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2-22-2011 @ 7:26PM
BLESS YOU MOORE! This is THE PvP guide I've needed for a long time. Now if I could combine this with an even elementary understanding of macros and I may actually get better at this game. ;)/salute!
2-22-2011 @ 7:31PM
Now I have to figure out how to actually translate your color pattern to my G13. I hate the keyboard.
2-22-2011 @ 7:32PM
/cast [Spell Name] for basic stuff, if you have things like trinkets which don't use the GCD then you can tie them into a macro to use them both at one button press.#showtooltip [Spell Name] displays the button icon and spell info of whatever spell you wantThere's much more, but that's the basics. For example to change to Defensive Stance, equip my shield and hit Spell Reflect I do:#showtooltip Spell Reflect/cast Defensive Stance/equipslot (no. of slot, have to look them up) [Shield Name]/cast Spell ReflectIt requires two button presses, but since you just mash the same button twice it isn't too hard.Arena Junkies or community role models (eg Swifty for warriors) will have reams of macros you can use :)
2-22-2011 @ 8:15PM
Thanks Baba. That does help even though I have looked into it before. My crippling fear of CHANGE holds me back from really doing more with macros and my UI. I need to suck it up and just do it. :) I'd honestly pay someone to come and just modify the hell out of everything and I'd be forced to get used to it. Thankee!
2-23-2011 @ 5:34AM
It'd be a major disadvantage because 1. There is room for variation even among top rated players (Reckful uses Z and X for strafing for example) and 2. You may not understand why they bound certain abilities or their macros. My friend is a rank 4 glad (I think he may have gotten rank 2 after they removed titles for win-trading) and had a healer the same class as mine and let me jump around on it while he was away from keyboard. I found it far, far worse to heal than I normally would have: the only binding I got used to after half an hour of healing a 70 raid was flash heal, everything else was out of place and I didn't want to switch his abilities as it might throw a crucial arena match for him. He didn't have Grid, he used an addon for responding (I use "s" to respond to tells and r for holy nova) and he clicked his mount (I use z for a stopcasting and mount macro). Also, some of his macros were very complicated and I wouldn't be able to adapt to them unless I implemented them step by step. So I'd recommend changing things step by step, getting used to the new feel bit by bit. For example you could switch a few things to mouseover macros, especially if you download a nameplates addon. It depends on your class, but I find "#showtooltip /cast [target, harm, nodead] mouseover: shoot, shoot" to be useful on 6 classes, as it works with wands as well as physical ranged weapons. It will target the closest target that you're hovering your mouse over, then check whether it is neutral or worse in terms of standing, then will check if it is dead. If your mouse isn't hovering over an enemy, it will shoot at your current target. I use it for killing a totem or a critter without losing my current target. The modifier [focus] works in the same way but is a lot more difficult to find bindings for in my opinion. It is absolutely perfect for casters to get clutch ranged interrupts, CC or burst off, as in arena players will often line of sight or go on the defensive the instant they're targeted by an enemy caster, before they even get a spell off. The only issue is that sometimes you want to interrupt your current target and not your focus, so you'd need to essentially double your burst, CC and interrupt bindings for this to be effective (unless you don't already use the shift, ctrl and alt modifiers for other spells). You can use a macro /focus [target = mouseover] and kill a player you never even target for the duration of a match.Then there's buffs which can be used on yourself or other players, which you can use /cast [target = player] to cast on yourself without losing your current target, very handy in priest vs. priest matches where you want to use fear ward when the priest is in about 9 yards away. Finally, there's another macro I use on all my classes (except warrior), which goes "/y Sapped!" it's perfect for PUG BGs and TB, as if you spam it often enough someone will usually check you out and maybe even DoT the rogue.But I don't know everything about macros as I said, I had no clue how to use some of the gladiator's macros and a blood sport article about it would be appreciated.
2-23-2011 @ 10:57AM
I do extensive key bindings with a Logitech G510 keyboard. The G510 has 18 customizable G-keys to the left of the regular keyboard keys. What I do is align 3 vertical bars on the left side of my display to match the 3 vertical rows of G-keys. Then the keybindings are done so any ability can be dragged and dropped to the verticle bars, which automatically assigns abilities to the G-keys. Any ability shown above by Christian can be performed just by moving my left hand 2 inches to the left to the G-keys. I am not promoting the G510 keyboard, but just wanted to point out some alternative flexible key bindings for those wanting to explore further.
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