Handy pet “move to” macro

For those interested in a macro for the new pet Move To command, here’s the one I’m using: /click PetActionButton3 /petdefensive It pops out the target circle and puts your pet in defensive mode. Nothing fancy really, but I hate having to click on skills when I’m playing, especially in PvP. This macro enables you to position your pet while …

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Training Wheels

Training WheelsJust as the old saying goes, “there’s more than one way to skin a cat”. In keeping with this belief, I offer you my version of how I’m adapting to the new hunter mechanics in 4.0.1…

Playing a hunter feels a lot more “frenzied” right now, as far as I’m concerned. Without a predictable resource system, we’re having to constantly make split-second decisions on which abilities to use and when. I imagine in time a natural rhythm will start to develop, but until then, we need to re-learn appropriate usage and prioritization of our abilities.

Since I’m a BM hunter at heart, I’ve elected to set out and make it the first spec I’ve decided to conquer. The following image is a demonstration of what I’ve done to help myself adjust to the new BM priority and hunter resource mechanics.

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The first two days of 4.0.1 & other thoughts

I haven’t been able to do a whole heck of a lot, but here’s what’s gone on…

As mentioned in the previous post, I’ve decided to focus on Beast Mastery at the moment; wrapping my head around it, then focusing on MM & SV once I feel comfortable with BM.

The PvP spec I’m going to try looks like this: http://www.wowhead.com/talent#cfhfckGdRRoZh

I’m not saying this is a recommended BM PvP spec, but it’s what made sense to me – for BM anyway. As for glyphs, I haven’t gotten that far yet.

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Targeting Macros for ICC

The following entry is a reader submitted article sent in by PingHansen. I don’t use targeting macros all that often, but I felt that this post would be of value to many of my readers out there. Well done Ping!

Sussisane, Night Elf HunterRaiding ICC can be a bit overwhelming at times. In order to cut down on the number of things we hunters (and other ranged DPS) have to handle simultaneously, I have put together a set of targeting macros that handles the targeting priority for us. The emphasis is on the hunter perspective, but they should work for any ranged DPS. I have found that the use of macros for targeting has improved my reaction time significantly. But don’t rely too heavily on the macros – there may be situations that are best handled the old fashioned way, aka manual targeting.

In order to keep the macros simple, most of the macros below rely on setting the tank as your focus. The focus can easily be changed during the encounters, if necessary. This also works hand-in-hand when misdirecting to the tank. See the tools for that at the end of this article.

And now for the targeting macros…

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You might find this useful

Updating my macros page is near the top of my priority list for the site, but I wanted to share this one with you now, becasue, well… it’s really bitchin’. It won’t increase your DPS or help you to survive in BGs, but it will make life easier, no doubt. This is a very simple macro which combines a lot …

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