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    "Demo Banner Active" - "Demo Banner Down"

    I'm almost ashamed to post this question. I've seen streams and videos of warriors popping CDs and have a /say message stating that the CD is up, then an auto message saying the CD is down. How do I make a macro to do this?

    Thanks for the help.

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    /yell demo banner up
    /in 15 /yell demo banner down
    but you need a library to do that (Ace) or you can get an spell announcer addon

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    if you have an Ace library installed (many popular addons have one), you can do the following:

    /cast *war banner name*
    /say *war banner name* active
    /in *warbanner duration* /say *war banner name* duration

    however, this macro says the lines every time you press it. there is no way for a macro to stop proceeding if a spell fails to cast for some reason. if you want something that only says it once, you need an addon like mentioned above. these listen to combat log events to indicate someone cast the spell to basically execute the above /say and /in X /say lines.
    Because I want to say this every single day but don't want it to get a drag:
    1) The ingame store will only sell timesaver items. It won't affect balance.
    2) No, getting to 100 in half the time isn't pay2win. raids don't start until the second week, everyone has time to get there.
    4) getting charms faster is also not pay2win. getting those is easy, but not everyone has the time or want for dailies.

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    I personally do my shouts through Weak Aura, pretty easy to set up and it won't yell on a failed attempt.

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    Clampys Weak auras protection group has this built in.
    Personally, i use dbm for this:
    /dbm broadcast timer 00:15 Demo Banner

    You'll get a nice progress bar counting down thats raid wide, optionally you can add /s Demo banner down or w/e

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    I think slamandawe does this too.

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    I use "GetBannered" and "GetRallyingCried" addons.

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    Those messages are worthless spam to be honest. Anyone that actually cares about knowing when raid CDs are up should have auras to track them.

    Broadcasting a dbm timer is even worse than spamming chat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Requiel View Post
    /yell demo banner up
    /in 15 /yell demo banner down
    but you need a library to do that (Ace) or you can get an spell announcer addon
    you can get addon called slashin... it allows the use of /in command

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crucious View Post
    I'm almost ashamed to post this question. I've seen streams and videos of warriors popping CDs and have a /say message stating that the CD is up, then an auto message saying the CD is down. How do I make a macro to do this?

    Thanks for the help.
    This is a fine question to ask and learn from others. I personally use RSA as already suggested. I like RSA as you can easily see all you CDs, adjust which ones announce, what it says and it also has a nice feature called Smart Group which automatically announces in your instance, raid or party along with /say or /yell if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalmah View Post
    Those messages are worthless spam to be honest. Anyone that actually cares about knowing when raid CDs are up should have auras to track them.

    Broadcasting a dbm timer is even worse than spamming chat.
    You do know it takes one click to disable the timers from dbm, right ?
    My dps hates me for it, my healers love me for it, cant make everyone happy i guess... :P
    Last edited by santa666; 2013-04-25 at 09:58 AM.

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    BigWigs common auras, has bars built in for this which are more useful than just /say or /yell
    But if you still want to do this for whatever reason I would recommend using WeakAuras

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