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Hi - I've seen, but cannot find, a macro command that will allow me to drop Blizzard at my location.  Can anyone provide the solution? I'd also be interested in a second macro that does the same but drops Blizzard and Ice Storm at my location.

 

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2 hours ago, Nerio72 said:

I believe the command would be:

"powexec_location me Blizzard"

Self

/macro BL "powexec_location self Blizzard"

/macro IS "powexec_location self Ice Storm"

 

Target versions (for when a bunch is scary and I want to attack from afar)

/macro BT "powexec_location target Blizzard"

/macro IT "powexec_location target Ice Storm"

 

(I *think* that's the correct slash)

 

I use these on my Ice/Fire blapper. First two are on Bar 1, powers themselves are above them (to watch the recharge) and then the ranged versions live above them ahgain in Bar 3. 

 

 

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Is there a way to create a macro that will target glowies?  If not every glowie, a majority of the generic ones?

 

Trying to find something that would help with stealthing missions on large maps, such as the map I played last night where I had to rescue 3 citizens on a huge outdoor map.

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3 hours ago, wjrasmussen said:

Can a macro call another macro?

 

Can we do any kind of switching based on mob target type?

No, I don't think so.

 

No, I don't think so.

 

The only logic I can think to program into macros/binds is an attack rotation by using rotating bindloadfilesilent commands to rebind the key to the next attack in the rotation. You'd need exactly as many bind files as you have attacks in the rotation.

 

But that's a bind, not a macro. Macros are slightly more limited.

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21 hours ago, Fatal Tech said:

Is there a way to create a macro that will target glowies?  If not every glowie, a majority of the generic ones?

 

Glowies don't always seem to have an 'instance name' that can be targeted, but the most useful addition you can make to your targeting options is the Master Targeting Bind:

/bind ADD target_custom_next base

That makes the numpad-plus key a tap that will search through every discrete object in view — foes, friends, doors(!), hostages, and most objective/glowies. Easy key to tap with your mouse hand.

 

When you can't find the last hostage, go to a high place and slowly turn while whacking +. Move to other places with a good view of some part of the map and repeat. That stupid civ will show up even if you can't see them with normal vision.

 

Pet-runners will probably want to add notmypet to the string, so that you aren't endlessly targeting your zombie doggie bots.

 

Not really recommended because it limits the search, but an "objects/hostages/junk"-only search would be:

/bind ADD target_custom_next base notteammate notmypet

...which will pretty much only search for objects and foes. (Oddly, adding notalive will cause the search to skip many objects.)

 

A good time to add the targeted targeting binds, too:

/bind CTRL+SUBTRACT "beginchat /bind SUBTRACT target_custom_next enemy alive "
/bind SUBTRACT "target_custom_next enemy alive Sorc"

Whack Ctrl-Numpad Minus and type in part of the foe name you're looking for. Hit Return.

 

Ctrl-minus now searches for that badge foe, boss, sapper, whatever. Fast to update as needed. (The starting bind uses Sorc for Tsoo Sorcerers, can be changed.)

 

This ONLY works on actual names, not supergroup/villain group/foe associations like "Family" or "Warriors." You have to specify part of an actual name.

 

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Could I target closest enemy then next on the same bind? How would it would?

 

/bind T "target_enemy_next$$target_enemy_near"

 

Would that just go to closest then next then back to closest?

 

Also is there any boss kind of target?

 

I've gone through a few pages but it's getting annoying and I thought it would be easier to ask. Closest I've found is 

 

/bind b "target_custom_next enemy alive Boss"

 

/em shrug

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22 hours ago, Captain_Paragon said:

Could I target closest enemy then next on the same bind? How would it would?

 

No, one command or the other would be ignored and the last one processed would result in your target. Since there are four options for target_custom_ (near, far, prev, next) you should be able to select one that works best. You nearly always want _next, since (as far as I have ever been able to tell) its first result is always the same as _near, and it then progresses by distance to the furthest target.

 

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Also is there any boss kind of target?

 

I've gone through a few pages but it's getting annoying and I thought it would be easier to ask. Closest I've found is 

 

/bind b "target_custom_next enemy alive Boss"

 

No, there is no targeting method that works by foe level, class, group or type. All targeting is by name... which you can use to your advantage.

 

Use something like /bind CTRL+T target_custom_next enemy alive Sap — this will target ONLY [Nemesis] Sappers, the little b*stards. Substitute any valid name or part of a name string for 'Sap' and away you go. But again, it's only for NAMES... you can't use Boss or Nemesis or Lieutenant.

 

There's a good section on how to use the custom targeting commands and name-string targeting in the Guide, and another post just went into some detail on how to manage this command — see it here.

 

/em victory

 

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Macro question:

 

/macro_image "IceBlast_Blizzard" Ice "powexec_location target Blizzard$$powexec_location target Sleet"

 

I want it to drop Sleet and then Blizzard on my target. I assumed I would have to press it twice but it is only dropping Sleet. A second click only queues up Sleet again. 

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You can't use two attack powers in a macro.  Only one will ever fire.  What you can do is this:

 

blizzard-sleet1.txt

0 "powexec_location target Blizzard$$bindloadfile blizzard-sleet2.txt"

 

blizzard-sleet2.txt

0 "powexec_location target Sleet$$bindloadfile blizzard-sleet1.txt"

 

This  makes it when you press "0" it fires off Blizzard and then loads a new power into the "0" location, Sleet.  When pressed a second time it then fires Sleet and reloads the first file.  It will toggle back and forth between the two files every time "0" is pressed.

 

Hope this helps.

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Hello,

running a lvl 50 Archery/Tactical arrow blaster.

Want to do:

Fire off my Oil Slick Arrow

Target the Oil Slick

Fire off my Blazing Arrow to set it alight

 

self targeting the oil slick in combat is difficult for me with all the other members powers going off so I would like a macro or bind to target it for me.

Similiar to finding sappers and named bosses but am not sure how do do that as the oil slick is a pet not a foe.

In a perfect world I would like the macro to target the slick and fire of Blazing Arrow but have no idea if this is possible.

The most important bit for me is the targeting help.

 

Any help/advise/alternative solutions will be gratefully received.

Thanks guys

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2 hours ago, SuperPlyx said:

@Jacktar  Try this and see is it works:

/macro OilFire "powexecname Blazing Arrow$$target_name Oil Slick"

Hello SuperPlyx, thanks so much for the info, going to make my gameplay time so much better.

The macro is only doing the targeting bit on first click and I have to click again to get it to fire Blazing Fire.

However doing two clicks and a guaranteed fire lighting moment is just brilliant compared to what I was messing about before 👍👏😀

I are a happy bunny, thank you again, cheers

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