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  • Supports: 5.4.7
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  • Updated 03/24/2014
  • Created 09/06/2009
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 4.30.1

About GTFO

Stop standing in fire!

GTFO provides an audible alert when you're standing in something you're not supposed to be standing in. In some cases, you'll be warned before you start taking damage. This mod improves your situational awareness and is recommended for dungeon divers and raiders of all skill levels as even the most seasoned veteran sometimes needs a reminder to GTFO.

It's particularly useful for individuals that play with their spell graphics turned down as well as assisting with PvP when you can't tell who's casting the AOE.

Important Announcement: As with any new expansion or content patch, there may be alerts that are untested as well as encounter changes from Beta/PTR. Bug reports are highly appreciated!


  • 4 distinct audible alerts for different types of damage
    • High Alert - Dungeon/raid encounter AOE that you want to get out of it ASAP
    • Low Alert - PvP and low damage AOE, use your best judgment whether or not to move
    • Fail Alert - AOE you should have moved out of the way of, but it's too late (e.g. KZ void zone, Sindragosa bomb)
    • Friendly Fire Alert - AOE radiating from a teammate's body, one of you needs to move
  • Tuned for dungeons and raids in original vanilla WoW, Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, and Mists of Pandaria
  • Alert you before you start taking damage (when possible, in some cases)
  • Alert you during vehicle fights when your vehicle is in danger (e.g. Malygos, Flame Leviathan)
  • Tank and non-tank specific alerts
  • Visual alerts available when used with Weak Auras or Power Auras Classic (optional)
  • Statistical information of alerts when used with Recount or Skada (optional)
  • GTFO-specific volume slider
  • Small memory footprint and very little CPU usage
  • Option to ignore alerts for trivial content
  • Option to auto-unmute sounds if you play without sound on

Slash Commands

/gtfo - Help menu
/gtfo options - Set configuration options
/gtfo standby - Suspend/Resume addon
/gtfo version - Show version numbers for your party/raid
/gtfo test - Simulate a high damage alert
/gtfo test2 - Simulate a low damage alert
/gtfo test3 - Simulate a fail alert
/gtfo test4 - Simulate a friendly fire alert


Install and you're ready to go.

You can configure the mod by typing "/gtfo options" or by navigating to Options->Interface->AddOns->GTFO.

To use the "Play sounds when muted" option and still hear GTFO sounds, your "Master Volume" slider must be set to a value higher than 0%.

Weak Auras Integration

GTFO can be set up with Weak Auras to provide visual alerts in addition to (or in lieu of) the audible alerts.

  1. Install the Weak Auras addon
  2. Type "/wa" in game to bring up the Weak Auras menu
  3. Click "Texture", "Text", or "Icon"
  4. Click the "Trigger" tab
  5. Change the "Type" to "Event"
  6. Change the "Event" to "GTFO Alert"
  7. Check "Alert Type" and select a GTFO alert type
  8. Set a short number (like .1) in Duration
  9. Use the other configuration options to fine-tune your alert

Power Auras Integration

GTFO can be set up with Power Auras to provide visual alerts in addition to (or in lieu of) the audible alerts.

  1. Install the Power Auras Classic addon
  2. Type "/powa" in game to bring up the Power Auras menu
  3. Click "Page 1" to create a character-only alert or "Global 1" to create an account-wide alert
  4. Click "new" to create a new alert
  5. Change the dropdown value for "Activation By:" to "GTFO Alert"
  6. Select your alert type: High/Low/Fail/Friendly Fire
  7. Use the other configuration options to fine-tune your alert

Recount/Skada Integration

GTFO can be set up with Recount or Skada to provide detailed statistical information of alerts.

A word of caution: the damage amount displayed on GTFO Alerts may not be fully indicative of the total damage done, especially with fail alerts. For example: if you're hit by a tornado, the damage and fail alert from the tornado picking you up could be 5k, but the fall damage when you hit the ground afterwards is 100k. The amount recorded by Recount/Skada will be 5k.

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* Added Pandaria spells for Siege of Orgrimmar (Heroic)
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   M /trunk/GTFO.toc

Prepping for 4.30.1 release
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   M /trunk/GTFO_Fail_MP.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Spells_MP.lua

More Siege of Orgrimmar spell alerts
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   M /trunk/GTFO.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO.toc
   M /trunk/GTFO_Fail_MP.lua

Siege of Orgrimmar Heroic
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Fixed TOC
r66 | zensunim | 2014-03-16 05:25:02 +0000 (Sun, 16 Mar 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/GTFO_Fail_MP.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Spells_MP.lua

Preparing for 4.30 release
r65 | zensunim | 2014-03-15 00:18:39 +0000 (Sat, 15 Mar 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/GTFO_Fail_MP.lua
   M /trunk/GTFO_Spells_MP.lua

Added Sha of Pride heroic test alerts
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   M /trunk/GTFO.toc
   M /trunk/GTFO_Spells_MP.lua

You now count as a tank while soloing (especially for old content) for alert purposes...
r63 | zensunim | 2014-02-19 09:41:15 +0000 (Wed, 19 Feb 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/GTFO.lua

Fixed dyslexic version number


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  • #286

    Unfortunately no.  Blizzard's API prevents addons from receiving this type of information.

  • #282

    Please give me the option to turn off the fatigue warning sound. I nearly had a heart attack, and at my age that's no joke.

  • #284

    In the next version (being released tonight), you can turn off Fatigue by going to Interface->Options->GTFO->Special Alerts and uncheck the "Fatigue" box.

  • #283

    I'm on vacation atm, but as soon as I get back in July, I'll add it in!  I actually had a number of people request that I alert on fatigue because they would alt-tab while flying and return to the game dead.


  • #280

    I am having the same issue  Garylain - 4.12.2, when you click on the "download with Curse", it will download  4.12.1.

    [Removed unknown link - Zensunim]

    Last edited by Zensunim on 4/24/2012 10:09:49 AM
  • #281

    Very odd for it to be two versions behind like that.

    Try going to Help->Check for Client Updates to make sure your Curse Client is up-to-date.

    If this doesn't work, go to Help->Report a Client Bug and report the issue with Curse Client not downloading the correct version.

  • #277

    i don't know if this is a bug, or if it just got missed, but on the  Zon'ozz trash, they sometimes throw out some nasty black stuff that gtfo hasn't caught.

  • #278

    The Ooze Spit isn't something you can avoid by running out of it.  The ability is designed to be a raid-wiper if a tank is not attacking the Claw of Go'rath.

  • #275

    It says the current version is 4.12.2, but when you click on the "download with Curse", it downloads  4.12.1.  Is this a versioning problem?  Every time I log in, I get a blurb about my GTFO being an old version.

    If I download the file direct, then I get 4.12.2.

  • #276

    The latest version of Curse updater is a little odd.  I had to wait about a minute before the progress bar at the bottom stopped loading and then it properly showed a new version of GTFO available (4.12.2).  I would actually use the Curse bug tool (load up the updater, click "Help" and "Report a Client Bug" and report the issue so Curse can take a look at their updater (or at least make it more apparent that the client's not done updating).

  • #273

    Is there a way to be notified of the impeding charges in Heroic Warmaster Blackhorn?


  • #274

    Are you referring to the Blade Rush ability that the adds do in Phase 1 or the Shockwave ability Blackhorn himself does in Phase 2?

  • #279

    He must mean those Blade Rushes.  They can be hard to see depending on graphics settings and your role (e.g. healer watching health bars intently).  An alert for standing on the path of the charge would be awesome, if possible.

  • #271

    Getting errors with new version:

    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\GTFO\GTFO.lua line 1320:
       attempt to index a nil value
       [C]: ?
       GTFO\GTFO.lua:1320: GTFO_RenderOptions()
       GTFO\GTFO.lua:637: GTFO_OnEvent()
       [string "*:OnEvent"]:1:
          [string "*:OnEvent"]:1

  • #272

    This latest version fixes this issue.

    Last edited by Zensunim on 3/2/2012 11:56:03 AM
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