Have you ever been in a group and had someone randomly drop dead? Have you ever asked that person what killed them, only to get a response of "uhhh" or "RNG man" back? If you want to know the real story behind the death, then Obituary is the mod that you want.
The goal of the mod is to notify you instantly when someone dies, and tell you what exactly killed them. You can choose to see only a quick summary of a death, and/or a full detailed report. The detailed report gives you enough information that the mod is also useful for post-wipe analysis.
The summary report will show some quick info about the death, such as:
Timewasted was killed by RandomMob1 (melee swing for X, [Bad Spell] for Y), RandomMob2 (melee swing for Z)
The detailed report goes a bit deeper than the summary report. It will show you damage, heals, and timestamps relative to time of death. In order to minimize the amount of spam generated during combat, it will print a short chat link. When you click on that chat link, the detailed report will be displayed inside a tooltip for you. If you want to show that report to the rest of the raid, all you have to do is shift+click the link.
The mod lets you control what types of deaths are shown, and under what circumstances. You can display deaths for players, pets, and NPCs. You can display them in the open world, battlegrounds, arenas, party and raid instances.
Current known issue(s):
New in version 1.0.3:
Replaced tracking "Players" deaths with "Players in group" and "Players not in group". Previously "Players" only allowed tracking for players that were in your group.
Added an option to purge stored detailed report information. Doing this will render all current Obituary chat links inactive, but will free up the memory used to store the report information.
Added tracking for damage that was resisted/blocked/absorbed. Currently this information is only displayed in detailed reports.
Made summary reports automatically split into multiple messages when needed. It will only split messages when the output is non-local (sending to party, raid, etc).
Added an error message when clicking on an Obituary chat link when you have no information stored for that death. Previously it would just silently fail, but now with the option to purge stored information, it will tell you that there's nothing available to display.
General memory management cleanups. Older versions were terrible at allowing unused memory to be garage collected.