RealID Toons

RealID Toons

Adds the current character name of your Real ID and BattleTag friends to the alert informing you they have come online. Information is added to both the inline chat notification and the popup Toast window.

Alerts are populated with information based on the format string replacements you choose.
The following replacements are available:

  • $t - Character Name, uncolored
  • $T - Class Colored Character Name
  • $c - Class name
  • $C - Class Colored class name
  • $s - Realm (server) Name (only if different than the player's)
  • $S - Realm (server) Name (Always)
  • $f - Faction symbol (only if different from player, or on another server)
  • $F - Faction symbol (Always)
  • $l - Character level
  • $L - Character level (difficulty colored)
  • $r - Character race
  • $n - Friend note (only shown in Chat alerts)
  • $N - Friend note (always shown)

These options are available in the Interface Options, or by typing /ridt


A format string of $t - $l $r $c would expand to something like: Warriordude - 85 Human Warrior

Using the colored substitutes (i.e. $T - $L $r $C) would expand to, if you were on your level 1 bank toon: Warriordude - 85 Human Warrior


Q: My friend's character name is colored gray, what happened?
A: Some times the server is overloaded and will not return all the information about your friends, since the addon does not know what class your friend is playing the name is colored gray.

Q: My friend's character name is colored like they are on their previous toon, what happened?
A: Similar to the above question. Sometimes the wrong information is returned during periods of high load. I haven't been able to force this to happen, although I have seen it happen. I am working on trying to solve the issue efficiently.

Q: Your addon threw an error!
A: Please post a ticket, but first check to see if your problem has already been reported and that you are using the current version. Remember, being as detailed as possible in your report will help me fix it faster.


Version 2.3.0
-Fixes for updates to the Battle.Net platform

Version 2.2.0
-Fixes for supporting Twitter Integration

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  • Avatar of Starinnia Starinnia Apr 01, 2016 at 11:57 UTC - 0 likes

    @symbiosis: Go

    Sorry I couldn't get it fixed in time for the patch. Real life has been a bit nuts. Hopefully I can get it fixed over the weekend.

  • Avatar of symbiosis symbiosis Apr 01, 2016 at 06:18 UTC - 0 likes

    is there an update coming for the recent breaking (through an update) of most (all) chat addons?

  • Avatar of Nakedbanka Nakedbanka Jul 22, 2010 at 05:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Request: Real ID nicknames. In the real world, you aren't going to only invite your IRL friends to RealID and even if you did it can be hard to remember people. I've known a friend from school for 3 years and I only know him by his nickname. :D I realize this is a fairly common request but I haven't seen anywhere if its impossible or not and out of all the AddOns I use, I thought this one is most likely to include this feature (if its possible). I know you can create a custom log-in message for your friends with other AddOns so I thought I would ask.

    Even if it was a custom log-in message / note for each RealID friend.

    e.g [Stan Smith] (guy i run funwell with on other faction) has logged in. (Character)


  • Avatar of Starinnia Starinnia Jul 18, 2010 at 10:30 UTC - 0 likes

    It was changed back because I'm still working out the best way to implement that feature. Not sure if I want it to be an option or something that is always there.

  • Avatar of the_agent_1 the_agent_1 Jul 18, 2010 at 10:26 UTC - 0 likes

    why was the "linkify the toon name in the chat alerts, you can click to whisper the toon, right click for a menu like a normal player link"-feature changed back to way is was before? really enjoyed it... any way to make it optional? ;-)

  • Avatar of Starinnia Starinnia Jun 30, 2010 at 19:38 UTC - 0 likes

    I think I have accounted for all conditions where the BNet functions do not return data. Instead of throwing an error the character name is colored gray. I should have also fixed the hanging hyphen character if you have the optional realm name appended.

    If an error still appears, please file a new ticket. Thank you for bearing with me while I debugged the problems.

  • Avatar of Starinnia Starinnia Jun 30, 2010 at 19:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the report Stanzilla, give r23 a try, should fix that error and errors related to unavailable class data.

  • Avatar of Stanzilla Stanzilla Jun 30, 2010 at 18:56 UTC - 0 likes

    1x RealIDToons-1.0\Core.lua:55: bad argument #5 to 'format' (string expected, got nil) RealIDToons-1.0\Core.lua:55: in function <RealIDToons\Core.lua:41> RealIDToons-1.0\Core.lua:98: in function `filterFunc' Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2684: in function <Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2674>: (tail call): ?: Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2491: in function `ChatFrame_OnEvent': <string>:"*:OnEvent":1: in function <[string "*:OnEvent"]:1>

    Locals: presenceID = 6 toonID = 25 _ = false toon = "Ammnon" _ = "WoW" realm = "" _ = 0 _ = "" class = "" eClass = nil r = 160.65 g = 160.65 b = 160.65 (*temporary) = <function> @ Interface\FrameXML\RestrictedEnvironment.lua:92: reverseClassLookup = <table> { Warrior = "WARRIOR" Paladin = "PALADIN" Shaman = "SHAMAN" Rogue = "ROGUE" Mage = "MAGE" Druid = "DRUID" Priest = "PRIEST" Hunter = "HUNTER" Warlock = "WARLOCK" Death Knight = "DEATHKNIGHT" } myrealm = "Zirkel des Cenarius" getFactionString = <function> @ RealIDToons\Core.lua:26:


  • Avatar of Starinnia Starinnia Jun 27, 2010 at 21:31 UTC - 0 likes

    I have turned on localization for this project, there are only 4 strings used in the options menu. Feel free to contribute translations so that the addon will be all set when Patch 3.3.5 goes live in Europe/Asia.

  • Avatar of Starinnia Starinnia Jun 27, 2010 at 20:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @zohar101: the latest alphas have code for coloring the character name by class, thanks for the great suggestions

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  1. 1 Examples
  2. 2 FAQs
  3. 3 Changes


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