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RSA - Raeli's Spell Announcer

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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 1,127,274 Total Downloads
  • Updated 04/17/2015
  • Created 12/01/2009
  • 798 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v3.004
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About RSA - Raeli's Spell Announcer

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RSA, Raeli's Spell Announcer, by Raeli of Arathor-EU (Now Maintained by Jenneth), is an addon that aims to help players with the announcement of certain spells, as well as reminding you of important missing buffs. For example, it can detect when you cast Divine Protection, and it will send a message like so:
Divine Protection Example
As you can see, it can announce when it first is cast, and then again when it ends, not only that, but you can customise the messages that are sent.

Type /rsa in game to open in game configuration, or access it through the Blizzard Interface panel.

Spell Announcements

There is the ability to create custom message announcements, you can use certain tags to say what the target is and so on:

  • [SPELL] will be replaced with the name of the spell
  • [LINK] will be replaced by a clickable spell link of the spell cast
  • [TARGET] will be replaced with the target of the spell (only works with spells that can be put on targets other than yourself)
  • [AMOUNT] will be replaced with the amount of damage or healing done (only applicable to certain spells)
  • [MISSTYPE] will be replaced with the type of spell miss (Such as Miss, Immune, Resist again, only available to certain spells)
  • [AURA] will be replaced with the buff or debuff that is removed by dispels
  • [AURALINK] will be replaced with a clickable spell link of the buff or debuff that is removed by dispels
  • [TARCAST] will be replaced by the spell that you have just interrupted
  • [TARLINK] will be replaced by a clickable spell link of the spell that you have just interrupted

Some of these are only usable for certain spells, each spell lists what is available for you to use in game.

If you want to use a percent sign in your message you need to type it twice: %% to allow it to show, else you will receive errors.

If you leave a Start or End message empty, it will simply not announce that part. So if you only want, to say, announce when Divine Protection ends, you leave the Start message empty, and only have an End message set.

You can set where to announce spells:

  • Local - This sends messages to your own chat window, or the raid warning frame or both depending on your setting
  • Raid - Sends a message to the raid chat, if you are in a raid.
  • Party - Sends a message to the party chat, if you are in a party.
  • Smart Party - Sends a message to either instance chat, raid chat or party chat, depending on group size and location.
  • Say
  • Yell
  • Whisper - only when the target it someone else than yourself.
  • Custom Channel - You can send it to a custom channel, like, say, your healing channel. This option is now unique for each spell, so you can send different spell announcements to different places.
  • You can disable Raid/Party/Say/Custom Channel announcements while you have PvP active, if you are Ungrouped, or if you are not in an instance. Whispers and Local messages will always announce if checked.

Buff Reminder Options

You can set what spell you want to track. You can also:

  • Disable reminding while you have PvP active
  • Enable or disable reminding in your primary or secondary specs
  • Set how often you want to be reminded
  • Set where you want the announcements to be sent (local only - visible only to yourself)

r262 | jenneth | 2015-04-17 22:23:49 +0000 (Fri, 17 Apr 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/v3.004 (from /trunk:261)

Tagging as v3.004
r261 | jenneth | 2015-04-17 22:22:21 +0000 (Fri, 17 Apr 2015) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/RSA.toc
   M /trunk/Rogue/Rogue.lua

(Rogue) Adding Cloak of Shadows, (General) adding WoD feasts and channeled mana pot, removing end message from feasts, as they've never actually had it before either,
changing version number for next release.
r260 | jenneth | 2015-04-04 22:16:41 +0000 (Sat, 04 Apr 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/AnnouncementsMonitor.lua
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/DeathKnight/DeathKnight.lua
   M /trunk/Druid/Druid.lua
   M /trunk/Hunter/Hunter.lua
   M /trunk/Mage/Mage.lua
   M /trunk/Monk/Monk.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Paladin/Paladin.lua
   M /trunk/Priest/Priest.lua
   M /trunk/Rogue/Rogue.lua
   M /trunk/Shaman/Shaman.lua
   M /trunk/Warlock/Warlock.lua
   M /trunk/Warrior/Warrior.lua

(Hunter) Fixed Camouflage and Master's Call, added Dust of Life and Gift of Chi-ji, (General) fixed RSA.Whisperable to not accept self as whisperable, made RSA use unitflags instead of player names or pet names to check if message was sent by user or not, as other players' pets can be named the same as a player.
r259 | jenneth | 2015-04-01 10:08:24 +0000 (Wed, 01 Apr 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/AnnouncementsMonitor.lua

(General) Turns out the new core whispered unrelated players if a spell was cast on a pet that had the same name as a player. Now the new core checks destflags, too. (Ticket 227)
r258 | jenneth | 2015-04-01 03:27:10 +0000 (Wed, 01 Apr 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Hunter/Hunter.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Paladin/Paladin.lua

(Hunter) Simplified Misdirection (no need for a separate primer) and fixed the error about missing target. (Paladin) Commenting Divine Protection out for now, as it appears to be part of prot pally rotation with the Unbreakable Spirit talent.
r257 | jenneth | 2015-03-29 08:54:54 +0000 (Sun, 29 Mar 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Druid/Druid.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

(Druid) Adding Ursol's Vortex (Ticket 267)
r255 | jenneth | 2015-03-29 08:42:32 +0000 (Sun, 29 Mar 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/DeathKnight/RSA_DeathKnight.toc
   M /trunk/Druid/RSA_Druid.toc
   M /trunk/Hunter/RSA_Hunter.toc
   M /trunk/Mage/RSA_Mage.toc
   M /trunk/Monk/RSA_Monk.toc
   M /trunk/Options/RSA_Options.toc
   M /trunk/Paladin/RSA_Paladin.toc
   M /trunk/Priest/RSA_Priest.toc
   M /trunk/RSA.toc
   M /trunk/Reminders/RSA_Reminders.toc
   M /trunk/Rogue/RSA_Rogue.toc
   M /trunk/Shaman/RSA_Shaman.toc
   M /trunk/Warlock/RSA_Warlock.toc
   M /trunk/Warrior/RSA_Warrior.toc

Bumping TOCs.
r254 | jenneth | 2015-03-29 08:37:10 +0000 (Sun, 29 Mar 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Druid/Druid.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

(Druid) Adding Nature's Vigil (Ticket 291)
r252 | jenneth | 2015-03-29 08:18:44 +0000 (Sun, 29 Mar 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/RSA.toc

r251 | jenneth | 2015-03-29 07:38:45 +0000 (Sun, 29 Mar 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Warlock/Warlock.lua

(Warlock) Added Shadow Lock (Ticket 284, thanks andr0id!)
r250 | jenneth | 2015-03-29 07:25:17 +0000 (Sun, 29 Mar 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Shaman/Shaman.lua

(Shaman) Adding Feral Spirit and fixing Ascendance. (Ticket 225)
r249 | jenneth | 2015-03-29 05:37:05 +0000 (Sun, 29 Mar 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Warrior/Warrior.lua

(Warrior) Shattering throw is now a glyph-only ability, and has no aura.
r248 | jenneth | 2015-03-29 05:05:08 +0000 (Sun, 29 Mar 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Warrior/Warrior.lua

(Warrior) Fixing double announcements for Vigilance (Ticket 272)
r247 | jenneth | 2015-03-29 03:16:49 +0000 (Sun, 29 Mar 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Priest/Priest.lua

(Priest) Added Spectral Guise. (Ticket 269)
r246 | jenneth | 2015-03-29 02:20:23 +0000 (Sun, 29 Mar 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua

LFG announcements should not go to BGs. (Ticket 280)
r245 | jenneth | 2014-10-28 23:30:15 +0000 (Tue, 28 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Hunter/Hunter.lua

(Hunter) Taking start message of Aspect of the fox from SPELL_AURA_APPLIED instead.


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  • #867

    Seems to be some issues with custom annoucements as well sadly, atleast they've never worked for me yet and i'm doing everything correctly. They just don't annouce at all.

    Really great addon though, hope it gets updated eventually.

  • #866

    Перестал анонсировать Слово силы: Барьер в Русском клиенте игры
    Все дело в spell ID 62618 (новый 98888)

    Если есть возможность исправьте.


    Has ceased to announce a force Word: the Barrier in the Russian client of game
    All business in spell ID 62618 (new 98888)

    If there is a possibility correct.

  • #862

    Notcied a minor glitch.

    When Tanking on my Warrior in the dungeon "End Time", if I cast Vigilance on any target, the annoucement that it was cast is re-annouced after every Hourglass tic.

    Just slightly annoying as people keep asking me why I'm constantly recasting it, which I am not.


    Also, why can RSA only check one Buff at a time? I have been looking for an add-on that will decently remind me when my Rogue needs to re-poison his weapons, or when my Shaman has to recast her three Enhancement Buffs.

    Since RSA already has a folder for each of the classes, why not extend those folders' contents to watch self-buffs for each class?

  • #863

    I don't currently have an active account, so no idea regarding current bugs.

    As for the buff monitor, it is a small part that I never really expanded upon as I was always working on features for the spell announcing part.

    I'm going to see if I can get someone to send me a scroll of resurrection and see if I can't fix a few bugs.

  • #865

    Anyone would be happy to share a scroll of resurrection! But in case no one else offers, I'd gladly send you one! Love your addon & hope you come back soon!


  • #864

    If you're playing in the EU and you still haven't got an invite just send me a PM and I will throw you one.

  • #861

    RSA will not whisper Lightwell Renew's. Does anyone know a work around this?

  • #875

    That's fixed in v2.838

  • #860

    For those of you who find their RSA is announcing a resurrection twice I think I know the course. For me a least it only started to announce it twice when I turned off the whisper option so that it wouldn't both announce as a whisper to the player and in raid/party chat. But then I also turned off the part that announces the resurrections "success" and didn't get an "echo" after that.

    So basically if you don't want it to whisper the player you're resurrecting then you must also turn off the "success" announcement part.

    Hope this helps.

    Last edited by Dartharc on 2/22/2012 2:42:43 AM
  • #859

    So from the looks of things, Requital hasn't posted any updates to RSA, I haven't checked here in quite a while, but it seems he's not updating it either, so I'm looking, asking for anyone that would be willing to take on RSA and maintain it. Please PM Me or even post here in reply, and we can sort something out.

    I am currently updating my wow client, however I still do not have active game time, but just in case I get one of those free 7 days emails from Blizz - if I ever do, I'll make sure to try and work through some of the more annoying bugs here. But that's just a perhaps, it's not keeping the addon up to date, so I still need someone that can do that.

    The code is fairly commented and easy to read, it shouldn't be too hard to sift through - it's not exactly coded well, but it should be easy enough to understand.

  • #857
    Is There An Echo In Here?

    No matter what I do, whether I reload, reinstall, or restart the addon, whenever I resurrect a character it says I'm ressing then when complete, says I'm casting resurrection again! Why? I see a lot of other people have this issue so what's the solution?


    Thanks in advance,


  • #858

    Hey. Same problem. Tried to downgrade , and all of above what u mentioned. Nothing helped. I have 4 healer chars. The addon works fine with my pala and shaman. But with drood and priest it announces the res thing twice, as the example. i use the same addons on all of my chars. so i dont have any ideea.

  • #856

    Hurry up pls!

    I need this 4.3 stuff )

    go go go 

  • #854

    How the fuck do i disable Gag order announcement?


  • #855

    I think you'll find that you get more help if you aren't a jerk Smile

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