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Friday, February 4, 2011

Easy One Click Macro- Disenchanting, Milling, Prospecting

Hey folks! I have a quick post this morning covering Macros. Now alot of you are probably aware of this, but I know there are alot of people out there still doing the click, click, clicks....

Since Cata (and even before for a select amount of you) there has been a ton of gold to be made in multiple ways, but most of them being Milling Herbs, Prospecting Ore, and D/E'ing mass amounts of crafted gear. If you are unfamiliar with macros, here's your chance to save a ton of time.

There are a few ways to go about setting them up, either by name (ex. Elementium Ore) or you can utilize wowhead's item number (ex. ). The number that is after the = sign is the one we are looking at. This is highly recommended for all your macro's involving multiple items, such as the "Obsidium Shuffle", where you are disenchanting multiple "styles" of....for instance.....jasper rings. Since they have a random enhancement (35 to be exact, not counting "blue" procs) it would be killer to type in all the names of each of them, so all you have to utilize is the wowhead code (52306).

Alright, now we are ready to get started. Go into your options menu, and click on MACROS. You will see this screen pop up, and you will go to the bottom and click New. You will then have a window open allowing you to "pick a pic", as well as a name for your new macro. Do it? Ok. You can see on this macro to the right, I am using the names (like mentioned above). On the screenie below, I will be using the wowhead "numbers".

Now for the "guts" of Macros. Basically, all you have to do is tell the "program" what you are wanting to do.

Disenchanting (name):
/cast disenchant
/use Carnelian Spikes

Or Wowhead (number):
/cast disenchant
/use item:52492

Now the Milling and the Prospecting are basically the same way:

/cast Milling
/use Cinderbloom

/cast Prospecting
/use Obsidium Ore

Now I want you to look at the bottom of the "window" for macro's. See where it says 97 out of 255 characters used? You can put in as many as the 255 characters will allow per macro. If you look at mine, you can see I have multiple "items" on each of the macro's listed. Feel free to fill up your macro with all the items you can (up to the 255 limit).

Ok, that is my quick lesson on the basics. Now all you do is click and drag the icon from your macro screen to your taskbar and start "tasking" away!  What, you want more? Okay, one more. To the left is one that I have been using lately, as the #show is an addition that (believe it or not) one of my in game farmers told me about....It will show on your macro how many (in this case) Obsidium Ores that I am prospecting (little 2000 picture)

Hope this helps you save some time, and if you are a "Macro Pro" (as I am only an amateur), please leave a comment for anything that you might want to add that I didn't cover!


Squid said... Reply To This Comment

AWESOME! Thanks.

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Setup the milling just like you have it with the 5 herbs of Cata. Strange but it doesn't advance to the next line and keeps telling me that I need 5 cinderbloom... suggestions?

Vince said... Reply To This Comment

Macros definitely make all this stuff easier, and I'd have to agree that using item numbers makes making the macros even easier.

Just a few quick points. The Auctioneer website has the latest beta build available for download (not sure if it's on Curse yet), and with it comes the update to Enchantrix and it's automatic DE/Prospect/Mill prompt. If anyone's unfamiliar with it, what happens is as soon as something you can mill, DE, or prospect comes into your bags, a window pops up asking if you'd like to process it, ignore it for now, or ignore permanently (mostly useful to keep it from repeatedly asking you to DE your gear).

Though being able to just mindlessly click "yes" is awesome, I have found that even clicking your mouse is more laborious than using a macro (yes, I am actually that lazy), so there's a macro you can use to bind clicking "yes" to a key.

First, you need to bind the following macro to a key:

/run local f = GetMouseFocus(); if f then DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage(f:GetName()) end

When you run this macro, it'll tell you the name of whatever button your mouse is hovering over, and you can use that name to make a click macro. Simply make a macro with the command "/click" followed by the name of whatever button you'd like to click, which in this case is the Enchantrix "Yes" button (I think it's "AutoDEPromptYes"). Simply bind that, and spam to your heart's content!

Admin said... Reply To This Comment

That means that you have a stack of less than 5 in your bags. They need to be multiples of 5 for the macro to work.

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

lol, had 10 stacks of Cata herbs in my bag at the time... still would not advance to the next herb.

Admin said... Reply To This Comment

If you hit enter after each "/use" you are golden. The issue with macros is you need "stacks" of 5 of each style herb/ore, if you have any less it will give you an error.

The only way to get that error is if you have a stack of 4,3,2,1. I catch myself doing that here and there, I just toss the extra in the bank till next time. Is it working now for you?

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Hi guys! Great post! Noob question here... so if you have ten stacks... do you run the macro x 10 or you just start the macro once and it will process whatever number of stacks you have?

Thxs !


Admin said... Reply To This Comment

Sadly, you have to click on the macro 40 times (for ten stacks of 20), it's not automated, as that is against ToS of WoW. It just saves extra clicking then looking in your bags for the D/E (herb, ore) items.

You can move it to your taskbar, and use the number pad if you don't like clicking the mouse (if you need explaination, holler back).

As for Vince's, I have not tried that way yet, so not too sure..

Nev said... Reply To This Comment

I found that it mills/prospects from the last bag to the first (furthest from backpack to nearest) so if you do have any odd bits like 2 cinderblooms, move them to your backpack or bag 1 then you can keep going :) saves you running to the bank if you're not close by.

Kammler said... Reply To This Comment

Very helpful. Now I can DE while reading the daily blogs. Like now.

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Yup - I've found the same thing as Nev. So make sure that stack that isn't up to 5 is closest to the backpack, and that all the rest of the stacks are divisible by 5.

For those of use who may be using one macro for multiple herbs (if you're milling old world herbs, for example), you can 'comment out' lines that you aren't using at the time with # (even though it's still a little annoying to have to edit your macro all the time).

# usually determines when to use those special words like show. But it ignores what comes after the hash if it isn't a keyword.

For example:

/use Mageroyal
/use Briarthorn
/use Goldclover

Normally this would only do Mageroyal and ignore the rest. But if you use hashes...

#/use Mageroyal
/use Briarthorn
#/use Goldclover

It will ignore the Mageroyal and mill Briarthorn instead!

Thanks for mentioning using the item numbers instead of the item name, btw. It will certainly cut down on the character space used!

Admin said... Reply To This Comment

This post is bringing up some great tips! Thanks Nev and Allofthem!

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Nev said... Reply To This Comment

I've also found that it doesn't matter what you have in your bags herb-wise - my macro is for all the cata herbs - just /use a /use b etc but it works for me no matter which herbs I have or don't have in my bags - I rarely change my macro at all now

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

All in one:
Enchantrix +
Makro: /click AutoDEPromptYes

This clicks the Yes button on things Enchantrix would mill/disenchant/prospect
(Watch your inventory, so you dont do unwanted things)
Anyone got a Makro for crafting a certain amount of lets say Carnelian Spikes?

2nd Question:

Is there a makro arround for moving things to bank/guildbank, getting things from bank/guildbank, selling raw cut gems?

Azz said... Reply To This Comment

I appreciate the post, especially the part about using the item #. I have been using this macro for awhile on milling lower level herbs, and just recenly had to create a second macro due to the limited number of characters allowed in each macro. I can change to the item # and save some room.

I need help said... Reply To This Comment

I am having same problem i have my macro....
/cast Milling
/use Silverleaf
/use Earthroot
/use Mageroyal
/use Peacebloom
/use Swiftthistle
and i have 18 Earthroot but it says need 5 Silverleaf

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