Simple Interrupt Announce

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Simple Interrupt Announce

Copyright 2011-2019 BeathsCurse (Bowmore - Silvermoon EU)


Simple Interrupt Announce (SIA) is a World of Warcraft addon that aims to be a relatively simple and efficient, yet flexible interrupt announcer. The main use of such an addon is to help coordinate interrupts in raids.


SIA stores settings for how to announce interrupts based on your grouping status. So you can have separate settings for when you are solo, in an instance group, party, or raid.

For each of these four statuses, SIA can announce your own interrupts, and those of other people/pets in your party/raid.

Announcing is based on modes, which decide what channel the announcement goes to. They can be: off, self, say, instance, party, and raid.

The default settings are:

status       own    other
solo        self      N/A
instance    self     self
party       self     self
raid         say     self

So, when you are playing solo, you will get your own interrupts announced to yourself, and not see others. When in an instance group or party, your own interrupts and other peoples interrupts will be announced to yourself. When in a raid, your own interrupts will be announced in say, and you will see other peoples interrupts announced to yourself.

Own covers interrupts made by you or your pet, other covers interrupts made by any player or pet in your party/raid.

Instance groups are groups/raids created by the instance finder (LFD/LFR/etc.)

SIA can optionally play a sound when announcing. In the configuration panel you can select one of the default sounds, or you can add your own custom sound files to Interface/AddOns/SimpleInterruptAnnounce with one of these names: sound1.mp3, sound2.mp3, sound1.ogg, sound2.ogg.

Slash Commands

You can enable and disable announcing with

/sia on
/sia off

You can use

/sia <status>

to see what the modes are for that status. And

/sia <status> [own [other]]

to set the mode for own and other interrupts respectively.

For switching modes in macros, a special compact syntax is supported; an exclamation mark followed by eight characters, two (own and other) for each of the four statuses. Each character can be: o = off, m = self, s = say, i = instance, p = party, r = raid. If a character is not one of these, the corresponding mode is not changed.

Here are a few examples:

/sia party         - print current party modes
/sia solo self     - when solo, own interrupts to yourself
/sia raid say self - when raid, own to say, others to self
/sia !mommmmsm     - set default modes