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  • Updated 01/31/2015
  • Created 09/05/2011
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  • Newest File: 4.3.9
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About IdiotCheck

Have you ever charged into a boss fight, only to discover you're an idiot and forgot something crucial?
This mod checks your character and gear before boss pulls to make sure nothing is wrong, and yells at you in various humorous ways if you're being an idiot. It goes into considerable depth and checks many things not checked by traditional raid buffing addons.

You might be an idiot if you've ever gone into a boss fight...

  • With a broken weapon
  • Wearing a fishing pole, chef's hat, or teleport item
  • Wearing your pvp gear
  • With a dead pet
  • Without an enchant or gem on that new item
  • Missing talent points or glyphs
  • Wearing items for the wrong spec
  • With glyphs for the wrong spec
  • With a flask for the wrong spec
  • Without your class self-buffs
  • Much, much more...

All checks can be individually enabled/disabled and configured. By default it checks your gear when you first target a boss or receive a ready check. The addon itself is very lightweight and fast, and never runs during combat.

IdiotCheck is meant to complement, but not replace, traditional raid buffing tools like BigBrother and RaidBuffStatus. It focuses on making sure you are doing your job, and not what other players are doing or not doing (if they are being idiots make them download the addon as well).

Starting in version 3.0, IdiotCheck can also scan inspection targets and group members for a limited set of failures. Note that checking via inspection/scanning is less thorough than self-checks, due to limitations in the Blizzard inspection API. This feature is provided as a convenience, but for the most accurate results all players to be checked should install the addon.

Installation and Usage:

  • Install as usual
  • Left-click the icon to run a self-check manually
  • Middle-click the icon to scan your current group members within inspection range
  • Right-click the icon on the minimap or LDB for settings (defaults are good for most purposes)
  • Command-line options are also available via: /ic

<Fables> on US-Antonidas, for ideas, testing, and demonstrating all the ways to be an idiot
Silver Letomi for media assistance

Sound Credits:
All sounds files are copyright their respective authors and used by permission.
Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey
Silver Letomi

Warning about content:
This addon is essentially a drill instructor for your raid play. It works by yelling at you when you screw up, so that other players don't have to. This addon includes occasional use of strong language, which is not intended for children or other people who are easily offended. Do not submit complaints, we're not going to change it for you. If you are easily offended do not download this addon. Better yet, quit wow and go play Hello Kitty Island Adventure.

Featured in an awesome parody by SilverLetomi!!
Translators Needed! Apply localization here
Bug reports and feature requests

r259 | oscarucb | 2014-01-25 09:16:32 +0000 (Sat, 25 Jan 2014) | 1 line
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Tagging as 4.3.9
r258 | oscarucb | 2014-01-25 09:15:13 +0000 (Sat, 25 Jan 2014) | 2 lines
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   M /trunk/core.lua

fix ilvl calculation to accomodate garrosh heirlooms

r256 | oscarucb | 2013-12-24 04:50:23 +0000 (Tue, 24 Dec 2013) | 2 lines
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   M /trunk/core.lua

fix false negative hit overages caused by Wisdom of Yu'lon buff from Time-Lost Shrine


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  • #67

    Assigning a middle-mouse button keybinding via the blizzard key binding interface only affects its behavior when you click on the game world. Clicking on any other frame (addon or otherwise) still sends a middle mouse click. I myself usually bind the middle mouse to an action button, and just to verify I also tested with it bound to a movement function and got the same.

    If you're seeing a "small magnifiying glass" when you click anywhere in wow, then that's probably your windows mouse driver (or possibly the accessibility support) substituting something else when you click that mouse button. I suspect your wow is not actually seeing a "middle mouse" click but some other mouse event. Check your windows mouse driver settings and ensure that mouse button is actually sending middle click.

  • #66

    Thanks for the response.

    I'm not using Titan Panel or any of the LDB display addons. My main UI addon is Bartender 4.

    My gaming mouse's wheel button is assigned to the character S so I can back up quickly when necessary in combat. (The wheel button's tilt functions are assigned to Q and E for strafing left and right.) Since rapid, precise movements are so important in may of the current raid boss fights, this is something I'm not willing to sacrifice.

    Would it be possible to add an option to IdiotCheck to allow reassigning the group scan/check function from the middle mouse button to some other combination, such as Shift-Left-Click? This would make the addon much more useful for those of us who don't use LDB addons, and/or who have higher priority uses for the middle mouse button.

    Incidentally, my non-gaming mouse's wheel button isn't assigned to anything; it has the default behavior of making a small magnifiying glass when it is clicked, which allows zooming the current page (which I never actually do).

    The non-gaming mouse gives me the same little magnifying glass when I use it in-game on the IC button next to the mini-map. I never use the non-gaming mouse in combat, so I am not sure this behavior is relevant, but I thought I'd mention it since it appears the IC addon isn't capturing this middle click correctly either.

  • #62

    Tried to paruse thru past Post did not see this and hope I did not miss it, if it has already been addressed. Idiot check is harrassing me on My Warrior about Not having a gem in a second Sha touched weapon in my off hand. Unless they changed it and I am not aware ,Sha touched gems are Unique, so a second sha gem can not be placed in the off hand sha touched weapon. I also have not completed the next phase that adds a Prismatic socket to the sha weapons.



  • #63

    You are correct that you can only equip a single sha-touched gem at a time, which means if you're equpping two sha-touched weapons one must unsocketed. Consequently, almost any weapon of equal ivll would be a better choice than the unsocketed weapon, but I guess if it's all you have that might not be a uniformly Idiot choice.

    Best solution for now is to disable the checkmark for "sha-touched gems" under the "Gear" configuration settings.

    Last edited by oscarucb on 1/16/2013 4:39:43 PM
  • #60

    With paladin tier there's a problem. It shows Badstats for using hit gear and that gear dont have hit. Testing more.... btw, nice and usefull addon. We have many times someone with cooking hat or fishing pole, when doing rdycheck :)

  • #61

    I suspect this is a locale-related bug. Please post a ticket with complete information (including which locale you are using) here:

  • #59

    I love this addon first of all.  But, there is one problem i encounter.  

    As I'm using the addon "InspectEquip", when i inspect a target, the information windows shown on the right of main frame overlap with IdiotCheck's.   In order to clearly see the data, i have to cancel either InspectEquip's or IdiotCheck's window.  if the goal is to see both addons stats at the same time, is there anyway to fix this problem?     thanks.    

    Last edited by dayv_dj on 10/17/2012 4:53:50 AM
  • #58

    i've made traditional chinese translation on

    please check.  thanks.

  • #56

    Could you make this addon so its searchable on wowstead when you're trying to add it as a suggested or required addon for your guild to use?

  • #57

    I don't think there's anything I can do on my end to make this happen - this addon is already hosted on Curse and Curse runs Wowstead, I think they may just need to refresh the connection - see this post.

    I don't have admin on any wowstead sites to verify if/when this is working, but I would recommend posting a report on their site forum explaining the problem you're having.

  • #53

    Hi! I like this addon, but i have 2 issues:

    1. on my Arms warrior spec is properly detected, but it doesn't show any warning for being in Defensive stance (instead of Battle Stance).

    2. on my Disc priest spec is properly detected, but it doesn't show any warning for missing Inner Fire/Will.


  • #54

    The addon already checks for both Inner Fire/Will and Tank Stance, but these are considered "buffs", and by default Buff checks are only performed inside an instance, so you won't see them standing around in town. You can change this in the Buff settings.


  • #50

    Just a note to all - the new 4.0 version should be *mostly* working on 5.0 live servers. It definitely has a few small bugs remaining to be fixed that I'll be working on in the coming week or so (I'm responsible for a large number of addons so my time is limited). Please post any issues you find here:

  • #48

    Hi there,


    Message: ...\IdiotCheck\libs\LibDualSpec-1.0\LibDualSpec-1.0-8.lua:321: attempt to call global "GetActiveTalentGroup" (a nil value)
    Time: 08/30/12 23:53:55
    Count: 1

    The char does have dual talent spec and I configured the second one today.

  • #51

    I ripped out LibDualSpec, so you shouldn't get this message anymore (unless you install it yourself)

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