I often use the husband's account to run my own low-level alts through dungeons of all sorts. It's quite a sight, really--sitting cross-legged with a laptop on each knee--but is somewhat inefficient and leaves me little time to loot. I started wondering how many nice area-drop BoEs I could have sold, or how many sexy BoP drops I've missed. Gah!
So I want to see this addon become a reality, and if no one's interested, I'd appreciate if someone would point me to the necessary functions in the WoW API (I can't find them :s).
It would need to do four major things, really.
1- Which of these corpses can I loot?
2- Which of these corpses are assigned to me?
3- MARK the corpses that are lootable but not assigned with a hunter's-mark style graphic if possible. This would indicate corpses that have loot above the threshhold.
4- COMMUNICATE with other people who have the addon, ala QH. That is, if I'm running this addon on my runnee and it sees a corpse assigned to herself, it wouldn't look interesting to her... but if my runner also had the addon and noticed that he could loot the corpse too, it would communicate that and both clients would mark it. Two people running this could find and mark any loot above the threshhold.
1. Blizzard disallowed addons to interact with the corpses in the 3D world.
2. You must manually use your mouse to mouseover the corpse and manually right-click the corpse - this causes the loot window to open (this takes time, because your computer first tells the server you want to loot that corpse, then the server responds with what is on it) - no other way can open the loot window.
3. Addons cannot modify anything in the 3D-world - that is, the part of the world that is rendered in 3D. This means no arrows on corpses.
In summary, your whole addon idea is impossible to implement, due to Blizzard restrictions (most of which are to prevent botting).
Well, that's sheer idiocy. Not like I want it to loot FOR me, just check and see if I can loot anything that's not explicitly assigned to me. Guess that explains why I couldn't find anything in the API that might help, though... thanks anyway. :\
Dridzt, the issue is not that I can't loot the good stuff on my runnee... I run the dungeons for exp, not loot. :) Rather, to be efficient in my exp I don't loot anything at all since I'd have to take my attention away from killing things for just that long, yet if there was a way to see "Hey! There's something here that's not just garbage cloth and copper!" I would go back and loot that one corpse. That's why I wanted to see this. :) But if it can't be, oh well.
You mentioned the mouseover tooltip, I wonder if there's an API function to tell what kind of cursor you have? That is, if the tooltip says the corpse is assigned to someone else but the mouse cursor is in loot-icon form, stick a message in chat that says, "Scarlet Champion has green or better loot!" (or something)