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#1 Aug 27 2009 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I decided I might try to post my experience with macro building and set-up to get any comments or suggestions from the rest of you out there in our community.

I'm always looking to maximize my potential and minimize my aggrivation when dealing with my macro setup, so feel free to make corrections you think would benefit me.

Also, if you like the way I set it up and want to mimic it, go to town.


Alright, here goes:

My macros function primarily from one main macro book and jump around between them a lot. It's not really as complicated as it sounds.

Macro Book 1 (My main page)

Ctl 1: Carbuncle
-/ma "Carbuncle" <me>
-/equip main "Apollo's Staff"
-/equip hands "Carbuncle Mitts"
-/equip body "YinYang Robe"
-/macro book 2
-Blank

Ctl 2: Titan
-/ma "Titan" <me>
-/equip main "Terra's Staff"
-/equip hands "Evoker's Bracers"
-/equip body "YinYang Robe"
-/macro book 3
-Blank

Ctl 3: Garuda
-/ma "Garuda" <me>
-/equip main "Auster's Staff"
-/equip hands "Evoker's Bracers"
-/equip body "YinYang Robe"
-/equip head "karura hashigane"
-/macro book 4

Ctl 4: Shiva
-/ma "Shiva" <me>
-/equip main "Aquilo's Staff"
-/equip hands "Evoker's Bracers"
-/equip body "YinYang Robe"
-/macro book 5
-Blank

Ctl 5: Ifrit
-/ma "Ifrit" <me>
-/equip main "Vulcan's Staff"
-/equip hands "Evoker's Bracers"
-/equip body "YinYang Robe"
-/macro book 6
-Blank

Ctl 6: Ramuh
-/ma "Ramuh" <me>
-/equip main "Thunder Staff" (No HQ yet)
-/equip hands "Evoker's Bracers"
-/equip body "YinYang Robe"
-/macro book 7
-Blank

Ctl 7: Leviathan
-/ma "Leviathan" <me>
-/equip main "Water Staff" (No HQ here either)
-/equip hands "Evoker's Bracers"
-/equip body "YinYang Robe"
-/macro book 8
-Blank

Ctl 8: Fenrir
-/ma "Fenrir" <me>
-/equip main "Pluto's Staff"
-/equip hands "Evoker's Bracers"
-/equip body "YinYang Robe"
-/macro book 9
-Blank

Ctl 9: Diabolos
-/ma "Diabolos" <me>
-/equip main "Pluto's Staff"
-/equip hands "Evoker's Bracers"
-/equip body "YinYang Robe"
-/macro book 10
-Blank

Ctl 0: Siphon
-/macro book 11
-Blank
-Blank
-Blank
-Blank
-Blank

Alt 1-6 Are blank but I usually use them for spells I frequently use

Alt 7: Cure III
-/ma "Cure III" <t>
-Blank
-Blank
-Blank
-Blank
-Blank

Alt 8: Divine Seal
-/ja "Divine Seal" <me>
-Blank
-Blank
-Blank
-Blank
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Alt 9: Stand
-/equip main "Apollo's Staff"
-/equip body "YinYang Robe"
-/equip back "Blue Cape +1"
-/equip sub "Staff Strap"
-Blank
-Blank

Alt 0: Rest
-/equip main "Pluto's Staff"
-/equip body "Errant Houppelande"
-/equip back "Invigorating Cape"
-/equip sub "Ariesian Grip" (mainly for campaign)
-Blank
-Blank


That's my main Macro book. All the other books link back to this main book as a root source.


Macro Book 2 (Carbuncle)

Ctl 1: Carbuncle
-/ma "Carbuncle" <me> (In case he dies during a fight)
-Blank
-Blank
-Blank
-Blank
-Blank

Ctl 2-7: Carbuncle's BPs in the order they were unlocked

Ctl 8: Blank

Ctl 9: Searing Light
-/pet "Searing Light" <bt>
-Blank
-Blank
-Blank
-Blank
-Blank

Ctl 0: Release
-/macro book 1
-/pet "Release" <me>
-/equip hands "Evoker's Bracers"
-/equip main "Apollo's Staff"
-Blank
-Blank


Macro books 3-10 are the identical to macro book 2. One for each Avatar


Macro book 11: Elemental Siphon

Ctl 1: Earth
-/ma "Earth Spirit" <me>

Crl 2: Air
-/ma "Air Spirit"

Ctl 3: Ice
-/ma "Ice Spirit"

Ctl 4: Fire
-/ma "Fire Spirit"

Ctl 5: Thunder
-/ma "Thunder Spirit"

Ctl 6: Water
-/ma "Water Spirit"

Ctl 7: Light
-/ma "Light Spirit"

Ctl 8: Dark
-/ma "Dark Spirit"

Ctl 9: Elemental Siphon
-/ja "Elemental Siphon" <me>
-/wait 2
-/pet "Release" <me>
-Blank
-Blank
-Blank

Ctl 0: Return
-/pet "Release" <me>
-/macro book 1
-Blank
-Blank
-Blank
-Blank


Alt 1: Siphon Gear
-/equip head "Elite Beret"
-/equip neck "Summoning Torque"
-/equip hands "Austere Cuffs"
-/equip legs "Austere Slops"
-/equip feet "Austere Salbots"
-/equip back "Astute Cape"

Alt 2: Standing Gear
-/equip head "Evoker's Horn"
-/equip neck "Grandiose Chain"
-/equip hands "Evoker's Bracers"
-/equip legs "Evoker's Spats"
-/equip feet "Evoker's Pigaches"
-/equip back "Blue Cape +1"

Alt 3-0 Are empty.... I dont really know what to do with them since all I use spirits for is to siphon them. What a pathetic fate, right?




Anywho... thats my setup. Please... any creative input would be greatly appreciated :)
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#2 Aug 27 2009 at 5:59 PM Rating: Good
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trick i learn from long ago which i assume most SMNs know, but i'll put it here just in case

u can have a lot of the avatar BPs in just 1 button...

/pet "Flaming Crush" <t>
/pet "Mountain Buster" <t>
/pet "Spinning Dive" <t>
/pet "Predator Claws" <t>
/pet "Rush" <t>
/pet "Chaotic Strike" <t>

since u can never have 2 different avatars out at the same time, u can be sure that when u push the macro, it'll be the BP from that "group" of BPs. i have one of all the magics, one of all the 70 rage BPs, one for the other rage BPs that's useful (Nether Blast, Eclipse Bite and such) and two for all the buffs and heals. whatever that's not on the list, i can just ctrl+B and pick it up when i need to.
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#3 Aug 28 2009 at 12:37 AM Rating: Good
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With my 5 hats, 5 bodies, 5 hands, 5 capes, 5 belts, 5 legs, 5 feet, 5 necks, etc you get the picture, I've just given up on in game macros.

SE would have done themselves a favor to make the armors cover everything instead of force me to have one for every situation.
#4 Aug 28 2009 at 3:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Mellowy wrote:
With my 5 hats, 5 bodies, 5 hands, 5 capes, 5 belts, 5 legs, 5 feet, 5 necks, etc you get the picture, I've just given up on in game macros.

SE would have done themselves a favor to make the armors cover everything instead of force me to have one for every situation.


But where would be the fun in that?
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#5 Aug 28 2009 at 8:02 AM Rating: Good
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Mine's fairly similar to OP, except I use macro sets instead of macro books, since I have several other books used for other scenarios so I can't afford to dedicate 11 books to SMN. So I have macro set 1 = your macro book 1 + book 2 (main macro set for summoning avatars, and Carbuncle macro set at same time). Macro set 2 is Fenrir, 3 is Ifrit, 4 is Titan, 5 is Leviathan, 6 is Garuda, 7 is Shiva, 8 is Ramuh, 9 is Diabolos, 0 is spirits/siphon (I did it in the order of elemental days, helped me memorize the order, which can come in handy). Ctrl-0 always releases current avatars and returns to macro set 1, Ctrl-1 always resummons current avatar.

An example of what this might look like for BP/release is:

Starting in macro set 1, with the following equipped:
Bahamut Staff
Staff Strap
Hedgehog Bomb
Summoner's Horn
Summoning Torque
Magnetic Earring
Loquacious Earring
Yinyang Robe
Marduk's Dastanas
Tamas Ring
Evoker's Ring
Astute Cape
Hierarch Belt
Summoner's Spats +1
Herald's Gaiters

I would hit Ctrl+8 to summon Ramuh:
/ma Ramuh <me>
/equip hands "Nashira Gages"
/equip feet "Evoker's Pigaches +1"
/macro set 8

Then Alt+1 to assault:
/pet Assault <t>

Then Alt+4 for BP timer reduction:
/equip body "Yinyang Robe" (redundant in this case, but this is for when I'm using Smn Doublet for perp down)
/equip head "Summoner's Horn" (also redundant, this is for when I'm meleeing and have Turban equipped before BP)
/equip hands "Smn. Bracers +1"
/equip feet "Smn. Pigaches +1"

Alt+5 for Chaotic Strike:
/pet "Chaotic Strike" <t>
/equip head "Marduk's Tiara"
/equip body "Royal Redingote" (augment pet:atk, pet:da/crit)
/equip neck "Sacrifice Torque"
/equip ear1 "Spinel Earring" (augment pet:acc)
/equip legs "Marduk's Shalwar"

after BP goes off, Alt+8 for perpetuation down gear:
/equip head "Summoner's Horn"
/equip body "Yinyang Robe" (this is where I change to Smn Doublet on the right day, if I change this macro to Smn Doublet then I'm wearing it in all the right conditions, although I do have to hit it once after summoning Ramuh unless I want to change the macro on my main set to equip it as well)
/equip hands "Nashira Gages"
/equip feet "Evoker's Pigaches +1"
/equip neck "Summoning Torque"
/equip legs "Smn. Spats +1" (these aren't really useful in perp down mode, but most SMN pants are hideous so I do it anyway... plus I kinda like the avatar:enmity+2)

OR, Alt+0 for Release:
/pet Release <me>
/equip body "Yinyang Robe" (redundant, again for when I'm using Smn Doublet)
/equip hands "Marduk's Dastanas"
/equip feet "Herald's Gaiters"
/macro set 1
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#6 Aug 28 2009 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm glad to see that someone else does things the way that I do. The only Reason I use books instead of sets is so that when Iopen my macro command from the main menu, I can see things easier. I just happen to play as a career SMN... so I have little need for extra books. It's silly, but I just like to be able to see them all laid out nicely.

Macro Book 12 is reserved for BLM in case I decide to lvl it past 37

Macro Book 13 is for WHM for the same reason as BLM

Macro Book 14 SCH... same thing

Macro Book 15 THF... ditto... but mainly for farming.

Macro Book 16-19 are empty :P

Macro Book 20 is for when I feel like doing teleports in Jeuno/WG. It has all kinds of witty little shouts and has a macro for each teleport and my warp macro back home. I even do a little dance routine while we wait for the tele to finish. I have too much time on my hands.

Either way. Thats the only reason I use books. For anyone who isn't a career SMN like myself, I totally agree with you on using sets. Absolutely more space friendly... no doubt ^^
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#7 Aug 28 2009 at 12:31 PM Rating: Good
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TaruTaruQuezacotl wrote:
Either way. Thats the only reason I use books. For anyone who isn't a career SMN like myself, I totally agree with you on using sets. Absolutely more space friendly... no doubt ^^

Well, we'll see about that. As you can see from my last post... I have used every set. So what do I plan to do when the new avatar(s) are introduced? Man I don't even know... kind of at a loss there...
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#8 Aug 28 2009 at 1:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Pergatory wrote:
So what do I plan to do when the new avatar(s) are introduced? Man I don't even know... kind of at a loss there...


o.O

I never gave any thought to that.

-_-

I'm screwed. lol

><

So much work to be done!!!

Edited, Aug 28th 2009 5:14pm by TaruTaruQuezacotl
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#9 Aug 29 2009 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Don't worry, either the new avatars are so good you won't be using a few of the old pacts, or they are also worthless and you can just choose the ones that look coolest.
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