the reason i replaced the 3 with a five is that my finger had to be a sawing machine in order to cast the spells in the castsequence when they where available. and in this case
changing the 3 with a 5 i do not have to go insane with hitting the button plus the spells cast as they should.
now 2 things may contribute to this fact.
the world lag
for me i think is is the keyboard cause even with 35 latency i had to go nuts but this is just me.
so if u think spells do not cast on time adjust the 3 with whatever number you feel comfortable with.
now to the “what do i put first” problem
best thing for me is to put the instant cast spells on top like
as u see next i have Shadow Word: Death cause after the insanity is gone i want it to cast immediately so i have less dps loss
next is Halo and Shadowfiend but Halo has less cd than Shadowfiend, and that means it is available more times
after that there is the 2 main castsequences
The first one replenishes the dot spells and casts Mind Flay when nothing else is available.
The second one casts Mind Blast as soon as it is available and because the Devouring Plague does more damage when u have 3 shadow orbs we put it at the end to take full advantage of it.
this is the general idea for the /castsequence thing and i hope i helped some people.
But when Shadowfiend is available, that will be cast instead. The other abilities above it occur when they are available too but priority is given to the ability last in the series that includes the “reset=0.5 0,” (Shadowfiend > Halo > Shadow Word: Death > Shadow Word: Insanity > and then the basic sequence).
But my question is whether the castsequence move in lock step or not. Putting this another way, if Shadow Word: Insanity fires, do the other castsequence lines still increment? My very basic understanding of the mechanics is that as soon as a line executes an ability with a GCD, the macro skips any abilities after that - meaning the other castsequence lines do not increment.
no it will not lock up to the given example cause it will cycle the first castsequence no matter what. that is why we have reset=target/19 that means that the castsequence will reset on a new target or after 19 secs of inactivity.
if you have a priest test this macro to see how it works
1: Targets your enemy.
2: If you’re not in Shadowform, toggle on Shadowform
3: If you’re in combat, cast Shadow Word: Insanity on the 5th click
4: If you’re in combat, cast Shadow Word: Death on the 4th click
5: if you’re in combat, cast Halo on the 3rd click
6: cast Shadowfiend on the 2nd click
7: If you’re not channeling a spell, cast the listed spells *
8: Cast the listed spells *
9: Use whatever trinket is in gear slot 13
cast sequence is being interrupted by previous, intermittent cast sequences
My understanding of multiple /castsequence commands is that each time you press the button (assuming you have the macro keybound), the next step in the EACH cast sequence is executed. It would be as follows:
First press => Macro advances to first /castsequence, executes Action_1, advances to second /castsequence, tries to execute 0 (invalid action), stops Second press => Macro advances to first /castsequence, tries to execute 0 (invalid action), advances to second /castsequence, executes Action_2, stops
However, I’ve noticed after loads of testing, with more complex macros with several intermittent cast sequences followed by a base cast sequence, this behavior is not consistent.
I’ve got more questions but I’ll break here for now.
read the original post carefully again.
i cant give u more analytic info cause i do not know the
/castsequence reset=target Action_1, 0 thing cause i smash my k/b.
other than that i think its very explainable
as for [nochanneling] it is in there to keep mind flay castng without interruptions except when an other spell is ready
What confuses me about your macro is that, for example, on your first click, you’ve got Shadow Word: Pain and Mind Blast both firing. Don’t they share GCD? If so, then your second click would fire the Mind Blast that was on GCD (assuming GCD was reset). Third click would be Shadowfiend (again assuming GCD was reset) and so on.
I imagine that if you’re just mashing keys, you’d see some stuff happening, but I don’t think it’d be predictable or consistent. I could be wrong here as I’m relatively new to the macro scene, but I come from a programming background and have an innate need to understand how these things work.
Jim Batka (above poster) - are you still around? Did you ever manage to figure this stuff out?