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  • Updated 07/15/2015
  • Created 12/01/2009
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  • 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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  • #303
    As of today, patch 4.0.6, the announces are not working in anything other than whispers, and not sure why that is. I've changed all the options so it's not disabled for anything other than PvP, and still persists.
  • #304
    To follow up on this, it seems I can get it to work with crowd control (at least Hex) and interrupts (Wind Shear) but can't get it to work with anything else (Resurrections, Guardian Spirit, Lightwell) via raid, party, local, say or custom channels in raid, party or alone.
  • #305
    It's actually my screw up in v2.553, releasing an update shortly that fixes it.
  • #300
    With 4.06 change of Mana Tide Totem yielding a spirit buff listing the amount of spirit being given, are you planning on implementing that as an option?
    / 16.8 Seconds of x spirit rolling!
    / Mana Tide over!
    (or as the macro noob I am, is there a simpler macro I can create to do just that?)
  • #301
    I can easily add such an option, but I don't know if it would be short enough to be easily made into a macro. I'll put it on my to do list though.
  • #302
    killer, I dearly look forward to it!
  • #298
    Is is possible to disable arcane torrent's silence raidsay?
  • #299
    RSA doesn't announce Arcane Torrent.

    Which class are you on? So I can just double check, to make sure there isn't anything funny going on, though RSA at least isn't intended to announce Arcane Torrent.
  • #296
    Do you get any LUA errors?
    I'm really not sure why you're getting such a drastic FPS loss - perhaps there is something in Elvsui that conflicts with RSA, I'm not sure. Also, which class are you?

    Do you get these FPS losses if you turn all other addons off and enable only RSA?
  • #292
    Would be cool if you could add Intervene to the Warrior section. :D
  • #293
    There's a big list of spells that I plan to add here:

    If you want any more, just make a comment on that ticket :)
  • #290
    RSA options doesn't appear under interface addons. It only appears if you do /rsa config.
  • #291
    Yep, that's correct.
  • #294
    Yeah but that should be fixed, addons really should appear in there without having to use a command.
  • #297
    Well that's your opinion, and you're welcome to have it, but it doesn't mean I must go by it I'm afraid. It may change eventually, and be there by default, but there are many addons that use their own custom configuration interfaces that don't appear there.
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