The Value of Information

I have a dilemma. I originally started this blog at the request of a friend who wanted me to share my knowledge of Warcraft related things. So I did. I created a new Blogger account, tossed the site together, and modified as time went on. I eventually got it to the shape it is in now. I update my banner when my in-game appearance changes, just for kicks. And other than guild progression posts, I try to write things useful and relevant to the Hunter class.

I make sure my research is accurate, my mechanics are up-to-date, etc. And I’ve had some success. My Shot Rotations guide and my Shot Macro list are my two most viewed pages. This is followed by the Hunter Gem/Spec/Enchant pages. The friend I started the blog for has since quit the game so I was left posting to help share my knowledge with anyone who cared to listen and maybe learn a thing or two about Hunters.

There are a lot of Hunter blogs out there, some talking about game mechanics, some talking about general endeavors in Azeroth, etc. And there are a few readers who check out the blog, leave comments, etc. But in the end most things seem to fall on deaf ears so to speak. So I’ve been wondering if I should just wrap up my Hunter blogging and get ready for my Death Knight, or perhaps see if my wife would be interested in posting on the blog about her endeavors from a different point of view.

There are a few sites people visit quite frequently even if said sites are providing wrong information, out-dated information, etc. So I guess I just need to decide what I want to do. Blogging is quite entertaining. And while I wish I could say “Oh, I blog for myself”, I would be lying. I have the information in my head and don’t really need to write it down for my personal use. I just thought I would try and be helpful.

So my advice for the day:

Do not use cast sequence macros for your shot rotations. They are subject to lag, and can cause significant DPS loss. The effectiveness of those types of macros were greatly diminished with the modification of the Auto Shot functionality. Use one of the many macros I have listed on my site or many of the other sites which are using updated information. Any 3:2 macro will automatically switch to a 1:1 macro when your attack speed passes that threshold. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, until a game mechanic happens to change.

Also if you have chosen to use the “click” functionality in your macro to help prevent the Auto Shot lockout with a macro like this:
#showtooltip Steady Shot
/console Sound_EnableSFX 0
/cast !Auto Shot
/click [target=pettarget,exists] MultiBarBottomLeftButton12
/cast Steady Shot
/console Sound_EnableSFX 1
/script UIErrorsFrame:Clear()

#showtooltip Kill Command
/castsequence reset=4 Kill Command, !Auto Shot, !Auto Shot, !Auto Shot

The MultiBarBottomLeftBottom12 is the far right button on the bar that appears directly above your main bar on Blizzard’s UI. The main bar is referred to as ActionBar, so ActionBarButton12, and the bar that appears above your bags, etc is known as MultiBarBottomRightButton12. Replace the 12 in those references with whichever button you placed your Kill Command macro on, numbered 1-12, left to right.

Questions, comments, concerns, etc. See you tomorrow.

About Drotara

Drotara (or BehemothDan) considers himself a geek on many levels. A web developer and programmer by trade, he has no shortage of geeky hobbies. When not fulfilling husband and daddy duties, he enjoys WoW, the WoW TCG, Magic: The Gathering, and great board games with friends and family.