Everyone has an opinion about lock and load. It used to be the bread and butter of the trapdancing spec, and is now still an incredibly nice talent that’s well worth the points spent in it. What it does is proc from 20% of the ticks of black arrow outside its 22 second cooldown, providing you with a short window of time to fire off two explosive shots without causing a shot cooldown, taking ammo, or taking mana. In effect, you can fire three in a row. This post will go over how to use these procs. (more…)
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Posted in Hunter, Survival, World of Warcraft, tagged 3.2, addon, aimed shot, dps, explosive shot, flight time, global cooldown, lock and load, macro, macros, patch 3.2, pve, quartz, raiding, shot macro, shot rotation, shot rotations, steady shot, timing on April 29, 2009 | 38 Comments »
Posted in Beast Mastery, Hunter, Resources, Survival, World of Warcraft, tagged 3.0.8, aimed shot, arcane shot, bloodlust, castsequence, dps, explosive shot, frost trap, heroism, huntard, kill command, kill shot, lock and load, macros, multi shot, power auras, pve, raiding, serpent sting, shot macro, shot rotation, steady shot, theory crafting, timing, trap dancing on March 2, 2009 | 2 Comments »
Edit: the macros in this post are no longer valid- here‘s the post 3.1 version.
As a hunter, your job is to pump out as much hurt to your raid’s target as possible. You have a multitude of shots you can use to do this, but it’s not easy to watch so many damn cooldowns!
You think to yourself (quite reasonably) “Wouldn’t it be awesome if I could write a shot macro like I used in burning crusade to make sure I don’t screw up my rotation by manually shooting whatever happens to be closest to my mouse pointer?” Probably followed up by “Oh snap, I’m standing in a void zone- I’d better turn with my arrow keys and get the heck outta here!”, which then gives way to “Damn, I wonder if my class leader noticed I died in a void zone. If he says anything, I’ll ask for a battle res and use lag as an excuse”.
There’s a reason they call us huntards.
There is no way to make a shot macro that will do your work for you. Let’s go over the list of stuff a survival and BM hunter has to do, shall we? We’ll see how much of this can be done by the clever usage of the /m command. (more…)