Thursday, February 22, 2007

Macros

Now that I have hit 70 and find myself with a bit more time I am focusing on my alts and something I've not used very heavily in the past: Macros. Now at first glance I was impressed but now I am beside-myself-enthusiastic and wondering why I didn't start using them earlier!

Some Examples: (I am writing these off the top of my head so if I make a mistake, sorry!)
-your button clicks such as [button:2] which means the second button on your mouse have to come first. I found that out this morning as I was tweaking scripts.
-Be precise in spelling or your macro won't work, when in doubt just mouseover your old buttons.
-You can use just about any key (save those that are already assigned) as modifiers when casting. Most times I would stick to the ones that don't do anything such as shift, alt, ctrl, etc.
-I don't know if other mouse buttons work but I am going to try that later.
-The left click option for your buttons has to come at the end of the macro. All modifiers to between the right mouse click and the left mouse click.

Name: AE
Purpose: AoE Farming
Description: This wonderful little macro allows me to cast my low level Arcane Explosion with a right click on the button for pulling mobs as I go and then cast my powerful AE when I am ready to kick some ass.
Script:
/cast [button:2] Arcane Explosion (Rank 1); Arcane Explosion

Name: Drink/Eat
Purpose: One click yummies!
Description: Saves me four buttons, instead of having to click two different buttons to summon food and another two to eat/drink I have one button for all of it!
Script:
/use [nomodifier] Conjured Mountain Spring Water
/use [nomodifier] Conjured Cinnamon Roll
/cast [modifier:shift] Conjure Cinnamon Roll; [modifier:ctrl] Conjure Mountain Spring Water

A little clarification on this one: Your left click causes you to both eat and drink at the same time. The first stack you summon will show as the total on the button. If you're like me you always have two even stacks of both food and water so it pans out just fine. Alternately if you would want to do ether/or you could always make one a left click and the other a right click by separating them as such: (At least I think you can do it this way)

/use [button:2] Conjured Cinnamon Roll; Conjured Mountain Spring Water
/cast [modifier:shift] Conjure Cinnamon Roll; [modifier:ctrl] Conjure Mountain Spring Water

Name: Teleport
Purpose: One click for any destination!
Description: Instead of having buttons for each city on my bar I can have one button with a few mods that can take me to any city I please! (Insert Portal: instead of Teleport: to portal people around and you have another five buttons cleared.)
Script:
/cast [button:2] Teleport: Ironforge; [modifier:alt] Teleport: Darnassus; [modifier:shift] Teleport: Stormwind; [modifier:ctrl] Teleport: Exodar; Teleport: Shattrath

I made a few others and I will post them when I get time.

2 comments:

Victor Barreiro said...

Hello!

Here through Tobold's blog.

I was just wondering a couple of things.

a) Got any shaman macros so I can scream somethign while making a special attack?

b) How easy is blogger to use? I was hoping to make a blogger for my own WoW experiences. I could really use some input as I'm not too knowledgable with HTML.

Mr. Gone said...

Very easy, all you have to do is type some stuff into a box and you're good.

As for shaman macros, I'll post a few.