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  • Supports: 6.2.0
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  • Updated 07/15/2015
  • Created 12/01/2009
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v3.101
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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)

r276 | jenneth | 2015-07-15 13:25:50 +0000 (Wed, 15 Jul 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/v3.101 (from /trunk:275)

Tagging as v3.101
r275 | jenneth | 2015-07-15 13:21:42 +0000 (Wed, 15 Jul 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/AnnouncementsMonitor.lua
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/DeathKnight/DeathKnight.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/RSA.toc
   M /trunk/Rogue/Rogue.lua

(DK) Converted the rest to the new core, (Rogue) Converted the rest to the new core, removed AMOUNT from Tricks (ticket 300)
r274 | jenneth | 2015-07-05 18:20:28 +0000 (Sun, 05 Jul 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Shaman/Shaman.lua

(Shaman) Fixing grounding totem spam. (Ticket 286)
r273 | jenneth | 2015-07-05 11:40:53 +0000 (Sun, 05 Jul 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/DeathKnight/DeathKnight.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

(DK) Adding glyphed Icy Touch (ticket 266), fixing Strangulate & Asphyxiate to show just the debuff on mobs instead of an interrupt announcement, as they are no longer interrupts (ticket 287).
r272 | jenneth | 2015-07-05 08:11:41 +0000 (Sun, 05 Jul 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Druid/Druid.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

(Druid) Adding Fae Silence (ticket 298)
r270 | jenneth | 2015-07-01 13:13:26 +0000 (Wed, 01 Jul 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/DeathKnight/RSA_DeathKnight.toc
   M /trunk/Druid/RSA_Druid.toc
   M /trunk/Hunter/Hunter.lua
   M /trunk/Hunter/RSA_Hunter.toc
   M /trunk/Mage/Mage.lua
   M /trunk/Mage/RSA_Mage.toc
   M /trunk/Monk/RSA_Monk.toc
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   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 for 6.2, (Mage) removing Amplify Magic, (Hunter) Removing Aspect of the Fox.
r269 | jenneth | 2015-05-22 23:04:26 +0000 (Fri, 22 May 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Shaman/Shaman.lua

(Shaman) Adding Reincarnation (ticket 199)


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  • #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
  • #218
    Hello, thank you for this wonderful addon. I was wondering if one enables all class modules, if it's possible to show Crowd Control done by other players besides our own toon? The "Afterlife CC" addon does this but apparently needs a lot of work.
    My main concern is as a tank, I would love to know when CC's like Banish and Mind Control start and end. Thank you very much.
  • #219
    No, but I do shortly plan on redoing all CC's to give much more useful information (such as who broke cc etc.) - I do want to do more with it though, I'm just still deciding the best way to approach it, as I too want to track all CC easily and clearly - I just want to decide the best way of doing it.
  • #220
    That is great news, thank you and best of luck :)
  • #214
    Hello. When I cast BoP on someone who is not on my realm the whisper announcement doesn't work. It just says "Playername-Realmname not found".
  • #215
    Sorry, meant *when I cast Hand of Protection.
  • #216
    There was a bug with this when the LFD tool first came out, but it was quickly fixed (@ Blizzard's side) - I've not encountered this since. Has this happened more than once? It could be that said person went offline when it was cast, but their character was still online?
  • #228
    Yes, it has happened more than once, both in bgs and in LFD. Only times it has worked is when the player I cast Hand of Protection on is on the same realm as I. Could other addons be affecting this? I am using Prat, for example.
  • #229
    I also use prat and haven't had any problems - so I don't think that's the issue. Are you using the latest version by the way?

    I'm going to go have a look at this, but I really don't know where to start since whispers for instance are just normal whispers - there isn't anything fancy about them.

    I did have this happen once recently, but I think the player had disconnected.
  • #243
    I still got the same error message, every time, and they hadn't disconnected; "No player named Playername-Name of realm is currently playing". Kinda strange, since, as you said this bug, was quickly resolved by Blizzard. :'
  • #234
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