Healers Have To Die
Healers have to die like anyone else, this is a fact of WoW. This add-on helps
you influence this unfortunate destiny in a way or another depending on the
HHTD automatically adds healer symbols on top of players nameplate indicating
their class and healing rank. Unlike other add-ons it only takes into account
actively healing players. (It uses different symbols for friends and foes).
HHTD lets you apply custom marks on top of any unit's nameplate. These are the
same marks as the default raid markers but you can set as many as you want
and customize their look.
These marks persist across game sessions. (They are only visible to you)
IMPORTANT NOTE: You have to enable nameplates, else you won't see any healer symbol!
Healer Have To Die lets you announce through a customizable message who the
enemy and friendly healers are (using the Raid Warning channel if possible).
It will also help you protect the healers who are on your side alerting you
when they are being attacked (check the option panel for details).
Helps you target healers easily when they are in a pack.
All of this applies to PVP and PVE.
NOTE: Type /HHTDG to open the configuration panel. There are many settings
HHTD's options are not directly available in the "Interface" panel due to ongoing tainting issues Blizzard is not willing to fix.
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
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.
- /HHTDP (or /hhtdp): Post healers name to the raid channel ordered by
effectiveness for all to see (Will use the Raid Warning channel if possible).
You need to configure the messages in the announce module options first.
You can bind this command to a key (WoW key-bindings interface)
/HHTDG: Open option panel
/HHTD: access to command line configuration interface (for changing settings
- Detection when a friendly healer is being attacked and alert others through
/yell, /say and emote.
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
Guidelines for other add-on authors:
- Do not call :Hide() or :Show() on nameplates' base frame. This breaks
nameplate tracking for other add-ons by unduly firing OnHide/OnShow hooks...
Instead, make its sub-frames invisible by changing their size and/or setting them to
the empty (not nil) texture. (check out how TidyPlates does)
Do not call :SetParent() on nameplates' subframes, this would prevent other
add-ons from finding and hooking nameplate elements.
Do not use SetScript() EVER. You don't need it. :SetScript() shall only
be used on frames YOU create. You can simply replace all your SetScript()
calls by HookScript().
Here is a video by Hybridpanda featuring HHTD in the Eye of the Storm
Curse.com interviewed me for an 'Add-on Spotlight' article focused on the
controversy around this add-on, you can find this interview here.
Here are two excellent articles about HHTD by Cynwise (A must read if you
have some doubts about the fairness of this add-on!) :
Another one by Gevlon:
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 80,000 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
- Date created
- May 30, 2009
- Last update
- Apr 14, 2016
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