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Add On Corner: Getting Things Healed

Time for another round of Add On Corner! This time a focus on a fantastic mod that helps with healing assignments.

Getting Things Healed – is at it’s core, a healing assignment mod. It has the ability to have multiple phases, Disconnect Notifications, Whisper Assignments, Broadcast Assignments and more. GTH is available here.

Here is a basic screenshot of the config window, accessible via /gth

Sample Gothik (25 Man) Assignment Screen

As you can see, the mod also scans the talent trees of your raid members and places an icon next to their name based on their spec. For example: Tulock, a Disc Priest, has the Penance icon next to his name, and I have the Circle of Healing icon next to my name. This makes doing assignments quite easy.

Further the interface is completely drag and drop. I can move people to different assignments, name assignments with custom names, and use “All Remaining Healers” as an option as well. For fights with multiple phases, you can add as many phases as you’d like and different assignments each phase. (Such as KT, you can add phases to the mod, or custom assignments to the mod as well – ie. KT’s Frost Blast)

You can also save your assignments to the mod, and the mod will remember them and can be used next reset. This means once you have your ideal healing assignment for a given encounter, you can save the assignments and reload them the following week. GTH will also automatically reassign people in the roles you created in the saved template if the same players are not in raid. Meaning if you had Pally 1 and Priest 1 assigned to healing the Off Tank, and Pally 1 isn’t in the raid, GTH will automatically put another healer in Pally 1′s place.

Sample Save Menu and Template List

Before I found this mod, I had macros for each encounter that I had to manually edit and save. Now, with Getting Things Healed, doing assignments is much faster and easier. Especially because it will share my templates with other healers in the raid who have GTH installed so they can access my templates to do assignments if I am not available for a raid and someone needs to do assignments in my stead.

Sample Broadcast Text

A few tips and tricks on usng GTH -
1. Have all healers install the mod, since it will share your templates.
2. Try to use the %MT1 wildcard to minimize changing the tank names as much as you can.
3. Create a macro that has /gth broadcast bound to a button for easy assignment spamming.
4. Try to set up as many of the fights before you go into a raid to minimize set up time. Once you set up a fight once, its easy mode after that.
5. Set up annouce death/disconnect so you know what assignment a healer has if they die/DC

Written By: on January 5, 2009
  1. That’s so awesome! I totally could have used that back in BC when I was in charge of healing assignments.

  2. Just got pointed to the blog by Derevka.

    Nice add on gonna have a read through the rest of your posts now.

  3. Oh wow. That’s quite the neat addon. No more whisper spam before bosses, woo! :D

  4. Gotta admit, some of the commentary ripping into a very nice guildie I moderated out, makes me sad.

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