ObsTracker is a Loot Tracking tool for raiding guilds, also usable by anyone who wishes to create a history of in-game trades. Records the name of player and name of item associated with an in-game trade. When recording is complete, user may copy the information to clipboard in order to save to a permanent location. For example, saving to a text file, or inserting into a database through a web form.
The motivation for this mod mostly comes from using tracking mods in the past, and found that they were not able to do their job in realistic environments. I have not used any tracking mods over the last few months, so things may have changed.
A past problem was that anytime somebody was out of range of the master looter (who is tied to the corpse of the mob containing the loot) and received an item, the record would not be recorded. This problem arises when the raid group moves ahead to start clearing thrash immediately after downing a boss, or the raid group goes through some sort of "phase" change to continue through the dungeon.
Also, since Blizzard allows items dropped in dungeons to be BoE for up to 2 hours to any players in the raid, a new option for handling loot is allowed to guilds. For us, it works best for the Master Looter to scoop up all the loot, and then the raid and master looter continue through the dungeon until a decision is made by the loot council. This avoids the raid AND the ML from having to stay hunched around a dead corpse, waiting for the loot council "process" to complete. Instead allowing continuous dungeon progress for the entire raid, and the ML can trade the item at any time that is appropriate within 2 hours.
This mod is brand new, and still at it's very early stages, with improvements and additions planned for the future. This is also the first mod I am developing, so any feedback, suggestions, or even complaints are greatly appreciated.