Monday, May 16, 2016

Consolidated Warlock Macros Post for Warlords

Hello new warlock,

So you decided to boost a warlock? You have just picked a fun, but complex class to play. We have a multitude of spells that can be used and making sure they are all available is often hard to accomplish.

Here is my collection of my favorite macros. The primary purpose for these macros is to reduce the overall number of buttons on my screen, plus combine similar actions together (create healthstone and use healthstone or drop portal and use portal).

The basics to creating a macro.
  1. Load warcraft and logon to your exciting new warlock!
  2. In your chat window, type "/macro" and hit enter. This will open the Macro user interface. 
  3. Create a unique name that you identify with, and choose the "?" for the icon (this is what will display when on your toolbar) because the ? will change depend on the active spell. 

Summon Me! - This macro creates a single button that does double duty. Hold down a modifier key and place your warlock portal. (If you have a portal placed and you're in range) Simply click the button and you'll port.

/cast [nomod] Demonic Circle: Teleport
/cast [mod:shift] Demonic Circle: Summon

Fear this  - Fear current target, set as focus. Click again to fear focused target again. (Also have a macro using Banish and Havoc (destruction). Alt+Click will clear focus target.

#show fear
/clearfocus [target=focus,dead][target=focus,noexists]
/focus [target=focus,noexists]
/cast [target=focus] fear
/clearfocus [mod:alt]

Girl Scout Cookies - Shift+click to create single healstone, control+click to place cookie jar. Single click (no modifier) to 'use healstone'.

/use [nomod] healthstone
/cast [mod:shift] Create Soulwell ;[mod:ctrl] Create Healthstone

(Working to capture GIF images of the macro in various views).


Awesome artwork commissioned by Mr Robot for upcoming expansion.

Friday, May 13, 2016

The Adventures of Teddi the Pandaren

Previously on The Adventures of Teddi, he was 80% completed with Vanilla content, just about to start working through BC. In all heirloom gear, plus the "Enlightenment" bonus, he was getting 1.8 levels per dungeon. He was considering running as a brewmaster tank.

Leveling is still going extremely fast. It's going at about 30 minutes per level, solely running dungeons (and waiting in queue). Teddi has managed to reach level 75 and just picked the level 75 talent and equipped a level 75 glyph.

Ran a few timewalking dungeons with Teddi. They have one advantage of providing about triple the XP for low level toons (30k vs 10k) per dungeon completion. It was fun running with a bunch of 100s and to see how many people were hanging out in Shattrath.
Sadly, Cupri (BC TW vendor) didn't really have any upgrades for me. Except for a single belt, her gear was either unnecessary (compete with heirloom gear), or was toys/mounts that weren't relevant. Checking Mr Robot, it looks like Kiatke, the Cataclysm timewalking vendor, will be my best bet. She has an agility ring, belt and bracers! Looks like it last came around week of April 15th. I still don't understand. Are they on a predictable schedule? Are they random? Here are the options, with only 4-5 weeks in a month, this doesn't leave a lot of space. I guess that makes it one TW series a month, with one each of the others..  Guessing, June will be Wrath TW, Pet battle, Mythic Warlords and Apexis crystals.

  • Pet battle (April Week 1; May Week 4)
  • Apexis Crystal (April Week 3)
  • Timewalking BC  (May Week 1)
  • Timewalking Wrath
  • Timewalking Cataclysm (April Week 2)
  • Battlegrounds (May Week 2)
  • Arena (May Week 0)
  • Mythic Warlords (April week 0; May Week 3)

I learned that you can enchant heirloom shoulders and pants! Previously, I complained that you couldn't apply the enchant until reaching level 85. Trick is ANY level 85+ can apply the enchant! (duh!) My co-worker had her main apply the enchants, then mail it to her new alt. Since heirloom is BOA, she could even mail it cross-realm if need be.

"Dots for U" has enchanted shoulders and legs, despite level cap.
Otherwise, I haven't been playing WoW much. I still need to complete the legendary ring quest on three toons (priest, druid and hunter). The priest is closest with 15 of the 30 tomes required for the last quest step.

Taming MOAR Pets

WFH means Work Warcraft From Home Monday was a work from home kind of day, so I worked on a little project of my own. I saw this on Twit...