I'd like a lightweight, simple mod, that would do a /ty emote at whoever heals you.
You would have a setting to say what % of your health is worthy of saying thanks for. Default of 50%. You could also set a static value, by not including the % sign. So /tyh 50% works, or /tyh 300 works. This is to filter out the HoTs.
As a companion to this mod, I'd like it to automatically accept resurrect offers and to send a /ty to the person who rez'd you as well.
This is sort of like the opposite of the 'healme' idea. Instead of begging for a heal and annoying your healers so you never get one, this would be like, not asking for one, and sending appreciation for getting one. Positive reinforcement of healing instead of negative reinforcement for not healing. Or something. -.- Anyway, thinking about it, this mod would have better karma than the healme one. I had been intending to run both, but the healme one met with great disapproval.
This one is a much better idea, and one that might actually work :).
Generally speaking what will get you heals is looking out for the healer, looking out for the team.
Going after the enemy that is griefing your team's healer, as opposed to going after the enemy wielding the shiniest meanest looking weapon,
so you can brag for the kill.
You playstyle will still determine the amount of heals you'll get, but throwing out some appreciation in the form of a /thankyou /bow /kiss (random pick with random small delay? 2-5sec)
might improve your chances :P
Hrm, if I knew this addon was out there I'd start to ignore "thank you" emotes too, unless they obviously stopped to say thanks (i.e. I see them targetting me) or, like Astaldo said, they actually watch my back. I guess the addon would work on healers who don't know about the addon, but it just seems a little phoney or deceitful.
Sorry, deceitful's a pretty strong word. I just mean the same person who would normally spam /heal could be mistaken for someone who actually appreciates the healing, making /heal something I'd ignore, and instead make me keep more of an eye out for people who watch my back and generally do a good job. Plus an addon-automated /thank mid-combat would mean a lot less to me than a thanks through /say or /bg after the fight.
This is just like a "auto-reply to 'ding' in guild chat" addon. All it says is "I care enough to say something, but don't care enough to say it myself."
If you truly are grateful for that big heal that saved you in-combat, thank the healer after when they're down for mana. They probably wouldn't even notice it in-combat, and you'd be bordering on spamming anyway.
I was never fond of those addons that automatically sent a "hello" message to guildies whenever they came online... If you care enough about me to say hello to me, then you do it. This is the same deal.
On the other hand, I care enough to install and use the addon, when I don't have to... *shrug* And, also, to come up with the idea in the first place.
I see what you're saying. If such a 'thankful' mod existed, I would still install it and run it, because I *am* grateful. I do manually do /ty *first few chars of name* whenever SCT tells me who healed me, especially in battlegrounds. If I don't promptly die anyway a few seconds later. =P
At least one feature of the mod, auto-accepting rez, I used to have an addon that did this, but broke with LUA 2.0. Are there any ones working now?
Speaking as a priest, and I believe I have most of the healer community behind me when saying this ... Do not make addons that automatically beg for heals or thank for them or in any other way commend or disprove a healers efforts while in action. This is not helpful it is rather the opposite as it might impair the healers concentration / focus on the task at hand.
We much rather want to get commendations when we really pull through rather then when we throw a simple heal at someone that really wasn't much effort. But after a hard fight, the healers generally know that they did a great job and that is when the commendations should come, and it should be personal.
I once was in a raidgroup with a warrior who always had to whisp me "Thank you." whenever I had to resurrect him, it was sweet at first but after a while it just became corny. Same goes with thank yous. I have had many a "thank you" through my two years as a priest, but only a few are remembered, those are the ones that come when you really think you deserve them, and those are the ones that are personal.
I was in a shadowlabs the other day with a 69 DPS warrior, and a 70 retribution pally. (Yeah. really bad pug, but it was 8am on sunday, and the warrior had some okay tanking gear.)
We talked in /p before hand about on single 'big' targets, the warrior needing a few extra seconds to generate aggro, and since the warrior was using KTM, and the pally and I was too, to watch their aggro.
Well on these single 'big' targets, the Pally continuously didn't wait for the warrior to get aggro, and would also continue to whack away even after getting big crits or using abilities (and approaching the warrior on KTM), often the pally would steal aggro away, and get hurt.
I would let him get hurt until 75%, and then keep him there. He was smart enough to not attack (continue to steal aggro away), when he was near death, but didn't seem to care when he was 100% healthy.
After a second mob this way, I sent him a tell asking him to please watch his aggro, that the fights would go much much easier if he would be aware of his aggro.. (I also mentioned that if the Kara Cleared Rogue that was also in our group could do it, he sure could too)..
Well, after those few mobs where he was near death, he got the message, and when he got near the warrior in aggro, he toned it down a little, and we cleared the instance smoothly.
So... If you're getting good heals, take the 2 seconds to /w them.... If you're not getting good heals, but everyone else in the group is, it MAY be a healer that just doesn't like you, but you also might be out there doing something no right. If no one is getting good heals, it could be just a bad healer :)..
In all of these situations, a mod that /whispers Thankyou, or Healme is not a good thing.