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Final Fantasy XIV is not World of Warcraft. We are not in urgent need of an ability squish after years of play; you hit level 50 with a pretty reasonable number of abilities. The fact that everything needs to be workable on a PlayStation 3 controller helps discourage button bloat, to boot. But you...

March 3rd 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Everyone remembers the story of Hexu and Davidian, a completely blind player and his helpful friend who acts as a guide dog of sorts to help Hexu find his way. While Youtube user and avid WoW player Kephas isn't completely blind like Hexu, he has no vision in his left eye at all, limited sight in...

March 2nd 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Every week, WoW Insider brings you Blood Pact for affliction, demonology, and destruction warlocks. This week, Megan O'Neill discusses macros for warlocks. As of writing, I'm far away from my stash of screenshots for my WeakAuras, so I won't have a post full of example strings for you quite yet. B...

January 6th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Every Thursday, WoW Insider brings you Scattered Shots for beast mastery, marksmanship and survival hunters. This week, your host Adam Koebel, aka Bendak will be discussing hunter macros. Macros are all about saving clicks and key presses. Next to addons, they are probably the largest quality of...

December 19th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Bless Keyboard Maestro. It's not as if we haven't already given it coverage here at TUAW, but I fought to make it today's Friday Favorite because it pulled my grits out of the fire after I upgraded to Mavericks. Me? I've been a Quickeys user since the freaking 1980's. One gets used to an app. Use...

November 22nd 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Reminders is one of those apps that most Mac users probably don't touch, and the vast majority of those who do are likely not getting the most out of it. But with a little added functionality thanks to some basic AppleScript tweaking, Reminders can transform into a more useful tool, allowing you t...

July 8th 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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While many tout using the mouse for speedy gameplay, you can't overlook the power of the keyboard. While moving and turning is most quickly done with a mouse, it's a slow way to activate spells or open menus, so if you want to speed up your game, it's a good idea to learn WoW's default keyboard sho...

May 23rd 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Senjira recently asked on the European Interface and Macros forum: Hey guys i was wondering if i could create a targeting arena1-2-3 macro where i can add several #showtooltips, where the tooltip alters depending on which character i am playing, for example it shows block when i am on mage and...

April 20th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Macros are one of the key things that allow complex raiding and PvP. They're essential for maximizing DPS and for preparing for those specific situations in PvE and PvP. It's rare that a top player will come along that doesn't have a complicated set of macros. That said, the system is relatively...

February 4th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Collecting wild pets for your army can be tedious, particularly since you can't tell the quality of the potential pet before you fight it. You can, with either a macro or an add-on, tell the quality during the battle, however. With this information, you can trap the creature or not, as you see fi...

September 27th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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You know that saying about never discussing religion or politics around the dinner table? I'd like to add one more to the list: RIFT macros. Some players love them, and some players hate them, to the point that the topic completely turns them off from the game. Each camp has some very valid argum...

September 26th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments