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H.H.T.D.

In World of Warcraft healers have to die. This is a cruel truth that you're taught very early in the game. This add-on helps you influence this unfortunate destiny in a way or another depending on the healer's side...

This add-on is now known as H.H.T.D.

I originally chose the original name as a provocation to make one of the basic cruel truths of World of Warcraft perfectly obvious to everyone. Now I find this name too harsh, too long and mostly not specific enough to WoW.

As an author I could not stand that name anymore. This add-on does have an existence (and meaning) both in WoW and in the real world where obviously we don't want the death of our beloved healers...

While H.H.T.D is just an acronym of the original name, it will stay in World of Warcraft where it belongs.

Current features:

IMPORTANT NOTE: You have to enable nameplates, else you won't see any healer symbol!

NOTE: Type /HHTDG to open the configuration panel. There are many settings to check!

HHTD's options are not directly available in the "Interface" panel due to ongoing tainting issues Blizzard is not willing to fix.

That player is not a healer?

If you see a player marked as healer that should not be:

  1. If their mark's background is NOT grey, check the 'Logging' option in the option panel (/HHTDG) ; then when you see such a player, reopen the option panel and check the content of the 'Logs' tab and report to me ( or open a ticket. Please avoid comments on Curse.com as it's impossible to follow what happens there).

  2. If their mark's background is grey then enable the 'Healer specialization detection' option so as to only report specialized healers ignoring others.

Also note that the healer's rank is displayed as a number in the center of the displayed mark so you can judge the importance of that player in the healing currently being done (the lower the number, the better the healer).

How it works

HHTD uses the combat log events to detect friendly and enemy healers who are currently healing other players (during the last 60s). HHTD detects specialized healers spells (for human players only) and differentiates specialized healers from hybrid ones.

HHTD also lets you choose a specified amount of healing healers have to reach before being marked as such (50% of your own health by default). This threshold is the only criterion used for NPCs.

When a healer is identified it will be marked with a healer symbol above their nameplate. If the healer is specialized, the symbol's background will be colored according to their class. In other cases the background will be grey.

In all cases a number in the center of the symbol indicates the rank of the healer, the lowest the number the better the healer (ie: '1' represents the most effective healer while '9' is the least effective).

You can force HHTD to only report specialized healers through HHTD's options (/hhtdg).

Needless to say that self-heals and heals to pets are filtered out.

Commands

You can bind the above command to a key (WoW key-bindings interface)

Planned features

Compatibility

HHTD is only compatible with nameplate add-ons which have been coded responsibly and do not modify internal parts of Blizzard nameplates (a very selfish behaviour as it prevents any other add-on from re-using them).

HHTD will detect these incompatibilities and report to you so that you can ask the culprit add-on authors to fix their code and make it compatible with ALL nameplate add-ons.

Guidelines for other add-on authors:

Videos

Here is a video by Hybridpanda featuring HHTD in the Eye of the Storm battleground:

YouTube - This makes me a sad Panda

Interview

Curse.com interviewed me for an 'Add-on Spotlight' article focused on the controversy around this add-on, you can find this interview here.

Articles

Here are two excellent articles about HHTD by Cynwise (A must read if you have some doubts about the fairness of this add-on!) :

HHTD and the PvP Addons Arms Race

Using HHTD to Protect Friendly Healers

Here is another article written by Gevlon (a PVP healer).

Debates

An 'interesting' debate about this add-on is also happening on Blizzard's official forum:

Sadly, as a European I cannot participate but I'm reading those threads with great interest.

The funniest part about all those 26 pages discussions is that only about 16,000 people were actually using HHTD at the time (from the Curse Client popularity statistics)... Now over 180,000 players have it installed!

In those discussions it's also rarely noted that HHTD is also very helpful to protect healers on your side. This debate is leading nowhere though... I won't post any additional links to those endless threads.


type /hhtdg to open the configuration interface, or /hhtd for command-line access

Comments and suggestions are welcome :-)

To report issues or ask for new features, use the ticket system.

Bitcoin donation address: 1JkA5Ns1dMQLM4D8HUsbXyka6yhp312KnN

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For suggestions, feature request, or bug report, use the ticket system provided by WoWAce.com.

To rate H.H.T.D. or to write comments, please go to www.curse.com

You can also e-mail the author but you should use the links above so that your questions can benefit others.

A dev version of H.H.T.D. is always available at this URI: http://www.2072productions.com/to/hhtd_dev ; note that it may be unstable.
Unless you want to help testing unstable code you should download the versions considered stable below.

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