So I got this idea for an addon but i'm not sure if it is possible.
I'd like an addon that shows all the NPC's and players you are in combat with or one of the raid/party members is in combat with.
It should look like healbot more or less. And it should enable the tank to use taunt attacks by clicking on the names of this UI.
Also it should show the aggro percentage, health, buffs (optional) maybe good for "Purge"-attacks and debuffs. When specified debuffs end it should colorcode the nameplates so the tank is alerted to use the debuff or taunt if necessary.
Also a spellcast bar should be added with the text of the spell so if it should be necessary to interrupt the tank can act on it without have to target the specific target first.
What are your thoughts? Is it possible? From which version of WOW would it be possible, since blizzard keeps adding functions every new expension.
so basically you want a tank version of HB is that what you mean? essentially a clickable gui to help you gain aggro/ mitigate dmg/debuffs for the rest of the raid? i think that could be cool if done right. im new to developing and currently looking for something i can use for a framework/template so i can get a feel for the structure of how these things are written, but ill see if i cant implement something like that and ill make sure to inform you first lol. yes i know i could get on youtube and look up some lua tutorials but i was hoping there would be like a template i could kinda look at for an example. maybe i just need to look at one of the add-ons i already have installed and just go from there
I think there's already a couple of addons that do all you've mentioned.
VuhDo pops to mind. You can configure it to have offensive plates (enemies) and colour coded plates based on status, debuff etc etc. obviously it also lets you click to cast things (offensive too, not just healing, so just bind taunt to left click or whatever you need).