The Raid Ready Light (RRL) Addon is a quick way for raid members to indicate their ready state, and have the aggregate of those states summarized in a quick traffic-light inteface.
In the image "Minion with Basic Tooltip", you can see that there are two people in the raid. One is ready, the other is not. Because the maximum allowable not ready members is one (this is configurable), the raid is still ready to go. The small green checkmark indicates your personal status, and the member list shows anyone who does not have the addon or who does and has set themselves not ready.
To change your state, left click on the minion.
To perform a ready check, right click on the minion.
To open the configuration pane, control right click the minion.
The Minion's position can be changed by left-dragging while holding down the Alt key.
The Minion can be enabled and disabled quickly using a key binding. There is no default binding - if you want one, use the in-game keybinding menu.
Any of these click combinations can also be performed on the LDB display if you do not have the minion enabled.
By default, the minion toolip just shows exceptions. Enabling the extended tooltip in the configuration options adds counts to the tooltip for each thing that RRL tracks.
RRL supports an LDB feed, which displays much of the same information as the minion. If so desired, the minion maybe disabled and the LDB display used exclusively.
LDB support requires an LDB display manager. Some popular managers are:
Configuration is via the in-game Interface Options:
This can also be accessed using /rrl config or control-right click on the minion or LDB display.
There are several sub-panels underneath RRL:
From the options pane, you can:
Enable the minion, ready check auto-response, or the extended tooltip
Change the minion scale and transparency
Change the tooltip scale
Enable or Disable going not ready automatically upon death or AFK
Change the maximum number of not ready members for both normal and heroic raids
From the Output pane, you can set where output goes - either to a scrolling combat text addon, popup window, or the chatframe.
From the Critical pane, you can add, remove, list or clear critical members
From the Profiles pane, you can choose which configuration profile to use. By default, all characters share one profile.
A critical member is one whose not ready status makes the raid as a whole not ready. Typically you would add your offtank and/or main tank healers to this list.
If a critical member is not ready, the summary line (in the LDB feed or the top of the minion tooltip) and the line for the specific member will be suffixed with a *
You can add critical members from the configuration options. Either type in a member name or press "Add Target" when you have them targeted. Use the dropdown box to list or delete members, and the "Clear" button to remove all critical members at once.
Going AFK or Dying
If you go AFK or die, RRL marks you as not ready and sends a message to the raid immediately. This is configurable (see Options above) and defaults to enabled.
Ready Check Auto-Response
If so configured, RRL will automatically respond to a ready check for you based upon your RRL state. You will still hear the ready check sound, but you won't get a popup. Anyone without RRL installed in your raid will still get a popup. This makes it easy to do a quick ready check by right-clicking on the LDB display or minion. Anyone using RRL will immediately respond based on their status; anyone not using it will respond in the standard fashion. This should get you to an answer much quicker than the standard 30 second timeout.
Every 30 seconds, or when your state changes, RRL sends a status update to the raid on the addon channel. The status is either "ready" or "not ready".
Everyone in the raid has one of the following states:
OK: someone who has RRL installed
NEW: a new member of the raid that we haven't seen a status update from yet
PINGED: someone who hasn't sent us a status update and who we've sent a ping to
NORRL: someone who didn't respond to our ping
OFFLINE: someone who is offline
AFK: someone who is AFK
Every 30 seconds, the roster is maintained, checking for people who have gone offline or gone AFK. Counts are updated as required and the LDB feed and minion are updated.
RRL reacts immediately to state changes from people with the addon installed.
People without RRL installed
RRL performs best when everyone in the raid has it installed. If we don't receive a status update from someone within 90 seconds of first seeing them, we send a probe message that someone with RRL should respond to. If that message is not acknowledges, we assume that that person doesn't have RRL installed.
People without RRL are assumed to be ready, but periodically we do check if they are AFK or have gone offline. This check is only performed once every 30 seconds or when the raid roster changes for some other reason. As such, RRL may not pick up on a non-RRL user going AFK immediately. If the person has RRL and goes AFK, a "not ready" status message is sent by that user immediately.
The following features are being considered for future versions:
Adding a reason to RRL-generated not ready messages so that you can see if someone is not ready by choice, or because they have died, gone AFK, or dropped below a mana threshold (when that feature is added)
Auto-Not-Ready when Mana drops below a % threshold (with Auto-Ready if it goes back above a different threshold)
Auto-Not-Ready on Boss Kill (this would likely be only in conjunction with Deadly Boss Mods, as it is non-trivial to detect a boss kill ourselves)
RRL has not yet been localized. Once it has received some feedback and any major issues ironed out, I will be opening up a curseforge project to localize it. Any help you can provide at that time will be greatly appreciated.
Any issues you have with RRL should be reported via the comments on this website.