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  • Updated 07/19/2014
  • Created 10/30/2010
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: MIT License
  • Newest File: v0.5.12

About BadPet

BadPet detects hunter and warlock pets who are taunting (growl, taunt, thunderstomp or suffering) in instances and raids, and also helps hunters and warlocks prevent their pets from taunting in the first place.

It can be configured to report each pet once per combat period or each time the pet taunts. Reports can be kept private, sent as a whisper to the pet's owner, or reported to party or raid chat.

This addon is designed for tanks who are frustrated by hunter's pets stealing aggro, and for hunters and warlocks to make sure that they don't leave Growl, Taunt, Thunderstomp or Suffering turned on when they enter an instance.

Slash commands for v0.5:

  • /bp or /badpet

Hunter/Warlock module requires an addon which displays libDataBroker information, e.g. Bazooka.

Useful commands: /click BadPetFixer - set your pet's autocast abilities to the correct behaviour for the zone you're in (you can configure this)

tag v0.5.12
Stephen Nelson <>
2014-07-19 14:20:11 +1200

Version 0.5.12: removes thunderstomp tracking, fixes enable/disable
Version: GnuPG v1
Comment: GPGTools -



Stephen Nelson:
    - Fixed enable bug, removed default tracking of thunderstomp
    * Fixed #5: addons are incorrectly moditying their settings on enable/disable
    * Removed thunderstomp tracking from addon spells list -- users who have not
      modified settings locally will no longer announce thunderstomp. This is one
      of the most common complaints on forums. While allowing pets to use
      thunderstomp is seldom a good idea, it's not on the same level as pets
      taunting, so I've removed default tracking to avoid the bad publicity. Users
      can, as always, add thunderstomp to the list of tracked spells using the
      config interface.


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  • #88

    i tend to download alpha and beta versions of addons and revert back to release if something goes terrible wrong


    alpha 1.0.0b1 sending me a private/test msg instead of the correct report destination in this case party

    not sure if thats the current default behaviour and other ppl actualy see the msg in instance/raid channel... wile i get a private msg and instance/raid supressed (my guess) if thats a bug



  • #86

    Is there any way to block the text from this addon? For instance, if I download and install it, can I use it to prevent other people who have the addon from spamming me? I'm getting rather tired of being "called out" for using my pet to taunt trash and adds off of healers. As it is, I just wind up reporting anyone who uses your addong for spamming to get them off my screen.

    (I loathe the concept of using addons to spam other players anyways, since all it really says is "Hi, I don't think you're worth talking to, but I still feel entitled to judge you", but I realize trying to stop that from happening at all is futile.)

  • #87

    Hi. If you have the addon yourself then you won't get messages from other players, but you'll still get a message from the addon in your chat window.

    I agree with you that it's frustrating that the addon will report 'false positives', times where you're using your pet's taunt in ways that are beneficial to the group. However, the reason this addon exists is because there are far more 'bad' players out there who don't know what taunt is or will simply lie when someone asks them to stop their pet from taunting. The addon removes any ambiguity about whether the pet taunted or not.

    I'm considering writing a new version of the addon that will bring up a bubble notification in your UI when someone's pet taunts, so that you can choose to send a message or not. That way the player with the addon will have to take an action to send a message, which should reduce false positives. Do you think this would help?

  • #83

    i get spammed by this addon when i get Xuen out as a brewmaster monk wich is a tank highly anoying.

  • #77

    Hello, I was wondering if there was a way to edit what it says when it reports. I would love to have "Please turn off__" in spanish. I get ALOT of spanish Hunters that cant speak the Queens English.

  • #80

    I'd be happy to add spanish language support, would you be willing to translate?

  • #82

    I am sorry, but I do not know spanish. Google Translate is fairly decent at it, though.

  • #72


    I have just been exposed to this most amazing addon and I have to take the time to say THANK YOU!

    Earlier this week my hunter turned 5 (calendar) years old and just today I was in an LFR where one of the tanks had this addon and I saw several messages about this hunter or that hunter’s pet growled or this lock or that lock’s demon "taunted" (can’t remember what its called when the demon does it) but not once did I see my name come up. Thank you for writing this addon if for no other reason then to clarify who (yes I’ll use the offensive words :) ) huntards and ‘locktards are so other players stop getting them confused with us “professional” players out there.

    I’m downloading it right now and will be installing it on all my toons.

    Thank You Very Very Much

  • #73

    Thanks :-)

  • #70

    I just started a hunter & ALWAYS turn off growl in an instance. This thing screams at me "pet is doing thunderstomp" or something like that. Who cares if my pet pet is doing AOE? Everyone else is doing AOE & I don't tell them to quit doing it. This addon is just rude & as a new hunter it really just ticks me off. I HATE IT!!!!

  • #84
    Quote from moparchris »

    I just started a hunter & ALWAYS turn off growl in an instance. This thing screams at me "pet is doing thunderstomp" or something like that. Who cares if my pet pet is doing AOE? Everyone else is doing AOE & I don't tell them to quit doing it. This addon is just rude & as a new hunter it really just ticks me off. I HATE IT!!!!

    Between my wife and I we have 8 hunters. We use this for ourselves more so than anyone else. It is easy enough to go to your pet spellbook to turn off thunderstomp in a dungeon or raid. No tank wants to have threat built up by any pet. Personally we have growl and thunderstomp on our pet bar, it makes it easy to turn off and on.



    Last edited by jbowles824 on 8/6/2014 4:37:07 PM
  • #71

    Thunderstomp is an ability that is specifically given to hunter pets to let them build AOE threat. The tooltip even says "This ability causes a moderate amount of additional threat". As a high-level hunter you should not use thunderstomp in groups because it consumes pet gcds that could be used for higher-damage abilities. As a low-level hunter it's especially important that you don't used thunderstomp in groups because low level tanks don't have good AoE threat tools.

    While it might be annoying for you to be called out for using a strategy that is suboptimal, but not necesarily "wrong", the reason tanks are searching for, finding, and using this addon is because pets are often steal threat in low level instances when the tank is trying to focus on mechanics. This is very frustrating when a tank has a limited set of abilities and lots of other things to worry about. Respect their needs as well as your own and turn off thunderstomp or use a dps pet.

    Last edited by sfnelson on 1/27/2014 10:06:29 PM
  • #76

    Wondering if there could be an option to turn this off

    There is already, use the GUI to change the spells that are tracked and reported:

    Interface > Addons > BadPet > General > Spells to ignore

    Last edited by sfnelson on 7/18/2014 9:31:54 PM
  • #74

    Wondering if there could be an option to turn this off. There are situations where thunderstomp is useful( Examples: Challenge Modes and on Slimes from Shamans).

  • #69

    So is this addon broken lately? I've been getting whispers as a Frost Mage and Warlock, both pet classes but! for other classes in my party or raid their pets their taunts. I had a freaking whisper as a Moonkin yesterday, from a hunter about his own freaking pet! Could it be because I have the addon myself? Is there an option to disable this? Gonna try disabling the addon and see if I still get it.

    Last edited by elrandir on 12/7/2013 3:52:26 PM
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