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    Macro switches help

    I am trying to build a couple of macros to help myself manage some buffs easier and I'm pretty sure I've seen a modifyer out there that checks whether or not a buff is active.
    Either through scripting or through a simple IF THEN ELSE statement.

    What I want to achieve is a trigger for 'Hunger for Blood' that only works if the buff isn't already running to prevent clipping/unneccesary energy waste. But I figure that it'd work on any similar buff as well.

    So basically.
    IF (no buff active) THEN /cast HfB ELSE /cast whatever... Rupture, Mutilate, Slice n Dice even...
    or
    IF (buff active) THEN /cast whatever ELSE /cast HfB

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    Re: Macro switches help

    I do vaugely remember something about being able to check for the existence of a buff, but what I do know is that a macro canot perform an action based on the presence or lack of a buff.
    There are certain conditions which are not macroable for reason of being considered automation, and based on a buff is one of them.
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    Re: Macro switches help

    I very much doubt that even a script would be able to do that without breaching the ToS. You definitely can't set conditions in macros. It would make the game far too automated. >.<
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    Re: Macro switches help

    I suppose that's one of those things that was taken out then, to prevent completely automating things.
    I'll just mod it with alt or shift.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Macro switches help

    The ability for macros to change based on buffs was removed in the Great Automation Nerf of Patch 1.11 or 1.12, 3.5 years ago.
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