CastYeller

Update: I am rewriting CastYeller from scratch. The new version is in beta stage. It lacks some feature yet but it is ready for testing. Please take a look at CastYeller2.

CastYeller (CY) is aimed at replacing spell announcing macros. It comes with a little set of spell and events to announce. It is configurable via the slash command (/cy).

You can select:

  • which spells to announce (depending on your class),
  • which events to announce:
    • Casting starts (for non-instant spells),
    • Casting of instant spells,
    • Casting failures,
    • Spell misses.
  • which channels to announce to:
    • Emote,
    • Say,
    • Battleground chat,
    • Party chat,
    • Raid chat,
    • Whisper (for targeted spells),
    • Yell,
    • Raid warning,
    • User-defined chat channel.

Things you have to know

There are some things that you cannot configure but that you should be aware of :

  • CastYeller is disabled when soloing,
  • Each spell has its own set of events, channels and conditions. You can only disable some of them, not add new ones.
  • A lot of announces use the pseudo-channel "broadcast". It is resolved dynamically :
    • If you're in a battleground, announces will be send to battleground chat (or dropped if it is disabled),
    • If you're in a raid, announces will be send to raid chat (or dropped if it is disabled),
    • If you're in a party, announces will be send to party chat (or dropped if it is disabled).
    • You can customize this feature with an option.


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Date created
Sep 29, 2008
Last updated
May 06, 2009

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