EverQuest – Macros / Scripts

Macro’s or Script’s can be written within EQ to make life a bit easyer and to help let others in your group/raid know what you are doing. This section will cover writing some basic scripts for the more frequently used commands. All commands used here can be found in the Commands sections.

Healing a group member:

From the “actions” window, click on the “socials table”, the one that looks like a speach bubble.

Click the right arrow to select page 2 of the socials and right click a blank tab

Name your social “S Heal” to remind you its for a small heal, at this point you can colour your text as you see fit

On the first line type in: /stand always handy to have on the first line incase you forget your sitting

On the second line type in: /cast 2 asuming you have your minor heal in cast slot 2. cast slots are numbered 1 – 8, i have my heal in second slot down.

On the third line type in: /cast 2 Hmm, same as line 2i hear you say. This is a fall back command line in case your third line cast fizzles and fails to cast.

On the forth line type in: /g Minor heal for <<<< %t >>>> this is telling your group your about to cast a Minor heal on your target

On the Fifth line type in: /cast 2 we have a free line here at the moment, may aswell put in an extra cast line, just in case. If the heal casts fine from the second line, these additional lines will do nothing

Now click on the Accept button and the window will close. If you click and hold down the “S Heal” button you have just made it will appear on your cursor. Now click it into the “Hot Button” box, you will see it has a faint number under it, this is the key number you can use for that hot box or just click it with your mouse. All done, your first Heal script 🙂

Healing a group member if your LoM and need to med:

From the “actions” window, click on the “socials table”, the one that looks like a speach bubble.

Click the right arrow to select page 2 of the socials and right click a blank tab

Name your social “Med Heal” to remind you its for a small heal that you need to med after casting is done.

On the first line type in: /stand always handy to have on the first line incase you forget your sitting

On the second line type in: /cast 2 asuming you have your minor heal in cast slot 2. cast slots are numbered 1 – 8, i have my heal in second slot down.

On the third line type in: /g Minor heal for <<<< %t >>>> this is telling your group your about to cast a Minor Heal on your target

On the forth line type in: /pause 15 this pause alows you to cast the spell. Spells with a cast time of 1.0, need a pause of 10. Spells with a cast time of 5.0 need a pause of 50 and so on. In the case on minor heal, cast time of 1.0 i would use a /pause 15. This extra time alows for any lag you may get.

NOTE: You can also use the /pause command on the same line as another social by separating the commands with a comma. Even though the pause command is specified first, it is executed AFTER the command on the same line. /pause 15, /cast 2 This would now be the command used on the second line.

On the fifth line type in: /sit this will make you sit back down, alowing for the maximum medding time. Be warned though, sitting creates agro so you may find the mob legging it your way to beat on you.

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