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Unread 10-02-10, 03:51 PM   #1
azguz
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Focus Macro

Is
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/focus tank
a viable option for the focus and running instances. I'd rather not have to do
Code:
/Focus <actual name of tank>
every instance.
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Unread 10-02-10, 04:03 PM   #2
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Umm just select the tank and type /focus
that will make him your focus. then you can make your macro's
/cast [@focus] blarg
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Unread 10-02-10, 06:37 PM   #3
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Why don't you describe what you want to do and then it would be easier to help with your macro.


Example Tricks of the Trade macro:

#showtooltip
/cast [@focus] Tricks of the Trade; Tricks of the Trade
/focus [btn:2]

At the start of the instance target the tank and right click the macro. This will set the tank to be your focus. From then on, you can just press the button (either left click or hitting your keybind) and it will cast Tricks on the tank. If you don't have a focus set, hitting the macro will just cast Tricks.



If this isn't helpful, explain what you're trying to do and I'm sure someone can then help you.
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Unread 10-02-10, 09:41 PM   #4
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That is what I want to do.
I have a bad habit of just attacking and its usually not good. If I set the tank to be the focus I can then target his target.

So basically instance starts, set my focus with the macro and during the instance I can click on his target and attack.
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Unread 10-02-10, 11:32 PM   #5
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Tanks often change their target, so this might not work exactly as you want it to. I know I change my target a lot when tanking large packs. You're really going to be best off checking what your threat is vs the tank threat and just switching to a different mob if you're about to pass. Anyway...

/assist [@focus]
/focus [btn:2]

Target the tank and right-click to focus. Left-click or hit your keybind to target your focus's target.


If you're really feeling lazy, you could make this one of your attack keys. Something like:

/assist [@focus]
/cast Scourge Strike
/focus [btn:2]

That will always attack your focus's current target when you left click it or hit the key bind.
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Unread 10-02-10, 11:58 PM   #6
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/assist focus

no?
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Unread 10-03-10, 12:11 AM   #7
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:(

My macro sauce is weak.
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Unread 10-03-10, 05:17 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by azguz View Post
That is what I want to do.
I have a bad habit of just attacking and its usually not good. If I set the tank to be the focus I can then target his target.

So basically instance starts, set my focus with the macro and during the instance I can click on his target and attack.

I have two macros for all my toons;

/focus
/clearfocus

Of course, the focus target unit frame is always easily accessible.
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Unread 10-04-10, 07:12 PM   #9
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There's probably prettier macrology for this, but I use some modification of the following assist macro for all of my toons.

/clearfocus [mod:shift]
/focus [@target,exists,help,mod:shift]
/assist [@target,exists,help]; [@focus,exists]

It's basically just an overloaded version of assist, so I bind it to the f key in the place of the default. It works like this:

If you are targeting a friendly player, f does a normal assist. Otherwise, f will try to assist your focus if they have a target.

Shift-f will clear your current focus and then set your current target as the new focus. If you aren't targeting anyone, shift-f just clears your focus.

Currently, the condition sets I use limit you to focusing other players or friendly targets. However, removing the "help" parameter from the second and third lines will allow you to set the focus and target its target arbitrarily.

Pretty simple, though, and no typing or on-the-fly macro surgery required. Click the tank, hit shift-f, then spam f, clear trash, win fame and fortune, and maybe, just maybe, upgrade a tank's mood from "losing faith in humanity" to "grumpy" for a fleeting instant. The poor bastards.
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