When I was a kid, I spent a lot of my spare time playing World of Warcraft. I also spent a lot of time toying around with different addons, excitedly looking for new ways the modding community had tried to enhance the game’s UI.
One of my favorites was one named Shao Khan FTW. With this mod, specific actions in the game would trigger sound files from the original Mortal Kombat to play. Such as the “FINISH HIM” line when an enemy would reach 20% health.
It wasn’t until later when I decided to try and play around with the Wow API and develop my own version of this mod, instead using Overwatch sound files. It’s the same concept as the original Shao Khan FTW mod, but with a little bit of added detail. For example, I hooked more specific code calls to different spell IDs to be able to play sound files when a player uses a certain spell. For example, playing Reaper’s “Death Walks among you!” when a Death Knight begins summoning ghouls using Army of the Dead. Or Soldier 76’s “I’ve got you in my sights” when a Hunter casts Hunter’s Mark