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6-17-2009 @ 1:47PM
As far as I'm concerned, this will do just fine, though I'd really like to see chord based hotkeys, for example: Capslock+(1, 4 in sequence) - for Strength of Earth, Capslock+(1, 2) for earthbind, Capslock+(3,3) for Windfury. To access assignable Element/Totem combinations. Then release the base key to drop them. So if the above combinations were assigned, it would be Caps+(1,4,3,3) to drop Strength of Earth and Windfury upon releasing Caps. It seems like a lot, 5 keypresses to drop two totems, but a) totems require some forethought anyway, b) once you've done it a half dozen times, the common sequences will only take a split-second to key in, and c) you could custom cast any combination on-the-fly, without reaching for your mouse.But then, I'm really comfortable with firing off key sequences quickly, so I guess it's not for everyone.And obviously this would mean disabling capslock for use as capslock. Although that was just an example.
6-17-2009 @ 2:36PM
I'm guessing... emacs user, right?(It's okay, so am I! I'd love to be able to assign key combos and write macros with elisp...)
6-17-2009 @ 2:41PM
Chords are used effectively in a lot of business applications. It's not so different from hitting Exit on your average file menu by sequencing Alt F X. Or for any .Net developers familiar with Visual Studio, Ctrl+K Ctrl+C to comment out a section. I'm not saying make it random, I'm saying that being able to dial-up whatever totems you want with a quick sequence of Element,Totem pairs might be faster for some players than clicking a button. Especially if they're using the mouse to target something, move, or activate another ability at the same time.
6-19-2009 @ 2:27PM
I like the part about disabling capslock for use as capslock. There would be a lot less yelling in trade chat :)As for the keysequences I agree that for most people it would be overcomplicated. Especially since they said that you can set it up to just drop 2 or 3 totems at once with one click(or hotkey probably). And having 3 sets to set up would give most people plenty of options to pre-arrange totem groups for various times. I've been using totem timers and I usually change my default totems when i switch between questing and pvp and occasionally during dungeons depending on what we are fighting.
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