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  • Updated 05/22/2015
  • Created 12/01/2009
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  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v3.005
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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)

r268 | jenneth | 2015-05-22 21:09:37 +0000 (Fri, 22 May 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/v3.005 (from /trunk:267)

Tagging as v3.005
r267 | jenneth | 2015-05-22 21:02:53 +0000 (Fri, 22 May 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Monk/Monk.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/RSA.toc

(Monk) Added Leg Sweep and Ring of Peace (ticket 253)
r266 | jenneth | 2015-05-22 15:44:28 +0000 (Fri, 22 May 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/AnnouncementsMonitor.lua
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-enUS.lua
   M /trunk/Monk/Monk.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

(Monk) Converted module to use the new core. Added Revival (tickets 190, 292), Touch of Karma (ticket 263), fixed Spear Hand Strike (tickets 196, 220, 242). Added support for handling SPELL_MISSED events to the new core.
r265 | jenneth | 2015-05-17 07:57:00 +0000 (Sun, 17 May 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Rogue/Rogue.lua

(Rogue) Fixed smoke bomb, was broken due to changes in combat log messages (ticket 296)
r264 | jenneth | 2015-04-21 22:51:31 +0000 (Tue, 21 Apr 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Priest/Priest.lua

(Priest) Removing Guardian Spirit's Proc message, as the combat log messages have changed and there is no longer a reliable way to determine if the spell has procced or not. (ticket 290)
r263 | jenneth | 2015-04-21 20:31:35 +0000 (Tue, 21 Apr 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Hunter/Hunter.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-enUS.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

(Hunter) Combining battle res spells, (General) Adding Blingtrons, MOLL-E, GUMM-E and Walter


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  • #253
    I had a quick play earlier - I realised that UNIT_SPELLCAST_SUCCEEDED doesn't send target information - I'll have a play around later to see what the best way to watch for them is. Most of the code is there though, so should have this working soon.
  • #235
    Interesting addon. Any chance you can make a function so we can include the timer for anything to expire? For example [LINK] activated! ([TIME])

    Where [TIME] will have the timer duration for that specific spell.
  • #240
    It's possible for most things I think, though it's quite a lot of work when you could simply put: "[LINK] activated for 6 Seconds!" or something. Sure - you might cancel, say a Divine Hymn halfway through which would cause RSA to also announce it ending at that point, but RSA can't know in advance if you're going to do that - so it can only, at best, announce what the expected full duration would be, which as I say, can also easily be done manually.

    I'm afraid I probably won't end up adding something like this as it seems somewhat unnecessary. I may (stress on may) eventually add something that can detect diminishing returns on a target and give an expected time after DR is taken into account - but that will be a long time coming yet if I do.
  • #245
    My mistake. I forgot you can change all spells individually, of course if it's much work adding such feature, and it can be prevented by just doing it manually, then by all means, we can do that. So nevermind my suggestion. :) I am just silly.
  • #224
    This don't work for hunters? I am looking for something that will tell me when my scatter shot or silence shot interrupts a spell and posts that information to party. Same for if a trap resists etc. I also have a dk that I want it to do the same thing for interrupts and a shaman for interrupts and purges.
  • #227
    No, I'm afraid this doesn't work for Hunters at the moment. As I don't have a Hunter high level, nor even one in my guild, doing a Hunter module is going to take a little longer than the others - I do plan on doing it eventually, but not for now I'm afraid.

    It does work on Death Knights and Shaman though for their interrupts.
  • #230
    For Scatter Shot, Freezing Trap, Silencing Shot, and Wyvern Sting, maybe look at maybe modifying LUA scripts for similar spells? I mean, if you wanted to of course ;)
  • #231
    Yeah, for the most part that's likely it, it will just need testing - something I can't really do, and well, to be honest, I'm a noob and I often miss simple things, so I like to test them a bit first - even then I still let some slip through :P
  • #232
    I would be more than willing to test. I've been looking over your LUAs, trying to get a feel for how you have everything set up. I'll play around a bit and let you know if I come across anything fun!

    It's a wonderful addon btw, I absolutely love it.
  • #233
    It's not the best way of coding this, I'm sure, but it could be worse - and I improve as I learn more :P

    My Hunter is getting up a few levels, so perhaps I'll start on sorting the Hunter module soon - but I really want to get more informative CC warnings first.
  • #222
    Would it be possible to add Silence and Psychic Scream (and when the disarm part ends) to this awesome addon?
  • #223
    *Psychic Horror sorry
  • #226
    Aye, I'm going to add it. :)
  • #221
    Hi! EPIC addon :D got most of my guild onto it =)

  • #225
    There shouldn't be any issues - you check it on the spell you want to announce, and then set the channel in the new box that will appear.

    Bare in mind if you have any of the options in the main section like Emable only in instances, then ... well it's only going to announce if you're in one :P
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