

another example this is so you can see Qixter's avatar in-game

simple enough? if the url has a _flip.png with some other numbers remove that and just put in _strip.png instead. the @@ in front is what makes it an exception, with none or 1 it will just become a filter.
intro movie (once you block it it goes straight to the server selection)

annoying null chamber "music"

block all music (provided by Windmouse)

certain monster loot this one can be tricky if you aren't computer savvy but I will try to explain the best as I can.
so you farm a lot and don't want to bother seeing loot drops? or if you're like me and when the loot drops it takes F-O-R-E-V-E-R for your avatar to actually collect them you might find this useful.
lets say you want to block lobster claws. you go into your zomg inventory located here and then click on the lobster claw (or the loot drop you want to block) you right click the image of the lobster claw as shown here and then it should turn to a similar screen shown here. you copy the url and paste it into your adblock which should've been

wala! you've just blocked that pesky icon from sight in-game. you might want to disable adblock or delete the filter entirely when you grow tired of it or because it might make things annoying for you when you want to trade/sell them. i used these filters when i was farming buzz saws in mills, you might choose to block some other loot from somewhere else.

gold & orbs you will still hear the noise they make when they drop *note: orbs will have a empty image in your loot screen and gaia inventory but it should still display the correct amount according to your progress bar.


Specific ring animation filters:
Individual ring animation URLs to block as you wish:

  • Adrenaline -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/adrenaline.swf*
  • Bandage -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/bandage.swf*
  • Bump -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/bump.swf*
  • Coyote Spirit -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/coyotespirit.swf*
  • Defibrillate -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/defib.swf*
  • Dervish -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/dervish.swf*
  • Diagnose -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/diagnose.swf*
  • Divinity -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/divinity.swf*
  • Duct Tape -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/ducttape.swf*
  • Fire Rain -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/firerain.swf*
  • Fleet Feet -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/fleetfeet.swf*
  • Ghost -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/ghost.swf*
  • Gumshoe -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/gumshoe.swf*
  • Guns, Guns, Guns -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/gunsgunsguns.swf*
  • Hack -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/hack.swf*
  • Healing Halo -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/healinghalo.swf*
  • Heavy Water Balloon -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/heavywater.swf*
  • Hornets Nest -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/hornetnest.swf*
  • Hot Foot -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/hotfoot.swf*
  • Hunter's Bow -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/huntersbow.swf*
  • Improbability Sphere -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/improb.swf*
  • Iron Will -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/ironwill.swf*
  • Keen Aye -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/keenaye.swf*
  • Knife Sharpen -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/knifesharpen.swf*
  • Mantis -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/mantis.swf*
  • Meat -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/meat.swf*
  • My Density -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/mydensity.swf*
  • Pot Lid -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/potlid.swf*
  • Quicksand -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/quagmire.swf*
  • Rock Armor -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/rockarmor.swf*
  • Scaredy Cat -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/scaredycat.swf*
  • Shark Attack -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/shark.swf*
  • Shuriken -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/shuriken.swf*
  • Slash -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/slash.swf*
  • Solar Rays -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/solarrays.swf*
  • Taunt -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/taunt.swf*
  • Teflon Spray -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/teflonspray.swf*
  • Turtle -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/turtle.swf*
  • Wish -- http://*.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/Gaia_Flash/zomg/*/rings/wish.swf*

if you used any of the filters listed you'll have to restart the game because they might not take effect immediately

What CAN'T be blocked list; (figured I'd add this since lots of people keep asking in the thread randomly)
damage/health delivered/received (the red/orange/green numbers)
monster attack animations
monster death animations
black ingame error messages
the exhausted/pulse noise that comes out when you have low/no stamina or health
map detail (null's sparkilyness, zen garden's falling leaves, animals/graphics in the background of certain maps, etc)

curious if anyone else has any other filters ;3

alternative ways to improve performance
zOMG at its best! (Optimization & performance enhancment) deals with "hacking" your firefox using about:config 3nodding
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I run iTunes in the background of zOMG all the time. *shrugs*
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You know, I have Adblock, but I still can't really figure out how to use it.
I don't understand what the majority of the URLs are.

Which one is for the ring animations?
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... tell me how D:
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I have adblock, but I can't use it because add-ons turned retarded for me. =o

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edit: put them in the first post
That's pretty much all the ones I use. anymore then it would be kind of hard to play. didn't think of blocking the intro video though, sweet smile thank you. That has made my day. No more "skip intro" clicks for me to do razz Yay laziness
I'm on dial-up and adblock is the only way I can make it tolerable. I have the music and avatars blocked, but didnt know the url to block for the animations, thanks!
The blocking of the movie is a pretty good idea that I didn't even think of - but I won't be blocking out the animations - it's not that difficult to play with them. At least not for me.
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That's pretty much all the ones I use. anymore then it would be kind of hard to play. didn't think of blocking the intro video though, sweet smile thank you. That has made my day. No more "skip intro" clicks for me to do razz Yay laziness

lol yeah i hated that, especially since i used to collect ToT on mules. but i figured that maybe the game would be easier since it didn't have to load that movie.
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Ooh, can somebody post a block for the music? I hate that every time I switch locations, i.e. Null Chamber, I have to stop it again. sweatdrop
The thing that bothers me is that when I block the avatar i'm directly blocking the image on all pages of gaia so like in this forum I can't see any avatars... I wonder if I can whitelist pages I want adblock to block on like http://www.gaiaonline.com/* and blacklist the /launch/zomg page that zomg actually launches on >_> yeah... sounds like I made no sense. oh well let's see how that sounds when I post it. I might just be thinking more greasemonkey scripting.
Oh my God I never thought to do that. You are AWESOME.

Now to find the filenames for specific rings, since I really only have issues with stuff like fire rain.
What exactly is adblock?

Is there somewhere I can read about it/download it? And does the browser you use make a difference?
It's a firefox extension, googling it should link you to it. It's a life saver.

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