IHML - I Have Macro Lol!

19 - multiple auto-swap macro slots

What is the enhancement in mind? How should it look and feel?

Is it possible to have more than 1 macro that changes based on auto-swap events? perhaps each macro swapper could be a separate instance of the current single swap-slot. also, if possible, each swap-slot could be set up with different sets of auto swap events enabled or disabled.

Please provide any additional information below.

i kinda wrote this post by editing a copy of some of the text from a reply i made on wowinterface, the 03-24-2010, 03:29 PM post at http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/fileinfo.php?id=8441#comments. so, if you want a more complete explanation of what i am requesting, then that's about the best i can do.

granted, that wowinterface post is probably a lot longer than it needs to be, but, i can't seem to figure out how to shorten it further without removing a part of i want to say.

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Anseloth Mar 24, 2010 at 23:34 UTC Create

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  • Avatar of Anseloth Anseloth Aug 06, 2011 at 22:11 UTC - 0 likes

    i figured i'd copy and paste the contents of my post on the IHML WoWInterface comments section, so, here you go (but shortened a bit):

    Title: Klaan has a rather good idea there, but lets take it a bit farther.

    [quote]Originally posted by Klaan EDIT2: Is it possible to has multiple macros so you can have like 5 different macros that change when you change specs? [/quote]

    I'd like to build on that idea. Is it possible for the mod to be able to add as many of these changing macros as the user sets up?

    each one could be instanced separately, with each having a separate list of addons to swap out.

    also, when a user makes a new instance of these macro buttons, they should probably have the option to copy the macro list from a already existing macro list, to start with a totally blank list, or to start with a default list. maybe each could have different sets of types of events determining when the macro swaps, too.

    my UI is a mess of macros atm, but the only reason i can fit all the macros i use on my actionbars, is because of how the mod Macaroon allows me to build my own actionbars, in whatever shape i want, with as many buttons as i want. here is a link to an old screenshot (but it should still be a very good example)

    as you can see, using Macaroon, i keep my actionbars set up to have on hand any quest items i might need for well, anything.

    this results in a badly cluttered actionbar, so i am hoping that IHML might be able to fix that. granted, it has already helped a lot there, but, i think it could do a lot more. plus, the less extra moves on one's actionbars, the less distractions there are during times like raids.

  • Avatar of Lantokk Lantokk May 12, 2011 at 22:30 UTC - 0 likes

    This idea is related to the enhancement request I wanted to make, so I'll put in my two cents worth here.

    Following are two example situations (among many) that illustrate how I'd like ihml to solve some multiple macro swapping issues. Currently I have three slots (need to increase) on my action bars for swapping in and out macros from my main macro lists; and it gets tedious to manually change them all the time. I try to keep ihml up to date for my primary slot, but it only accomplishes so much.

    1) PvP: I have macros for [1] incoming <subzone> scripts and [2] bomb item use. Most battlegrounds only feature one or the other, but Isle of Conquest uses both bombs and several subzone flags. Some subzones in AV do not register correctly so I have to have separate macros to announce them AND the bomb for each battleground is a different item (Strand used to have two different bombs; not sure if that's still true).

    2) Raid & Group instances: On my balance druid I juggle multiple forms of CC, plus Thorns and Soothe, all the while using a main assist macro. I've started working with mTarget, which is awesome, but it's not really saving any macro slots; in fact I seem to be using more and I struggle not to run out. (auto self cast being buggy doesn't help, either)

    Solution? At the very least I would like a finite (dynamic would be even better) number of ihml instances I could put on my action bar, each of which could be set to a different swapping behavior. mTarget has overcome some of the target/focus limitations. Combined with more ihml slots I could overcome most macro length and quantity limitations as well as better manage scope (boss vs subzone vs zone, e.g.).



Mar 24, 2010
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