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#1 Feb 04 2004 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm pretty sure the answer is no, but is there any way to get rid of the "Equipment Changed" message when you swap equipment?

/equip ammo "Bronze Bolt"
/range <t>

Is my current macro for shooting, since I don't want to worry about how many bolts are left, it's always full. But I'm sick of the 'Equipment Changed' msg everytime I shoot. I checked chat filters but couldn't find anything. I don't think you can get rid of it but, I thought I'd ask.
#2 Feb 04 2004 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I can understand why you'd run a macro like that, but in my case I found it just easier to use Alt+D for shooting, and have a reload macro for when I need it.

If you want to stick to this though, I'd check under the chat filters, I'm willing to bet one of the system message one's would affect it, though I have not tried this out myself.
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#3 Feb 04 2004 at 3:28 PM Rating: Decent
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can understand why you'd run a macro like that, but in my case I found it just easier to use Alt+D for shooting, and have a reload macro for when I need it.


Try it, you might like it. I used to keep a reload macro separate but why would you need to if the sample macro above takes care of it all in one? Not only that but having to juggle a reload macro in the heat of busy fight isn't my cup of tea. I use the same equip ammo command for fishing bait.

As far as the "equipment changed" msg I'm not sure....I have a nagging suspicion the chat filters may not take care of that either but you can try. I guess that just never bothered me and it's also a good indicator of when you're down to your last stack when you don't see it anymore.
#4 Feb 04 2004 at 3:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, I have lots of /echo commands in my macros, and if you could somehow filter the "Equipment changed" message out, you would likely filter out the /echos, as well.

Additionally, I'm not sure how useful changing before each shot is. When you're using lowbie ammo, and all of your stacks are loose, that's great and fine. Once you hit 14, I would assume you'd be using quivers, which makes this macro pointless. Once you run out of loose arrows, you'll have to use some quivers anyway.

I personally set it up so that I have 2 loose stacks of arrows, and I do an ammo change before a WS. This way, I'll never miss the WS, and the only time I'll run out of arrows is when firing normal shots, in which case I just hit the following macro:

/item "[type] Quiver" <me>
/wait 2
/equip Ammo "[type] Arrow"

Even if you use the re-equip-every-shot macro, you'll need at least two loose stacks of arrows, and there's functionally no advantage over my method. In fact, using your method, it's possible that you would have to use quivers twice in one battle, because both of your stacks should run dry within a couple of shots of each other. I'll never have to use more than one quiver per battle, as I do the ammo change straight to the fresh 99 and stay there until the next WS.
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#5 Feb 04 2004 at 5:33 PM Rating: Decent
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I never thought of the quivers, being only 1 item and all. I shouldn't have it on each shot and now that I think about it I don't know why I did. Anyways, thanks for the input.
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