How to Make a Repeating Macro in "World of Warcraft"
By Launie Sorrels
Updated September 22, 2017
Macros are slash commands that perform an action, or set of actions, after hitting a keystroke or a mouse click. They're used by many players in the MMORPG "World of Warcraft." These tools can help players send text in different formats, cast spells and more. Macros are not a form of automation, which is a breach of the game's Terms of Service. A repeating macro allows the user to press a key -- or click an icon -- several times and get the same, or different, result. Blizzard, the game's creator, has a one click, one action rule.
Click the “Macro” button on the bottom bar to open the ”Create Macros” window.
Choose the appropriate tab for the macro. The “General Macros” tab will allow macros to be used by all of your characters. The other tab, named after your character, creates unique macros for the specific character. The tab you select is where the macro will be placed.
Click the “New” button to open another window.
Enter the name of the macro at the top of the window and select an icon from the list. You can choose any name to make the macro recognizable to you. Click “Okay.” You will go back to the “Create Macros” window.
Click “Enter Macro Commands” text window.
Here's an example of a macro. Type “/castsequence reset=2 spell, spell, spell, spell, spell,” without the quotes. Replace the "spell" with a spell name exactly as it appears on the spell tooltip. For example, if a mage wanted to cast Arcane Blast four times to get the extra damage from each subsequent cast -- and wanted to end the rotation with an Arcane Barrage -- they would create a macro like this: “/castsequence reset =2 Arcane Blast, Arcane Blast, Arcane Blast, Arcane Blast, Arcane Barrage,” without the quotes. This macro will allow the player to click the same icon five times and the five spells will cast in order.
Launie Sorrels is a veteran who has worked as a chef and has more than two decades of martial arts training. His writing has developed from his experience as a quality assurance manager for Microsoft and IBM. Sorrels has a degree in computer science and is currently working on his journalism degree.