Do you get confused about which target you are supposed to be assisting on, especially when you are supposed to be one of the tanks, or a puller to a tank, or a mage sheeping, or a warlock banishing? Or do you have the responsibility for making sure that everyone has their correct targets before calling the attack, and never quite know if they do?
Targetz was written to try and help out with these problems. It adds a couple of lines of text to the bottom of your tooltip when you mouse over a potential target, showing who else in your party or raid is currently targetting that mob. Raid members who are setup as MTs (main tanks) or MAs (main assists) in CT_RaidAssist, oRA2 (if you have either of those installed) or in the default Blizzard raid interface are shown in blue text by default, while other raid and party members are shown in their class colors.
Targetz should work with many popular tooltip addons, such as Mousetip, TipBuddy (although not when the tooltip is in compact mode), TinyTip, AF_Tooltip, MobInfo-2, and others.
To avoid huge tooltips in larger raids where nearly everyone might be targeting a boss mob, Targetz provides the feature (on by default) to only show the MTs in the tooltip when you are in a raid. You can toggle whether Targetz only shows MTs, or shows both MTs and everyone else (or selected classes) using the Targetz options window via the /targetz show slash command.
Some examples of using Targetz
You have the job of setting up all the MTs to each attack a different target. Usually you'd target each mob in turn and tell an MT to assist you, wait for them to tell you they had the right target, and then repeat. But you won't know for sure that they have the actual target you wanted them to have. Targetz can show you that easily, since you'll see their name appear on the mob's tooltip when they get that target! And if the mobs are moving around a lot (like Garr's minions do, for example), where it can make targetting each one in turn very difficult, Targetz allows you to easily select one that you haven't yet assigned!
Need to check that every mob has a MT before you start the pull? Easy! Mouseover each one in the group to be pulled and check!
Need to check that all your MTs have hunters assigned to their targets as well (to pull the mob to them)? Use the new Targetz options window or the /targetz class slash command to add hunters to your tooltip as well (even when they aren't in the MT list) and check just by mousing over each MT targeted mob.
You are one of the MTs for a pull, but somehow lost your target (due to someone trading with you accidentally, or you misclicking your action bar, etc.). Targetz allows you to easily see what mobs are already are targeted, and pick one that isn't yet (which will hopefully be yours ).
Targetz slash commands
Targetz supports the following options (where you can also use /tz in place of /targetz):
/targetz help shows these options. /targetz toggles the Targetz options window. /targetz show shows the Targetz options window. /targetz hide hides the Targetz options window. /targetz on enables Targetz (default unless you change it). /targetz off disables Targetz for this character, and it will remain off until you turn it back on again. /targetz target unlock allows you to unlock the target tooltip so you can left-click and drag it to where you'd like it to be. /targetz target lock locks the target tooltip again so it can't be clicked on accidentally. /targetz target reset resets the target tooltip back to its default position and scaling. /targetz target scale <scalevalue> allows you to change the size of the target tooltip. Default is 1.0 (unless it has been changed by another addon like Mousetip). /targetz target width <maxwidth> allows you to change the maximum width of the target tooltip. /targetz focus <command> works the same as [b]/targetz target <command>[b] as described above, but for the focus tooltip instead./targetz reset resets all the targetz options to their default. /targetz status shows the status of Targetz.
When you are in a party only, and not in a raid, Targetz will show all party members who are targeting a mob in the tooltip, and the MT-only and class filtering settings will have no effect.
The target and focus tooltips that Targetz provides through the /targetz option window use the same settings as your normal mouseover tooltip, so if (for example) you have selected to only see MTs on non-friendly targets, then the target tooltip will also only show MT names when your current target is attackable.
The idea that grew into Targetz came originally from Thunderous (on Doomhammer) - thanks Thunder! Subsequent tweaks and improvements largely are due to the members of the BFE raid team, and The Applesauce Gang. Also, a huge thankyou to Kortanis, who did a great job of keeping Targetz (and others of my addons) working in 2.0 while I was away.
Hope you find it useful!
Changed help text to format it for use with Blizzard options interface.
Replaced chat frame announcement with showing the description and slash commands in the Blizzard addons interface menu.
Changed version string to v3.2.0.
Fix issue that arises when logging in on a newly created character or after reinstalling WoW due to client messages arriving in unexpected order.
Changed version string to v3.0.1.
Added support for the Deathknight class
Fixed a bug where oRA maintanks weren't being identified
Fixed a bug where the default Blizzard maintanks and mainassists weren't being identified
Provide options to set maximum width and scaling of the target and focus tooltips
Removed all the slash command options that are now supported by the UI
Added an option to the UI to put a space between the player lists and the rest of the tooltip
Various changes for version 3.0 compatibility
Changed version string to v3.0.0.
Added an options UI for configuring Tooltip's options more easily!
Added support for a "focus" tooltip in addition to the previously added "target" tooltip
Miscellaneous code cleanups and rearranging (all functions contained in the Targetz global now).
Added support for the new target tooltip
Added a new reset command
Added handling of the Blizzard MT and MA assignments for building the MT list
Some minor code cleanups
Code cleanups and changes to move as many of Targetz's global functions into one global table.
Fixes for issues relating to interaction with other addons (to stop the tooltip "blinking", and to avoid left-over text in the tooltip).
Lots of changes to get Targetz to play nice with both the 2.0 client and with other addons. (Functionally Targetz is the same however).