Hunter’s Helper Discontinued

WoW Patch 3.0 introduces a new system for Hunter pets — no longer does one need to search beasts all over the world to find new and upgraded abilities for one’s primary pets. Hunter’s Helper was designed primarily to fill that shortcoming… and with the old pet system laid to (a long overdue rest), HH is a solution without a problem.

So, Hunter’s Helper now joins Guildentipper and TrackMenu in the ranks of Fizzwidget Industries products made happily obsolete by improvements to World of Warcraft itself. Thanks to everyone who used it and provided feedback over the past three years!

15 Responses to “Hunter’s Helper Discontinued”

  1. silverdreams Says:

    Thank you for maintaining HH over the past three years! It certainly helped me out and increased my enjoyment of WoW.

  2. Jayhawk Says:

    I’d like to add my thanks too. Your addon made life for my various hunters a lot easier. Thanks!

  3. Suzi Says:

    Thank you for all the work you’ve done, it’s much appreciated.

    I will still use some of your other addons such as Feed-O-Matic and FactionFriend, but I will miss Hunter’s Helper. Even though the patch is coming out I don’t think it needs to be completely retired, but I understand why it’s going to be.

    The hunter community salutes you, my little green friend!

  4. Tajhan Says:

    Thank you for Hunter’s Helper. It made huntering much easier and more fun, and I kept it enabled on all my characters, even the non-hunters, because for me it was such an integral part of the game I couldn’t imagine playing without it.

  5. Shootme Says:

    Thanks for the hunteraddon in the past 3 years.

    Was really helpfull πŸ™‚

    Good luck with the other addons.

    //salute shootme

  6. Yogi Says:

    Same. Addons come and go, but I always have Fizzwidget addons. They are always thoughtful, elegant, high quality solutions.

  7. Adiana Says:

    please! I can’t life without hunterhelper, need that update to continue playing

  8. Promised Says:

    I hate to see Hunters Helper retired–It has helped me greatly!! I hope WOW patch is as good– It was a much needed item and was used throughout the world– Thanks for your consideration and the fact you took your time to do what needed to be done. Many Thanks

  9. Badexample Says:

    Very sad, was a great addon. Keep up the good work!

  10. Ewing Says:

    I would like to thank you for the help your add ons have given me. I really hope that you will reconsider you decision of discontinuing this Mod. I really miss being able to tell at a glance It a beasts are tamable or not, and if so what their skills are. Not all beasts in the same class are tamable. A good example of this are Boars. The boars of the eastern plague lands don’t look that they are tamable but they are. Whereas the boars in Hellfire look like they should be tamable but are not.

    Lastly with all the changes to the pet skills it is very hard to what pet knows what skills. Being able to see their skills really helps in deciding if I want to tame something or not. Also being able to see what foods they eat and making sure you have it, helps a lot too.Yes I know there is Beast lore But you have to click on it one at a time for each and every beast you check out.

  11. Gazmik Fizzwidget Says:

    There aren’t really that many non-tameable beasts out there — most of them are unique named individuals, quest bosses, or dungeon/raid mobs that you either won’t see or get the chance to tame very often. And for a lot of mobs that look “maybe tameable”, you don’t need an addon to tell you whether they are: the skull-faced boars in RFD are Undead, but the similar-looking ones in EPL are Beasts, and the Helboars/Felboars of the Blasted Lands and Outland are all Demons.

    I’d say that the new pet system makes it easier to tell which beasts know which skills — all pets come with Growl, Cower, and a basic focus dump (Claw, Bite, and Smack are just the same thing with different names), and all beasts of the same family come with the same skills. No longer do you have to worry about which wolves have Furious Howl, etc.

    Furthermore, I think an addon doing just what Hunter’s Helper did would be less useful in the new pet system. Now that there are 32 family-specific pet abilities, it’s a lot harder to keep it all in your head. Sure, you could get a tooltip telling you that Mature Silkwing has Serenity Dust (Rank 5)… but is that really helpful if you have to then look up what Serenity Dust does?

    I don’t doubt that there are things an addon similar to Hunter’s Helper could do that would be useful in the new pet system. Heck, an in-game quick reference to Petopia‘s entire database might be pretty cool. But I just don’t see the need for such being anywhere near as great as that for what HH did pre-patch. Since I lately have very limited time to spend on addons, I’ve chosen to focus it elsewhere… but if some other enterprising tinkerer wanted to make use of the old HH code to produce something more useful to 3.0 hunters, they’d be more than welcome.

  12. Rick Says:

    thx for the hard work and keeping it alive till now…

  13. Graham Says:

    best…. addon….. ever

    it helped me so much, both onmy main/alts and on my friends, it helped me now have to explain as much or tell them what to look for πŸ˜‰

  14. Nikk Says:

    Mr. Gazmik,

    Two words – Thank You!!!!

    Hoping we will still see some innovation in other areas, whether in WoW or “elsewhere”.

    All the best,


  15. Bleeter Says:

    Dear Mr Fizzwidget, Well that explains this error I get at login! Hahaha. Thanks a lot for your effort over the years, not just on HH but all the beaut stuffs you do.

    Cheers for Gazmik!

    [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ‘0 which is not a hashcash value.

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