And the hell? You think we all click skill icons? Do you even know what the keybind menu looks like? Well, you have no damn idea what macros can be used for, so probably not.
There's a reason the console community has never, ever been taken seriously when it comes to competitive gaming.
That reason is the control medium. Controllers can never, ever match the capabilities of a basic keyboard/mouse.
You will never play Rift at a high level because you are simply incapable of doing so with that setup. You will never be a force in PvP and you will never be able to raid.
Deal with it. Come back to us when you get good.
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I'm still laughing at the Xbox controller bit... sorry
I'm still laughing at the bit where he reckons he outheals clerics with a Bard!!! Is the cleric afk or dead?
I wanted to make an analogy.. like playing football in flipflops and complaining about it but then I heard my mum in my head telling me that I shouldn't mock the special kids.
There, there, you're not a failure, you're successfully challenged.
I wish I could find the article. It was about Microsoft testing FPS games having console vs PC all in the same server..but they scrapped it because the BEST console players couldn't beat the WORST PC players.
And the OP clearly doesn't know what the in-game macro system is.
I wouldn't even call it a "macro" in the general sense. I'd call it more.. "trickle down customization", or TDC for short.
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OP as the game designers aka TRION are the only ones who can difinitively say what is and is not cheating...and TRION have placed a macro interface built into the game...I think your a bit off base..
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i play with 2 buttons true story, well still better then WAR, in war was 1 button smash, with nerfedbuttons.
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Good Luck Mushy.. You have an uphill battle on this topic.. This new generation is LOST without their addons and macros.. OMG, How in the heck can someone actually heal another player using only their mouse to target, or function (F1) keys.. Using addons and macros is like putting training wheels on a bike while super charging it with nitro.. Gaming today is all about Easier and Faster..
Nice post there OP.. I agree with you if that helps you any..
As for the OP, even with macros there are plenty of abilities you will use, and to maximize your effectiveness, except for the melee dps cleric build you will still use more button than your Xbox controller will provide for you. I play a dps warrior and the 1 button macro while doable and can produce ok dps, its not the best way to go, and even then its not 1 button its 2 which is still bad if you want to maximize your dps.
The only MMO that is effective with a controller is FFXI, and FFXIV there may be a couple more but those are the only ones I have experienced. For some very important reasons, fist is right click turn...if you are joystick turning its not fast enough for raiding, and thats a 100% guarantee. Not enough buttons, explained above even with macros there are reasons to have lots of buttons.
Anyways I have read through some of this thread and see the remote user saying he out heals people and crap, and if you are a console gamer, and happen to believe macros are cheating I think its safe to say you also don't believe in combat parsers, and are pulling crap out of your butt.
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