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  • Created 09/25/2008
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About RaidBuffStatus

Reports on a configurable dashboard or to group chat on consumables, buffs, AFK, mana and many many others but in an intelligent automagic way. RBS is the last nail in the coffin of all slacking level max-level raiders. RBS also provides unique tank taunting warnings not provided by any other addon.

RaidBuffStatus is for 5 man instances and raids of all sizes.

RaidBuffStatus was originally written by danielbarron and is dedicated to his daughter, Jaina. The addon is currently maintained by oscarucb.

About

"'''RaidBuffStatus is the last nail in the coffin of slacking raiders.'''" - Stormsnow, a Raid Leader

'''RaidBuffStatus''' is an addon to check, show and report on the complete buff status (including flasks etc) of a party or raid. It can report via whispers and to raid chat. In addition it provides a talent spec window which also shows any special abilities.

However it is quite unlike BigBrother and most other buff checking addons. '''It was the first released (8th March 2008) addon to intelligently, in an automagic way, know what buffs to check for.''' For example only if there is a Mage will it check for intellect buff and it does not check the buffs of those not in the same zone. As much as possible is automatic.

Addons like XRS require lots of initial configuration. '''RBS works with no configuration out of the box.''' However RBS now features a '''Buff Wizard''' to help new user non-raid leaders to configure only the buffs they need to be displayed.

RBS can do the buffing for you such as your self and party buffs with a quick right-click.

RBS supports addons like Titan using LibDataBroker.

Public Videos

Top 5 addons of 2009:
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh7J44ifUeE]

Quick informational video about RaidBuffStatus made by a user:
[http://www.mefeedia.com/entry/world-of-warcraft-addon-watch-raidbuffstatus/18161756]

Short video about some of the RaidBuffStatus options made by a user:
[http://inevitableraid.com/?p=3696]

RBS being used in a ToC raid. You can see it top left. The player has configured it to stay visible in combat but to only show a few things. When he enters combat you can see it neatly resize:
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoaYZDRY_aY]

Videos created by the RBS author

The dashboard:
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1j7wTkyla8]

The talent specialisation window:
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u10ZkQ4Bw30]

The buff options window:
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nJwCF8Rm9I]

The addon configuration options:
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9mP7gxJTXQ]

The Buff Wizard feature:
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzZ8dNsQ8po]

The Unique Selling Points of RaidBuffStatus are

  1. Automagically knows what buffs to check for according to the party or raid members CLASSES and TALENTS and ROLES.
  2. Works out of the box with no configuration needed and is very simple to use.
  3. Covers all buffs including consumables.
  4. Trash and Boss checking. Boss checking assumes flasks/elixirs needed but this is configurable.
  5. Has 2 levels of warning: Missing Buff and just Warning.
  6. Can report results to group chat, and has a dashboard for quick status info - for example finding out who has the soul stone.
  7. Reports on talent specialisations.
  8. '''Provides unique tank taunt warnings.'''
  9. '''Provides unique Crowd Control break warnings.'''
  10. '''Provides unique death warnings.'''
  11. Actively maintained.

It is designed for max level raiding and partying, anything below that is not guaranteed to work.

Current checking abilities

  • Raid and party buffs
    • All major raid buffs
    • Players missing Paladin blessings and which ones and which Paladin is slacking giving out their blessings
    • Drums of Forgotten Kings
    • Runescroll of Fortitude
  • Single buffs
    • Earth Shield on tanks
    • Druid symbiosis
  • Self buffs
    • Food buff
    • Flask or Battle and Guardian elixir
    • Protection Paladin Righteous Fury
    • Hunter Aspect
    • Priest Inner Fire
    • Priest Shadowform
    • Shaman Water/Lightning Shield and weapon imbue
    • Rogue Poison
    • Mage Armor
    • Hunter Aspect
    • Death Knight Bone Shield
    • Death Knight Presence
    • Druid Symbiosis
  • Warning situations
    • AFK
    • PVP
    • Dead (Right click to auto-rez)
    • Offline
    • In different zone (Right-click to target for summon)
    • Hunter Aspect of the Pack or Cheetah
    • Well Fed but slacking
    • Chars with less than 80% mana
    • Chars with less than 80% health
    • Low durability (when raiders have oRA installed)
  • UI features
    • Ctrl-click a self buff and the addon whispers those who need it.
    • Ctrl-click a group buff and the addon whispers the person who casts it and tells them who needs it.
    • Alt-click on a buff will cast the spell to renew that buff
    • The whispering of buff casters is intelligent and it will only whisper those who are nearby.
    • Start ready-check button.
    • It tells you how long someone was AFK, Offline, PVP or dead.
    • It can hide selected dashboard items on entering combat to reduce the size and only show what matters in combat.
    • It can hide the dashboard entirely when in combat.
    • Group buffs show in the tooltip who the buffers are.
    • Role information and main tank lists are parsed to be able to know who is a tank. A button, disabled by default, shows whom RBS thinks is a tank based on tank list, spec and roles.
    • You can change the colour and alpha of the window.
  • Tank taunt warnings
    • Warns you when one of your taunts fails (this is what all taunt addons do)
    • Warns you self when other people's taunts to your target fail (again most taunt addons do this)
    • Warns you when someone else taunts your target
    • Warns you when someone else taunts your target which is targeting you
    • Warns you when someone else who is not a tank taunts your target
    • Warns you when someone else targets a mob and taunts that mob which is targeting you
    • Option to only apply to bosses
  • Crowd Control break warnings
    • Warns when a tank breaks CC
    • Warns when a non-tank breaks CC
  • Death warnings - plays a unique sound for each event:
    • Warns when tank dies
    • Warns when melee DPS dies
    • Warns when ranged DPS dies
    • Warns when healer dies
  • Food Raid Warning Announce
    • Feast/Banquet, with bonus stat info
    • Noodle Carts
    • Refreshment Table
    • Soul Well
    • Repair Bot
    • Mailbox
    • Blingtron

Tank warnings

This feature warns you about people taunting your target. It has different warnings according to who taunts; taunts, ninja taunts (someone taunting your target you are tanking), your taunt fails, other people's taunt fails and when a non-tank taunts your target. Ninja taunts are when the mob is targeting you which, in theory, means you are tanking it. It might be changed to take into account threat but so far it seems reliable without that.

The most interesting feature is that it can even tell you about mobs being taunted off you which you are not even targeting.

How to use it

When you join a party or raid the dashboard main window will open. (Alternatively click on the mini-map icon to toggle the dashboard open and closed). It will automatically know what to check for. If you want to disable a check then click the icon representing that spell. Click again to re-enable.

To report to raid or party click '''Trash''' or '''Boss'''. You need to be in a party or in a raid and be the leader or assistant to do this. By default, Trash assumes all buffs except consumables and Boss assumes all buffs. To report only on one buff, Shift-Click on the icon for that buff. To send a whisper to someone missing a buff, Control-Click on the icon for that buff.

It is as simple as that.

To initiate a ready check click '''R''' button.

To view the spec information on people in the raid click the top left menu button. This window can be sorted by any of the columns by clicking on the buttons above the column itself. The spec is gathered as soon as a person is within inspection range and cached for the duration of the raid. Considering you will have to gather up at the start or outside before you begin it is highly likely to have all the info when you need it.

In the top right there is a menu button which opens an options window. In that window you can do things like configure which buffs to check and when and so on.

Raiders in groups 6, 7 and 8 are ignored for buff checking as these groups are often used for substitutes. This is configurable.

Tank List

RBS tries to automatically spot who the tanks are. It does this in two steps. First it looks at the tank list. (Every raid uses a tank list right?) It can use many tank list systems in common use including anything compatible with the Blizzard tank list, oRA, ctra, or xperl. Then it looks at the talents and class of the players on the list to check they could tank.

Support

For support, problems, feature suggestions, etc go here:
[http://www.wowace.com/projects/raidbuffstatus/tickets/]

Forum

For comments go here:
[http://forums.wowace.com/showthread.php?t=11183]

Screen shots

[http://www.wowace.com/projects/raidbuffstatus/images/]

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r674 | oscarucb | 2014-02-25 22:01:13 +0000 (Tue, 25 Feb 2014) | 1 line
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Tagging as 5.9.0
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r672 | oscarucb | 2014-02-24 08:46:48 +0000 (Mon, 24 Feb 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua

fix auto-invite/auto-accept again, for 5.4.7 wsp change

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r670 | oscarucb | 2014-02-23 00:28:34 +0000 (Sun, 23 Feb 2014) | 4 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Config.lua
   M /trunk/Core.lua

improvements to utility announcements
add an option to control expiration announcements
improve conciseness/grammar of several announcements

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r668 | oscarucb | 2014-02-22 04:17:57 +0000 (Sat, 22 Feb 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Buffs.lua
   M /trunk/Core.lua

factor item checking code and fix it for 5.4.7 comms change

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r666 | oscarucb | 2014-02-09 12:43:40 +0000 (Sun, 09 Feb 2014) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua

ticket 394: fix some bit-rot with auto-invite/auto-accept features
should now work correctly with all cases, including connected realms

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r665 | oscarucb | 2014-02-08 09:21:58 +0000 (Sat, 08 Feb 2014) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Buffs.lua

make Symbiosis check more robust
there are live bugs that can cancel only half of the symbiosis buff, so catch and report that situation

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r664 | oscarucb | 2014-02-01 02:39:56 +0000 (Sat, 01 Feb 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua

fix buff button number truncation with some fonts

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r663 | oscarucb | 2014-01-26 09:19:57 +0000 (Sun, 26 Jan 2014) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Buffs.lua
   M /trunk/Core.lua

show bad hunter aspect name in tooltip
remove some dead code

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r662 | oscarucb | 2014-01-25 00:50:27 +0000 (Sat, 25 Jan 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Buffs.lua
   M /trunk/Core.lua

tweak food tooltip

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r661 | oscarucb | 2014-01-23 04:06:58 +0000 (Thu, 23 Jan 2014) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Buffs.lua
   M /trunk/Config.lua
   M /trunk/Core.lua

ticket 392: new option to treat eating players as Well Fed
improvments to well fed and slacking food tooltips

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Comments

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  • #133

    Hi,

    First of all, I love this addon and I use it every raid. There is just 1 thing I miss.

    Would it be possible to announce missing buffs automatically on ready checks?

  • #127
    Warrior Stance Check

    I've been using this addon to max our raiding for some time, and it has helped me tremendously.  Whenever I have to pug someone new, I always hear, "What's that addon you're using to call everyone out?"  I always point them here.

    One thing that could really help me out, is I now have a warrior that likes to start boss fights in defensive stance.  I would very much like to have a status check to tell him to correct it before the pull.  If you could implement this, I would be grateful. 

  • #128

    I agree this would be very nice.

    Unfortunately, it's currently impossible for one player to inspect the warrior stance of another player via the Blizzard API (ie there is no stance query function for another player and no visibile buff or other indication). So without also forcing the warriors in your raid to run a special addon, it's not possible for the raid leader to find out this information.

  • #129

    Ah, I see.  Thank you for the information.

  • #126

    Not sure if this is what the below person was referring to, but whenever i have this mod enabled and i'm invited to a party or raid i'm instantly removed from the group by the addon. (not kicked). They say that I join and I instantly leave the party on my own. I disabled this mod and it quit doing it. I also use ElvUi but i'm not sure if that matters. I can try to disable ElvUi and see if it allows me to join parties if you'd like?

  • #124

    I use ElvUI addon and this update seems to cause an issue with it.  Could this be fixed?

  • #125

    Please post a ticket here: [http://www.wowace.com/projects/raidbuffstatus/tickets/]
    with complete information on the problem you are seeing.

    Note that patch 5.4.1 has some serious taint bugs affecting many addons, so it's more likely that's what broke your ElvUI.

  • #121

    Thanks very much for a great addon. Please enhance RBS so the Crystal of Insanity buff called "Visions of Insanity" (spell id 127230) is considered the same as a flask or equivalent.  

  • #123

    As discussed in other comments below, the Crystal of Insanity is strictly inferior to a proper flask.

    If you wish to allow this form of slacking, you can enable the "old flasks and elixirs" option.

  • #120

    Any chance of a Noodle Cart tracker? We tend to use them more then feasts now would be handy :3

  • #122

    Noodle Carts are now announced in addon version 5.8 (currently in beta testing).

  • #119

    As a fellow addon developer, I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for the addon. It's been a huge benefit having it around. I appreciate your time. :)

  • #116

    Addon version 5.7.0 (currently in beta testing) adds several usability features:

    • Class coloring of player names on dashboard tooltips
    • Role icons beside player names on dashboard tooltips
    • Right-click on "player in wrong zone" button to target the players who need a summon
    • Improvements to zone checking
    • Smarter DK presence checking and self-buffing
    • Augment feast tooltips for world mouseover with bonus stat info

     As usual, please report any problems or suggestions HERE

    Last edited by oscarucb on 9/23/2013 4:40:43 PM
  • #117

    Thanks for the great addon. I tried to contribute some code for Mailbox (Moll-E) placements but the ticket page over at Curseforge looks rather orphaned. What can I do to catch your attention? :-)

  • #118

    It's not orphaned and I will get to it.

    5.8 beta now contains this and other improvements.

    Last edited by oscarucb on 10/21/2013 4:21:16 PM
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