Broadcaster was my first "real" addon, and was a result of myself wanting a mod to announce random messages for polymorph and other spells. Version 1.2 was coded with the knowledge and confidence I have gained in my other addon projects over the past 4 months.
Note: 1.2.x should work perfectly fine on live, but was only tested on beta.
I would like to thank people on irc who helped me learn how to do things, and just listened when I was frustrated. The messages in this addon were either taken from other addons (such as Cryolysis), the WoW forums, or were made up my myself and my guildies/friends, so thanks to them, as well.
Broadcaster reads directly from the combat log. For polymorph, for example, it won't announce the message unless your spell cast is successful. (No longer requires you to set as focus.)
How to use Broadcaster:
Install Broadcaster like any other addon, by unzipping it to your WoW\Interface\AddOns directory.
Type /bc or /broadcaster to open the options window (or you can access it through Interface Options).
If you or your group wishes you to silence Broadcaster, type /bc standby or check the box for standby mode in its options window.
Included messages (mostly humorous) for all supported spells
Can enable/disable individual spells
Can create custom messages for each spell
Can use the default messages, custom, or both for broadcasting
Broadcaster substitutes the name of the spell's target into each message (also portal destinations)
Can also enable/disable the entire addon for those moments when you want Broadcaster to be quiet
Modules and message lists are only loaded if your class matches that of the module/messages to save on memory (runs around 34kb + Ace3 libs for the larger Mage module)
Broadcaster currently supports the following spells/abilities:
Mage: Polymorph, Portal, Ritual of Refreshment
Shaman: Ancestral Spirit
Please let me know if you have an issue with a spell, as I do not have all classes for testing.
In the future, look for these additions:
support for more classes' spells, such as banish, summons, etc.
For feature requests or bug reports, please use the links to the right (below the download button).
- locale table updates, added locale keys to core and modules
- corrected typo in mage module
- Now a fully fleshed-out GUI - type /bc or /broadcaster to access (or view in Interface Options)
- You can now put the entire addon into standby mode so no messages are sent
- You can now enable/disable on a per spell basis
- You can now create your own custom messages for each spell through the GUI
- Choose to use the default set of messages, your custom messages, or both, on a per spell basis
- Broadcaster now checks to see if the spell was on your focus, target, *or* mouseover and replaces %t in a message with the name of the spell's target (no more need for focus macros, etc)
- Localization table needs to be updated by me in the next version, and I still need translators :p
1.1a (in beta section): Added support for Pally's Redemption, Priest's Resurrection, Druid's Rebirth, and Shaman's Ancestral Spirit spells.
These currently have the same rez messages set to them.
Was not tested - let me know if it all works. :)
Also, I hope that the %t in the messages is good enough for you to get target's info. Blame the Blizz combat log, etc for that. -.-
1.0e: first cut at splitting into modules per class
localization added - translators needed! Look in enUS.lua and change "true" to what your translation would be. I also need translations for the strings in the MageMessages.lua file
still only Mage support. Other classes coming. ;)
1.0d: attempt to fix Zidomo's issue that was reported in wowi comments
added support for mage's Ritual of Refreshment. Manna biscuits, anyone?
1.0c: added support for mage portals! Let me know if you have any issues. :)
1.0b: fixed a typo in one message, added a new turtle message.