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#1 Dec 15 2013 at 5:11 PM Rating: Good
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First off I am a feral druid. Just looking for a few macros to make playing require less frantic movements around my keyboard.

To start off, I would like a macro that will cast Rip when the target's health is above 25% or if the target does not have the Rip DoT on it. Otherwise I would like the macro to cast Ferocious Bite.

I would also like a macro that casts Thrash when the target does not have the Thrash DoT on it, otherwise the macro should cast Swipe.

These should help me learn the coding definition of wow macros enough for me to learn how to write my own macros.
Thanks ahead of time. I will ask for more help in future posts if need-be.
#2 Dec 15 2013 at 7:48 PM Rating: Excellent
Unfortunately these macros aren't possible in WoW. Back before the first expansion they might have been, but people were using too many macros like these to play their classes, essentially turning things into "press one button over and over to win." So they changed it with the 2.0 patch, removing a lot of conditionals from the macro system.

You can use macros to cast abilities on your target/focus/someone by name while you aren't targeting them. You can use macros to cast abilities in a certain order. You can use macros to, say, cast a heal if the target is friendly or a shadowbolt if the target is not.

You just can't tell a macro "if this, then this" in most cases.

Edited, Dec 15th 2013 8:51pm by IDrownFish
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#3 Dec 15 2013 at 7:55 PM Rating: Good
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Oh I see. The post I read earlier today must have been outdated then. Somebody listed their macros that had conditions in them and I instantly started coming up with ideas for macros that I could use. I can see why they would change it. Even with my mild experience in programming I could spend a few hours on a couple macros that would make my game-play just like that. Thank you for informing me.
#4 Dec 16 2013 at 8:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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Condition checks don't work in macros, but you can get an addon that will show an icon for whatever ability you should use next.

It's called Ovale Spell Priority, and I highly recommend it and this script to go with it for Feral/Guardian Druids. It will essentially show you a giant icon next to your character with the ability you should use next to maintain an optimal rotation. If you enable the AOE icon, it will show Thrash and then Swipe if Thrash is up on the target. It also shows whether to use Rip or Ferocious Bite, again based on conditions on the target.

You still need both abilities on your action bar, but Druids are fortunately blessed with few abilities (thank you, shapeshifting).
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#5 Dec 17 2013 at 11:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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IDrownFish of the Seven Seas wrote:
You can use macros to, say, cast a heal if the target is friendly or a shadowbolt if the target is not.
Words can't express how happy I was when I first learned you could macro that kind of thing. It's right up there with learning I could eat and drink at the same time.

PvP healing became so much more fun at that point. Smiley: lol
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#6 Dec 19 2013 at 3:24 PM Rating: Good
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For instance:

/cast [nomod,help] Flash Heal; [nomod,harm] Mind Flay
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