I'm usually taking care of the healing side in my guild's raids. That means giving out assignments and/or positioning to the healers.
When I first started I simply made a macro that announced the assignments in the healer's channel. This worked fine for smaller raids and simple encounters, but as we are progressing into harder and more complex content a macro just doesn't cut it anymore. The most annoying thing is the 255 character limit, and the limit to the macros one can save.
I have searched for an addon that can do the same but have not found anything suitable. They never go past "healer x heals person y and person z" which simply is not enough anymore.
In todays raiding I find it's common for each healer to have different assignments depending on which phase the boss is in for example, or assignments to heal from a certain position rather than certain players or even a mix of both.
But enough of that, I'm simply looking for an addon that has these features:
- Save/Load previously created assignments.
- Complete freedom in the assignments, ie a textbox where I can type in whatever I want and whatever is needed.
- Broadcast the text into a channel of choice.
Well it has no healing functions embedded in it, but I personally use tiny pad. It has the ability to have multiple pages in the notebook so I can store assignments per page for different bosses. With only 7 healers in the raid it's been perfectly adequate for our needs.
This is basically what I do. I use TinyPad (though I have keep debating a switch to Omnibus now that TinyPad looks dead). I type out my healing orders, then copy and paste to the healers channel.
As long as TinyPad works I'd see little reason to switch just because it's "dead". Personally I don't see it breaking any time soon, and it does exactly what you'd expect. No reason to change mods or update if it's got all the features you want.