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RSA - Raeli's Spell Announcer

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  • Supports: 5.4.2
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  • Updated 01/01/2014
  • Created 12/01/2009
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v.2900
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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)

r234 | jenneth | 2014-01-02 04:54:42 +0000 (Thu, 02 Jan 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/v.2900 (from /trunk:233)

Tagging as v.2900
r233 | jenneth | 2014-01-02 02:13:56 +0000 (Thu, 02 Jan 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Mage/Mage.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

(Mage) Adding Remove Curse (ticket 258), converted spells to the new core.
r232 | jenneth | 2014-01-01 18:51:41 +0000 (Wed, 01 Jan 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Priest/Priest.lua

(Priest) Adding Angelic Bulwark (ticket 261)
r231 | jenneth | 2014-01-01 17:45:09 +0000 (Wed, 01 Jan 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Hunter/Hunter.lua

(Hunter) Removing unnecessary target parameter from Ancient Hysteria.
r230 | jenneth | 2014-01-01 17:36:42 +0000 (Wed, 01 Jan 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/AnnouncementsMonitor.lua
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Druid/Druid.lua
   M /trunk/Hunter/Hunter.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Rogue/Rogue.lua
   M /trunk/Shaman/Shaman.lua
   M /trunk/Warlock/Warlock.lua

(Druid) Adding Mighty Bash (ticket 125), converting some druid spells to the new core, (Hunter) possible fix for Ancient Hysteria (ticket 226)
r229 | jenneth | 2013-12-30 16:38:48 +0000 (Mon, 30 Dec 2013) | 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/Locale-deDE.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-enUS.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-esES.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-koKR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-ruRU.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-zhCN.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-zhTW.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/RSA.toc
   M /trunk/Rogue/Rogue.lua
   M /trunk/Shaman/Shaman.lua
   M /trunk/Warlock/Warlock.lua
   M /trunk/Warrior/Warrior.lua

(General) Add yell as an option for announcements (ticket 17), needs testing
r228 | jenneth | 2013-12-30 02:07:56 +0000 (Mon, 30 Dec 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

(General) Adding repair bots ticket 264
r227 | jenneth | 2013-12-28 22:27:39 +0000 (Sat, 28 Dec 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Warlock/Warlock.lua

(Warlock) Converted most spells to the unified core, added Dark Bargain and Unending Resolve and fixed bugs in Soulstone, Spell Lock and Optical Blast.
r226 | jenneth | 2013-12-08 19:04:46 +0000 (Sun, 08 Dec 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Monk/Monk.lua

(Monk) Possible fix for Spear Hand Strike. (Thanks to Dridzt)
r225 | jenneth | 2013-12-08 18:51:42 +0000 (Sun, 08 Dec 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua

(Dwarf) Fixing stoneform.
r224 | jenneth | 2013-11-24 16:48:04 +0000 (Sun, 24 Nov 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Druid/Druid.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-deDE.lua
   M /trunk/Locale-enUS.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

(Druid) Adding Heart of the Wild, fixing a typo in localization texts


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  • #256
    Yeah, exactly. Can't wait for it! Love being helpful, not just healing.
  • #251
    Any chance
    "Raise Ally"
    might be added for Death Knights?

    Out of all my abilities, that is by far to me the one I wish to broadcast the most.
  • #254
    When I was going through adding new spells earlier today, I was about to add this, but didn't have a friend around to test it with, but it is on my list, so it will be added shortly :)
  • #257
    Much appreciated.
  • #246
    Requests for druid: Announces for:

    *Soothe*, should have exactly same options as Growl, with resists etc. It dispells Enrage.
    *Remove Corruption*, should have same options just like any other Dispell spell.

  • #248
    I can add those, sure.
  • #249
  • #238
    funny, cant get to config or anything at all, just installed to check it out, what a disappointment :-/

    Date: 2011-01-24 19:40:29
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\RSA_Options\Options.lua line 16376:
    Usage: AceDBObject:RegisterDefaults(defaults): 'version' is not a valid datatype.
  • #239
    I'm not sure why that's occurring for you. Which version did you download? I don't seem to be able to repeat this is all I'm afraid :/
  • #237
    Is it possible to add in announces for Holy Word:Sanctuary and Efflorescence and similar effects? It's very annoying to plant those and the have people run out because they are so trained to run out of stuff on the ground. xD If not that's cool, just thought I'd throw that out there! Awesome addon, I love it!
  • #242
    I can add those, sure, but I'll likely leave them disabled by default as it seems like they could be a little too spammy.
  • #262
    Awesome, just having the ability to turn it on until people learn to stand in the good stuff would be great. Ty so much for this great addon and your continued work on it!
  • #236
    Also, are there any checks or possibility to use the UNIT_SPELLCAST_SUCCEEDED, to only announce the specific message if the spell was actually successfully cast, for example Rebirth.
  • #241
    The resurrection spells use UNIT_SPELLCAST_SENT, the idea being that you would announce upon starting to cast so that people know in advance what you're ressing.

    I guess I could change it so that there are options for a message upon casting and upon actually completing the cast. I presume you are only wanting to announce Rebirth in raids if you actually cast it, and not if you start but then stop?

    Shouldn't be too much of a problem to do this - I guess I can also add an optional message for if you cancel it mid-cast.
  • #244
    Yes, actually. Because there is a chance that you need to cancel your cast, and it confuses people. So I would LOVE to have an optimal option for spells to use the SPELLCAST_SUCCEEDED. Thanks! :)
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