What is the Plunder Skull Timer and what does it do?
This simple addon displays the amount of time that has elapsed since the last time you looted a Plunder Skull.
Since the Plunder Skulls from the Witches Festival appear have an internal drop cooldown, it's useful to see how long it's been since your last loot.
How do I use this addon?
Just install the addon! The timer will automatically appear when you loot a Plunder Skull, and the timer will automatically reset when you loot another Plunder Skull. If you haven't looted a Plunder Skull in a long time (over 15 minutes), the timer will automatically stop and hide itself.
Once the timer appears, you can reposition it by using your mouse to drag it around.
You can manually hide the timer by double-clicking on it.
You can disable the auto-hide feature (so that the timer will run indefinitely) by typing the /pstautohide command into chat.
How long is the cooldown on Plunder Skulls?
Based on my testing, the cooldown is exactly 3 minutes for bosses in group dungeons. I think it's safe to assume that the same cooldown applies to other instanced content, such as trials and arenas. It's been reported that public dungeon bosses also share the same 3-minute cooldown. Reports on the forums suggest that the cooldown is higher for overland and delve bosses, but I have not tested this to confirm nor do I know what their cooldowns are.
Version 1.1.1 (2016/10/24)
The timer will now start counting from a combat end event, if there was one 15 seconds or less before a skull pickup (The game's cooldown starts when the boss is killed, but since there is no way to track that, the addon uses the skull pickup time instead as a close approximation; this change refines that heuristic by using the combat end time, if there was a combat end event shortly before a skull pickup)
Version 1.1.0 (2016/10/17)
The timer is now color-coded: red from 00:00 to 2:29, yellow from 2:30 to 2:59, and green from 3:00 onwards
Right-clicking on the timer will post the current elapsed time into group chat
Version 1.0.1 (2016/10/14)
The timer will no longer trigger from skulls looted by group members