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Kill Assist (Nameplate Assist, shows who your assist is targeting)
Version: 1.40
by: Pixol [More]
Based on the wonderful addon:
KillTheHealer!
http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info19357-KillTheHealer.html#info

Description:
Players can select a personal assist (yourself or a party/raid member) and a skull will appear next to the assist target's nameplate.

Dungeons/Raids
This allows for coordinated focus firing for people who are too lazy to mark a skull in PvE. As a DPS in random dungeon queues, I can easily just target the tank and type /kill. Then I can quickly know what the tank is attacking just by looking at the nameplates. If there are a few or even tons of mobs with the same name, just mouseover all of them really quick and the add-on will eliminate the false skulls and reveal who the tank is really on.

Arenas/Battlegrounds
Even in battlegrounds or arenas, it can get hectic in vent calling out targets while a lot of other stuff is going on.

Say there's two holy paladins called "kljfkls" and "kslkdjfs". Obviously you don't want to attempt to pronounce either one of them and you can't say "switch to the holy paladin" because there are two.
Well, with this add-on, maybe you can say that and your group will know which holy paladin from the skull next to their nameplate. Sure there's the /assist macro but that takes up another binding the player has to come up with and get used to.

How to Use:
To assist a party/raid member, first target them then --> /kill

To clear assist --> /kill none
To "assist" yourself --> /kill player

For testing purposes (i.e. training dummies),
Use /kill focus
then set a focus target (/focus) and show nameplates to test functionality.
Note that unlike the other ones, this will put a skull over the focus rather than the focus's target.

Adjusting Size and Positioning
Open with Notepad:
World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns\KillAssist\KillAssist.lua

You will notice you can change the icon's x and y positioning, as well as the size just above the image path. All is found on the first 20 lines of the file

The Future:
http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/getthatdude.aspx
GetThatDude has the ability to mark raid icons on ENEMY PLAYERS and sends that data to other people who has the add-on as well. (Exactly like Blizzard's raid icon system for PvE, except it works for PvP)

This is different from this add-on because GetThatDude requires other people have the add-on as well. If you're looking to assist off somebody and get a visual representation of when they change target and where that target is WITHOUT ventrilo calls, you only need that person in your party/raid (and attention to the nameplate which conveniently shows their health bar as your melting their face).
v1.4
∙ Fixed fatal error crash that occurs after selecting an assist target, showing nameplates, then logging out or exiting the game. Single change that fixed error: "CURSOR_UPDATE"

v1.3
∙ Fixed bug where rapid target changing causes a missing skull next to nameplate

v1.2
∙ Changed size/placement of skull due to confusion when multiple nameplates are in the same area.
∙ PvE: Now supports nameplates with same name. Mouseover nameplates to discover if it's the same target your tank is on. If it's not, it will clear the skull off that nameplate. If it is, it will clear the skull off all other nameplates. Targetting the same target as your assist will also clear the skull of all other nameplates.

v1.1
∙ Major improvements in CPU usage and memory.
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08-10-11 02:50 PM
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07-24-11 01:32 AM
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Pixol
07-20-11 04:47 AM
1.00
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Unread 01-25-13, 01:45 AM  
Htaedeht
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Re: 5.1 update perhaps?

Originally Posted by Chrome67
Hi, any chance we'll see a fix for this addon? It's no longer working with 5.1 as the nameplate references have changed. If this project is abandoned, I'd be willing to take it over and see if I can get it working again

Just wondering...thanks
Go ahead buddy!
Update it if you can. I realy need this addon.
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5.1 update perhaps?

Hi, any chance we'll see a fix for this addon? It's no longer working with 5.1 as the nameplate references have changed. If this project is abandoned, I'd be willing to take it over and see if I can get it working again

Just wondering...thanks
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Originally Posted by Ministersyn
Kill Assist is causeing a fatal error upon logging out of wow or trying to exit the game. with /kill active or with /kill none .. either way. Me and a buddy love the add on for pvp but the fatal error makeing wow crash upon exit is troubleing to say the least ,,, is there a fix. if you need the error file ill be glad to supply it.
Thank you for the report, sorry if it caused you a headache to find out which add-on caused this crash.

I fixed the error by commenting this line out:
Code:
frame:RegisterEvent("CURSOR_UPDATE")
I am not sure why I originally had it... But its purpose went along with the
Code:
frame:RegisterEvent("UPDATE_MOUSEOVER_UNIT")
which was to register when you mouseover'd a new nameplate and to record the "ID" of that nameplate. It seems to work without that line...

Let me know if there are any problems.
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Kill Assist is causeing a fatal error upon logging out of wow or trying to exit the game. with /kill active or with /kill none .. either way. Me and a buddy love the add on for pvp but the fatal error makeing wow crash upon exit is troubleing to say the least ,,, is there a fix. if you need the error file ill be glad to supply it.
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Originally posted by Morwo
sometimes there is no skull symbol, sadly i got no bugs to report from bugsack.
Sometimes I notice this happens. Half of the time it appears the person is targetting a corpse for me.

The other half of the time, it is actually broken. I am guessing it is because the person tab targetted faster than the update interval I set (0.1sec), and it did not update fast enough perhaps. If you set this interval to update too fast, it may eat up a lot of CPU.

I'll update it in a couple days to have it update on party/raid member's target change events to make it more efficient.

Originally posted by Morwo
furthermore i use tidy plates, and kill assist may not work with it. the newest killthehealer does a great job now with tidy plates.
I use Tidy Plates: Threat Plates and it seems to work just fine. This add-on *should* be independent of any other add-on so that if you install other nameplates, it won't affect it.

Only problem I can see is if your tidy plates texture is covering up the skull or changing the size of the name plates. The skull can be moved to different positions by editing the lua file if it is being hidden under the nameplate

Update:
I have fixed the rapid target changing bug, please update to version 1.3.
Thank you for your bug report
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Hi there,

acording to the newest killthehealer version, would you like to fix your kill assist too? sometimes there is no skull symbol, sadly i got no bugs to report from bugsack.

furthermore i use tidy plates, and kill assist may not work with it. the newest killthehealer does a great job now with tidy plates.
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