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  • World of Warcraft
  • 2,280 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 64,197 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/06/2015
  • Created 09/05/2011
  • 71 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 6.1.1
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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
  • 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 can also automatically scan inspection targets and group members for most failures. Note that checking via inspection/scanning is slightly 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 raiders should install the addon (which also helps ensure costly failures are discovered outside of raid time!).

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 http://www.rleeermey.com/
Troxed http://troxed.com/
Faelagund http://www.soundboard.com
Silver Letomi http://www.purevolume.com/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

r279 | oscarucb | 2015-03-06 09:01:11 +0000 (Fri, 06 Mar 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/6.1.1 (from /trunk:278)

Tagging as 6.1.1
r278 | oscarucb | 2015-03-06 09:00:13 +0000 (Fri, 06 Mar 2015) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/IdiotCheck.toc
   M /trunk/core.lua

remove some old spell power strings that were causing false positive badstats for T17 unholy DK
toc tweak

r276 | oscarucb | 2015-02-26 11:16:30 +0000 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015) | 4 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/IdiotCheck.toc
   M /trunk/core.lua

fix a 6.1 lua error
fix badflask check for agility tanks
toc bump

r275 | oscarucb | 2015-02-04 23:08:31 +0000 (Wed, 04 Feb 2015) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/core.lua

enable player only code for talentpt check, which is more reliable while on a taxi

r273 | oscarucb | 2015-02-03 09:32:43 +0000 (Tue, 03 Feb 2015) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/core.lua

remove inner fire check
add special case for glyph of aspect of the cheetah


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  • #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)

  • #52

    Many thanks. Will raise new ticket for hunter on wowace.

  • #46

    First of all: thanks for a great addon.

    A request: Would it be possible to output some kind of idiot/non-idiot output to the text part of the LDB feed? It would be great to be able to glance at the infobar and have textual confirmation of readyness for myself.


  • #49

    Good idea - I'll look into adding new features after all the patch bugs settle down.

  • #45

    So, I take it political correctness trolls made you change your name? It took me 5 minutes to refind this addon! You should make curse redirect the old address here. (:


    Thanks! (:



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    Last edited by alex_power3 on 8/28/2012 8:14:47 PM
  • #43
    Error: attempt to compare nil with number

    Hi, I'm getting this on login at the moment on most of my chars (it may not be enabled on all of them if they only have raid-limited set loaded).

    Date: 2012-07-08 07:39:36
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...\IdiotCheck\libs\LibDualSpec-1.0\LibDualSpec-1.0.lua line 50:
       attempt to compare nil with number
       [C]: ?
       ...\IdiotCheck\libs\LibDualSpec-1.0\LibDualSpec-1.0.lua:50: in main chunk
      IdiotCheck, v3.3.0

      BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v4.3.4.40300 <eu>

  • #44

    Thanks for the report - fixed in 3.3.1

  • #41

    Why in the world did you change the name I really preferred the name RetardCheck. So many RETARDS in LFR it made me laugh eveytime. Sorry bout the name it was fun!

  • #42

    You can thank the political-correctness Nazis who don't even use the software and have nothing better to do than troll.

  • #55

    I too, was slightly disappointed (that you had to buckle under to the 'real' idiots) when I saw the name change. Love the addon, though. Saves me from being taunted by HUMANS.

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