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#1 Oct 21 2013 at 5:57 AM Rating: Good
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Sorry guys - I've seen this information posted before but couldn't find it again once I actually wanted it. What is the command for targeting a monster which has already been marked 1, 2, etc.?

Also, does anyone know of a good library for macro commands? I've found a few but they are all super incomplete.

Thanks! ^.^
#2 Oct 21 2013 at 7:42 AM Rating: Good
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I don't know the macro off hand but if you go into the menu where you create macros, a premade one for targeting marked monster 1 is already there. As if to help you already. Go see, its there, I know because I used it and copied it for monsters 2 and 3. :p
#3 Oct 21 2013 at 7:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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WFOAssassin wrote:
I don't know the macro off hand but if you go into the menu where you create macros, a premade one for targeting marked monster 1 is already there. As if to help you already. Go see, its there, I know because I used it and copied it for monsters 2 and 3. :p


I don't have a macro for this yet, but I read somewhere to put the target marked 1,2,3 all in the same macro and in order from 1-3.

This way it will go for 1, if 1 is already dead it will go to 2, then 3.

You won't need to make multiple macros then. It will go to the next best mob every time.
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#4 Oct 21 2013 at 8:15 AM Rating: Good
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Hairspray wrote:
WFOAssassin wrote:
I don't know the macro off hand but if you go into the menu where you create macros, a premade one for targeting marked monster 1 is already there. As if to help you already. Go see, its there, I know because I used it and copied it for monsters 2 and 3. :p


I don't have a macro for this yet, but I read somewhere to put the target marked 1,2,3 all in the same macro and in order from 1-3.

This way it will go for 1, if 1 is already dead it will go to 2, then 3.

You won't need to make multiple macros then. It will go to the next best mob every time.



I see what your saying. That is a good idea, but what if the mob is not dead yet will it switch to number 2, prematurely? Regardless, Ill play with this tonight. I will also ask my FC and see if they have a macro site somewhere yet. Macros play a large role in the game and we should have a guide out for the general public by now. Ill tag this thread and get back to you, OP. I want to know too.
#5 Oct 21 2013 at 2:44 PM Rating: Excellent
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Here's what I use, it comes up with error messages for each number that doesn't exist, but it works.

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/ta <attack5>
/ta <attack4>
/ta <attack3>
/ta <attack2>
/ta <attack1>
#6 Oct 21 2013 at 4:25 PM Rating: Excellent
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stouter wrote:
Here's what I use, it comes up with error messages for each number that doesn't exist, but it works.

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/ta <attack5>
/ta <attack4>
/ta <attack3>
/ta <attack2>
/ta <attack1>


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#7 Oct 21 2013 at 6:56 PM Rating: Good
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Thank you stouter, that's just what I was looking for! But, I'm curious: why do you have them in reverse order, from 5 to 1?

Yeah, Hairspray, that's exactly what I'm thinking. I just started leveling conjurer from 15 to 34 for stoneskin (got a looooong way to go, eesh!) and I'd love to be able to use my offensive abilities without moving the target from the tank.

Here's what I've been thinking:

/target <attack1>
/target <attack2>
/target <attack3>
/target <tt>
/ma "Aero"

^ or whatever the command is for magic. I have almost two jobs at 50, and haven't even played with macros yet! It's crazy how much you can do in this game and still feel like a lil nooblet.
#8 Oct 21 2013 at 7:42 PM Rating: Good
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Raeni wrote:
Here's what I've been thinking:

/target <attack1>
/target <attack2>
/target <attack3>
/target <tt>
/ma "Aero"

This will target attack mob 1, then 2, then 3, then the person 3 has hate on (hopefully the tank), then try to cast Aero on the tank.

They're in reverse order because target is instant; it doesn't need a wait like actions. For tanking macros, you might have:

/ac Tank Buff 1
/ac Tank Buff 2
/ac Tank Buff 3

This would do the first buff recast was up, if not move on to second, then third.
#9 Oct 21 2013 at 7:50 PM Rating: Good
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Ohhhhkay that makes sense. So I should really have something more like this?:

/ac Aero <attack1>
/ac Aero <attack2>
/ac Aero <attack3>
/ac Aero <tt>
/ac Aero <t>

And that way my target won't move from the tank, right?
#10 Oct 21 2013 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Raeni wrote:
Ohhhhkay that makes sense. So I should really have something more like this?:

/ac Aero <attack1>
/ac Aero <attack2>
/ac Aero <attack3>
/ac Aero <tt>
/ac Aero <t>

And that way my target won't move from the tank, right?

Nope, you're nuking your tank again. If your tank is targeting the lowest attack number mob, you can just use "/ac Aero <tt>" This won't change your target, just cast on the mob your tank is targeting.
#11 Oct 22 2013 at 10:54 AM Rating: Excellent
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stouter wrote:
Raeni wrote:
Ohhhhkay that makes sense. So I should really have something more like this?:

/ac Aero <attack1>
/ac Aero <attack2>
/ac Aero <attack3>
/ac Aero <tt>
/ac Aero <t>

And that way my target won't move from the tank, right?

Nope, you're nuking your tank again. If your tank is targeting the lowest attack number mob, you can just use "/ac Aero <tt>" This won't change your target, just cast on the mob your tank is targeting.


So last night I actually tried this style of macro out with Stone (before I saw your reply, stouter) and it worked exactly the way I wanted it to. It casted stone on the mob marked 1; if there was none, on the mob marked 2; if there was none, on the mob marked 3; if there was none, on whoever the tank was targeting; all while maintaining my actual target as the tank. I could seamlessly switch between Cure and Stone without stopping to switch targets.

Thanks to everyone who replied, all of the info here was really helpful! WFOAssassin, if you ever find that macro library, please post it.

Edit: I forgot to mention, the reason I don't like to use JUST <tt> is because I actually play PLD too, and on PLD I am constantly switching targets to maintain hate on the other mobs which are not the primary target. With this macro, I know I am always attacking the mob the tank wants me to attack, not whichever one he's targeting at that exact second.

Edited, Oct 22nd 2013 9:56am by Raeni
#12 Oct 22 2013 at 11:16 AM Rating: Good
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stouter wrote:

Nope, you're nuking your tank again. If your tank is targeting the lowest attack number mob, you can just use "/ac Aero <tt>" This won't change your target, just cast on the mob your tank is targeting.


You're not taking in to account that targeting is instant and has no cooldown, while abilities like Aero have a cooldown.

This means that the spell/ability will fire on the first valid line, then will be on cooldown when the rest of the macro runs, and no further action will be taken.

Basically, for targeting macros, go in reverse order of priority. For abilities go with a standard order of priority.
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#13 Oct 22 2013 at 1:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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A neat trick I learned the other day...

You can actually pull up the "Signs" box (the box with all the numbers and signs in it) and drag those signs onto your hotbar! I thought it was pretty **** cool. >_>
#14 Oct 22 2013 at 2:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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HitomeOfBismarck wrote:
A neat trick I learned the other day...

You can actually pull up the "Signs" box (the box with all the numbers and signs in it) and drag those signs onto your hotbar! I thought it was pretty **** cool. >_>


Yeah dude! I've got <1>, <2>, and <3> on my PLD hotbars! (Ctrl-1, 2, and 3 respectively.) You pretty much have to for tanking. :D
#15 Oct 25 2013 at 9:18 AM Rating: Good
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HitomeOfBismarck wrote:
A neat trick I learned the other day...

You can actually pull up the "Signs" box (the box with all the numbers and signs in it) and drag those signs onto your hotbar! I thought it was pretty **** cool. >_>


Yes, and then Keybind them!
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