Brian Koponen

Programming and Tech Tips

YaHT Reference Guide - Vanilla World of Warcraft Addon

YaHT (Yet another Hunter Timer) is a crucial addon for any Hunter in Vanilla World of Warcraft. It is the best way to maximize your DPS by timing your AutoShot correctly. It displays a bar that fills based on the timing of your weapon. You use this to time the usage of your skills so that you maintain as high a DPS as possible.

For many more useful addons, check out my Vanilla World of Warcraft Addon Guide.


Downloads

You can download YaHT from the official Github. Click on "Clone or download," then "Download ZIP."


Installing

Extract the downloaded file and rename the YaHT-master folder to YaHT. Drag the YaHT folder into the Interface/AddOns folder in your World of Warcraft game folder.


How to Use

Once installed, YaHT will automatically display the timing bar when you are in combat using your gun or bow. If for some reason the bar isn't visible, it is probably hidden behind the action bar. If this happens, go into the options and increase the width and height until you can see where it is hiding. Then you can drag it back to the center of the screen.

YaHT Firing

AutoShot has a 0.5 second cast time. During this time, the bar fills with red. If you move during this period, you reset that 0.5 second cast and are losing DPS.

YaHT After Shot

After AutoShot has fired, the bar turns white and shrinks based on your weapon speed. If you have a fast weapon, the white bar will shrink very quickly, whereas with a slow weapon, the bar will shrink slowly. During this time you are free to move and cast Stings, Arcane Shot, Multi-Shot or anything else that can be cast while moving. This is also when you cast Aimed Shot. If you have a slow weapon speed and cast Aimed Shot immediately when AutoShot fires, your next AutoShot will be ready just before Aimed Shot fires and you will maximize your DPS.

YaHT After Shot

When the white bar empties, you are ready to fire again. If you keep moving during this time, the empty bar turns transparent. If you do this you are losing DPS. When kiting, you want to stop and shoot just as the white bar disappears to maximize your distance and DPS.

Maximize Your DPS
Color Action
Red Don't Move
White Cast Stings, Multi-Shot, Aimed Shot, etc.
Transparent Don't Move


YaHT also allows Multi-Shot and Aimed Shot to act as spells that use the cast bar. This further helps with timing your shots. Also, it can send chat messages to your raid when you use Tranq Shot and when Tranq Shot fails.


Options

YaHT Menu

Option Description
Lock Locks the position in place
Aimed Shot in castbar Aimed Shot acts like spell casting, appears as a cast bar
Multi-Shot in castbar Multi-Shot acts like spell casting, appears as a cast bar
Timer options Customize the appearance of the timer bar
Tranq options Customize the Tranq Shot announce feature
Reset Settings Reset to default
Attach to minimap Moves the options menu to the minimap if you are using FuBar or the like
Hide plugin Hides the options menu button
Enabled Turns YaHT on or off


Timer Options

YaHT Menu Timer

Option Description
Height Height of the timer bar
Width Width of the timer bar
Timer Color Color between shots
Draw Color Color when AutoShot is firing
Border Thickness Thickness of the border
Border Color Color of the border
Alpha Transparency of the timer bar
Movement Alpha Transparency when you are moving when a shot could be fired
Bar Texture Name of the texture to use for the bar


Tranq Options

YaHT Menu Tranq

Option Description
Tranq announce Enables sending a chat message when you use Tranq Shot
Tranq fail announce Enables sending a chat message when Tranq Shot fails
Channel The chat channel to send the message on
Tranq Message The message to send when you use Tranq Shot
Tranq fail Message The message to send when Tranq Shot fails


Slash Commands

/yaht or /yetanotherhuntertimer

Command Description
/yaht about Display addon info
/yaht aimed Display Aimed Shot in the casting bar
/yaht multi Display Multi Shot in the casting bar
/yaht lock Lock the position of the timer and cast bar
/yaht reset Reset to default settings
/yaht timer Timer options
/yaht tranqoptions Tranq Shot options
/yaht icon Show the plugins icon on the panel
/yaht text Show the plugins text on the panel
/yaht minimapAttach Attach the plugin to the minimap instead of the panel
/yaht hide Hide the plugin from the panel or minimap
/yaht standby Suspend / Resume the addon

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