Thread: Macros

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    Macros

    Do I need macros to be top tier pvp player? Actually I dont even understand what those macros are for.

    Thanks.

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    Yes you do, some focus interrupt, fear, charge macro is an absolute MUST, no one can as fast as an focus interrupt with switching targets.

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    Especially when addons are prohibited in tournaments.
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    No, it's neither harassment NOR ninja'ing to roll on any item the system allows one to.

    Nor is it against any rules to votekick a member from the group - one person can't do it, apparently someone agreed with the rogue.

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    Can you be more precise? Like I said, im not familiar with what macros are for.

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    It allows you to perform multiple actions with a single button like:
    Code:
    #showtooltip
    /petpassive
    /petfollow
    /cancelaura Ice Block
    /cast Invisibility
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    No, it's neither harassment NOR ninja'ing to roll on any item the system allows one to.

    Nor is it against any rules to votekick a member from the group - one person can't do it, apparently someone agreed with the rogue.

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    The most common macros people use are for pretargeted focus, arenatarget, or party abilities. Basically these let you control/interrupt/etc. units that you don't have targeted faster and more easily. You don't really need to have a setup like that, but faster reactions on your interrupts and instant ccs will have a noticeable effect on your play. If you're just more comfortable only using your normal target frame, I'd at least recommend binding arena targets so you can switch them more quickly and accurately.


    Edit: These look something like:

    /cast [@focus] polymorph

    When used, this macro would start casting polymorph on your focus target instead of your current target. With a few macros like this, you can control one player while damaging another, for example.
    Last edited by nerdjames; 2013-02-10 at 07:03 PM.

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    I have changed targets using tab, but problem is that it often times picks up target i did not mean to target.

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    Yes you definitely do. Macros are probably the next most important thing after keybinds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cle View Post
    I have changed targets using tab, but problem is that it often times picks up target i did not mean to target.
    And that's why you use specific macros for your focus target, mouseover target and your target/focus arena 123.
    Clicking on a frame, or tabbing and hoping you have the right target is a waste of time if you play on a very high level

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    Warrior macro.

    /cast Charge
    /cast Hamstring

    It makes you charge your target and apply hamstring

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    Macros do offer an edge, I find it always pays to use a few of them.

    I have in the past done pvp without macros (mostly due to being lazy to set them up for an alt), yes you can still compete but it is making it harder for yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquamonkey View Post
    Especially when addons are prohibited in tournaments.
    he doesnt know how macros work, lets not get ahead of ourselves here.

    but yes. macros save yourself time by clicking/button mashing. faster=better, usually...
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    Having a powershift macro as a Druid is pretty much a necessity. Having grip and lifeswap macros for party1 and party2 on my Spriest I couldn't live without. One shot macros help a lot, cuts out like 0.5s if you press all your abilities separately which could be the difference between the enemy reacting or not.

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    top tier as in tournament player? probably
    gladiator? no, but having some macros will make your job a lot easier

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