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#1 Mar 20 2011 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Decided to destroy a few grand worth of herbs for the darkmoon cards and gotta say that milling is in desperate need of an auto-mill feature. Found a macro though to make milling and prospecting a bit less painful though -

/cast Prospecting or Milling
/use herb/ore

You need to swap the name of the herb or ore each time but at least it reduces the process down to just a button push. What's the code for adding a pause to a macro so that you could hit the button and then mill/prospect, wait for it to finish and autoloot and then have it do it again - that way you could take out a whole stack or more with a single button push?

Can you combine macros as well? For example, make a macro that does an entire stack and then make a second macro that activates the first, then waits for however long it takes the first to finish and then activates it again, thus taking out several stacks with a single button?
#2 Mar 20 2011 at 1:42 PM Rating: Good
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You'll have to push the button for each mill, multiple actions per click aren't possible in any way for as far as I know due to the possibilities of abuse.
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#3 Mar 20 2011 at 6:58 PM Rating: Good
You can do

/cast Milling
/use Cinderbloom
/use Heartblossom
/use Whiptail
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..
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but you have to make sure everything is in stacks of 5, if you get close to being done with cinderbloom and you have 3 left it will say you don't have enough and will have to like put it in the bank or something, it will continue on down the /use list.
#4 Mar 21 2011 at 10:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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The same basic macro works for disenchanting, if you're crafting e.g. jewelry for the saronite/obsidium/elementium shuffle, or BS/LW gear for illusion dust/eternal essences.
#5 Mar 21 2011 at 7:19 PM Rating: Good
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I guess the big question is why hasn't Blizz given us a DE/Mill/Prospect window like miners have a smelting window?

I'd even be happy if it simply created a window that you can drop 20 items into and then hit "destroy" and let it start scrapping the stuff.
#6 Mar 21 2011 at 8:53 PM Rating: Default
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are you able to give an example of one, or a link to where one is shown?
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#7 Mar 22 2011 at 8:30 AM Rating: Good
I can understand doing that for milling and prospecting, as there are a limited amount of herbs/ore to deal with in the box, but I don't know how they would do it for DE. To list every single item would be a total waste of time and resources, but if they simply did like uncommon, rare, epic, then you really don't know which one is being DE'd.

Though I agree it would be nice if they did milling/prospecting like smelting where I can "set it and forget it!"
#8 Mar 22 2011 at 12:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hyolith, Hero Among Heroes wrote:
I can understand doing that for milling and prospecting, as there are a limited amount of herbs/ore to deal with in the box, but I don't know how they would do it for DE. To list every single item would be a total waste of time and resources, but if they simply did like uncommon, rare, epic, then you really don't know which one is being DE'd.

Exactly. The auctioneer Enchantrix module has auto-disenchant settings. These are aimed at advanced users of a complex addon, and they /still/ have to be ringed with fearsome warnings. And you still don't get as much control as you'd like, at least without risking e.g. gear you're wearing.
#9 Mar 22 2011 at 12:41 PM Rating: Good
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Champions Online has a system for "disenchanting" that works very well, you pretty much drop everything you want to destroy into a bag of sorts, see what kind of mats you can expect from it (If I recall correctly) and one click destroys everything.
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#10 Mar 22 2011 at 7:57 PM Rating: Decent
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I can understand doing that for milling and prospecting, as there are a limited amount of herbs/ore to deal with in the box, but I don't know how they would do it for DE.


Like I said, just make it a container that you drop the thing in - give it, say, 16 slots and a button and when pushed, it asks if you're sure you want to trash everything in it and if yes, it'll self DE the same way you smelt.
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