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tanking macro greater than button pressing tank?

Postby Minnerva » Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:44 pm

I am a button presser when it comes to tanking, i was wondering if using a macro with the 696969 tanking be faster than actually pressing the buttons since i can't seem to learn to bind keys because i will forget what keys i bind.
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Re: tanking macro greater than button pressing tank?

Postby credible » Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:57 pm

Minnerva wrote:I am a button presser when it comes to tanking, i was wondering if using a macro with the 696969 tanking be faster than actually pressing the buttons since i can't seem to learn to bind keys because i will forget what keys i bind.



Hiya,I would have to say,that it would be better and more efficient to be a key binder as apposed to a clicker noob"Like myself"

But there is not a chance in you know what of myself taking the time to learn that,I realize I have not done hard modes yet,but I'm sorry,as my guild progresses and I do,it is not gonna be a problem,would it be easier if we all were key binders,I would probably have to agree:)

I can count on 1 hand the amount of times,that if I had turned quicker,we would have done something,without wiping,as
far as I'm concerned your more likely to have server lag or latency be an issue then folks being clickers:)

The most important part of the pve part of this game,is to have competent players,from there,you can do everything the game has to offer,imho:)
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Re: tanking macro greater than button pressing tank?

Postby Minnerva » Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:16 pm

credible wrote:
Minnerva wrote:I am a button presser when it comes to tanking, i was wondering if using a macro with the 696969 tanking be faster than actually pressing the buttons since i can't seem to learn to bind keys because i will forget what keys i bind.



Hiya,I would have to say,that it would be better and more efficient to be a key binder as apposed to a clicker noob"Like myself"

But there is not a chance in you know what of myself taking the time to learn that,I realize I have not done hard modes yet,but I'm sorry,as my guild progresses and I do,it is not gonna be a problem,would it be easier if we all were key binders,I would probably have to agree:)

I can count on 1 hand the amount of times,that if I had turned quicker,we would have done something,without wiping,as
far as I'm concerned your more likely to have server lag or latency be an issue then folks being clickers:)

The most important part of the pve part of this game,is to have competent players,from there,you can do everything the game has to offer,imho:)


what the hell does that have to do with the post? i asked which was better, I am asking if there is any significance between the two
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Re: tanking macro greater than button pressing tank?

Postby Invisusira » Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:35 pm

I have a castsequence macro for the 6 second abilities, Shield and Hammer or Righteousness. The other three are too situational and, imo, should not be put in a macro.

Just pick a keybind and stick to it. You'll get used to the keys quickly.
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Re: tanking macro greater than button pressing tank?

Postby Minnerva » Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:19 pm

Invisusira wrote:I have a castsequence macro for the 6 second abilities, Shield and Hammer or Righteousness. The other three are too situational and, imo, should not be put in a macro.

Just pick a keybind and stick to it. You'll get used to the keys quickly.


okay thanks, i might try keybinding them to my middle button hopefully i don't for get that and i will keep button clicking the situational
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Re: tanking macro greater than button pressing tank?

Postby badgermonkey » Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:26 pm

I have all 5 abilities keybound seperately. I'm sure I could macro them, but I like to configure my opening based on what I'm against.
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Re: tanking macro greater than button pressing tank?

Postby fuzzygeek » Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:31 pm

For fights where I can mindlessly cycle, I have a button I mash so I can swing the camera around and watch timers and yell at the raid and whatnot.

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/startattack
/use [mod:alt] 13
/use [mod:alt] 14
/click MultiBarBottomLeftButton11
/run UIErrorsFrame:Clear()


Bottom Left Button 11 is
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/castsequence Judgement of Wisdom,Shield of Righteousness,Holy Shield,Hammer of the Righteous,Consecration,Shield of Righteousness,Judgement of Wisdom,Hammer of the Righteous,Holy Shield,Shield of Righteousness,Consecration,Hammer of the Righteous


I don't use it all the time, but it's handy.
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Re: tanking macro greater than button pressing tank?

Postby knaughty » Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:07 am

badgermonkey wrote:I have all 5 abilities keybound seperately. I'm sure I could macro them, but I like to configure my opening based on what I'm against.

Same.
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Re: tanking macro greater than button pressing tank?

Postby Lid » Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:15 am

I don't stick to the standard rotation enough on trash for me to merit a castsequence macro for the six second cooldowns (I like to have holy shield and consecrate down before hammering the pull).

I have everything bound seperately, and then I have a one button tanking macro for things like malygos. The separate bindings help somewhat on thorim arena and sarth with drakes up.
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Re: tanking macro greater than button pressing tank?

Postby Nadir » Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:41 am

I have the five 9696 abilties as well as the two cast sequence macros bound. I find there's a place for both. I tend to revert to cast sequence macro in tank and spank situations with little movement or dynamic activity.
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Re: tanking macro greater than button pressing tank?

Postby Noradin » Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:55 am

Using modifiers to access abilities in my two makros directly if need be.
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Re: tanking macro greater than button pressing tank?

Postby Corpsicle » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:00 am

I use 2 macros, one for 6's and one for 9s. I also have keybound all five abilities.
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Re: tanking macro greater than button pressing tank?

Postby Makaijin » Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:46 pm

If by keybinding, you mean by rebinding actionbars to different keys, then funny enough I play with with the default keybinds, with the execption of the top left action bar in which i have rebinded to F1-F12. Yes i use my WASD for movement, and I have Consectrate on number 2, HS on 3, Judgement on 4 etc etc.

Well at least i'm not a keyboard turner/mouse clicker.
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Re: tanking macro greater than button pressing tank?

Postby Arnock » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:35 pm

I have my 6 second abilities bound to 2, and 9 second abilities bound to 3 with castsequence macroes

Holy shield, Consecrate, and Judgement all have their own binds, as well as HoW, exorcism, and RD
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Re: tanking macro greater than button pressing tank?

Postby Klaudandus » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:31 am

My keybinds are quite weird -- Judgement to 9, HotR to 0, SoR to -, Holy Shield to = and Consecration to F12

I also have /castsequenced my 6s to one button and my 9s to another button...
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