Ever wanted an LFG-style ‘Looking-for-Raid’? One where you can tell with no BS how many bosses a player has downed or how much Hit they have and quickly form up for raid? Well, there’s Raid Finder!
Unfortunately the original creator, Redcruxs, hasn’t updated his Raid Finder since Nov 2013. Luckily for us, Johnnycash@Deepwood has created an updated version of the addon called “New Raid Finder”.
You can check it out here: New Raid Finder. Once installed there should be an “RF” button () in the middle of the screen that you can drag to a convenient location. Click on it to open the “New Raid Finder” window. (If you don’t see it, make sure the Addon is enabled by going to ESC -> Addons. If you still can’t see the button, type /reloadui).
Below you can find a quick run-down of the addon:
The first tab of the New Raid Finder is the ‘Post Tab’. Here you can select and write info that will appear in the Raids/Players tabs. It will auto-fill some information like your Hit and how many bosses you’ve killed in each tier (although it doesn’t seem to calculate T2 bosses properly right now).
Since the Hit is auto-filled, raid leaders don’t have to worry about people lying about their Hit. You can also apply for multiple raid types. Hit the ‘LFG – Post’ button to post and when you are no longer looking, hit the ‘Stop Posting’ button.
T1 = How many bosses you’ve killed in T1
T2 = How many bosses you’ve killed in T2
RC = How many raids you’ve cleared in NTCQ = How many Conqueror achieves you’ve got in NT
Right now there seems to be some bugs with this section of the addon not counting T2 kills or counting Raid Clears.
On the raid lead side you’ve got ‘Roles Needed’, ‘Raid Type’, ‘Loot Type’ and extra notes. You can also select the channel # and broadcast it on top of adding it to the raid finder.
The ‘Raids’ tab is for players looking for raids and lists all current LFMs with all the necessary information. Simply click on a raid and the ‘Apply To Join’ button to join up. There’s a search field as well as various filters you can use.
The ‘Players’ tab is for raid leaders looking for players. There’s a Search field and various filters for raid leaders as well to find the players they want. Hit the ‘Apply to Invite’ button to invite them.
The ‘Status’ tab displays all players that have requested an invite or all raid leaders that have invited you to their raid. You can accept or remove as you wish.
Settings are to Lock the button that you access; Enable Button Flash when something new pops up like an invite or new player asking for an invite and even to Enable Text-based Alerts.
Lost? Just check the Instructions tab and it should give you more information about navigating through the addon. It’s simple!
The New Raid Finder is relatively new having been uploaded at the start of April. There won’t be many users using the New Raid Finder right now, but I recommend giving the addon a go anyway. Over time as it gains popularity it should start to become a lot more active!
- Download: New Raid Finder
- Thread: New Raid Finder Info. Got feedback or suggestions? Send them here!