Hey guys! So as it was a hectic weekend of good times and given the nature of the panel, somewhere in that I was brave enough to say I'd make a forum post about well... Everything. This will include some slight adjustments from the panel thanks to the awesome people we had there, and a little bit extra! This is a horribly, terribly long post, but I wanted to go into full detail on a lot of it and show examples step by step where I could. As such, I have split it up amongst posts! So, read at your own pace or skim around, here's a table of contents as to what is in each post: 1: Where to start - An introduction to macros!2: Mount Swap - A guide on the process of creating a mount swap3: Alias macros - A guide to what the Alias command is and how to use it4: Alias Pt 2 - Extended use!5: The AA Swap - A walkthrough of creating a one button AA / hotbar swap6: Macros in Review + Macro Icon Set<?>: ACT stuff! I haven't written it all down yet in forum-mode, but I'll finish it tomorrow. A note on the images: On most of these images I am using automated thumbnails to save on scrolling, but if you click on any image it should take you to the fullsize image. So where do we start? Macros are a powerful tool in EQ2, they allow us to simplify certain spell casts on ally players, make gear swap macros, and in general help us reduce some repetitive tasks in game. The goal of this thread is to help in understanding certain aspects of macros and to show a couple walkthrough examples. One of the best places to start is knowing what makes up a macro: So here it is, my glorious macro. Okay so it's not ultra amazing, but it does show the five basic inputs for macros: 1: Command: Like the chat box, we may enter slash / commands such as /hello, the / is optional2: Player Target Ability3: Enemy / No Target ABility4: Equip Item: This macro step gives you options for left / right, primary / secondary, even appearance!5: Use Item: Use items from your bags or even the gear you have equipped In addition to this, I placed a custom icon in the top right... The general rule is, if you can drag it, you can use it as a macro icon. You can drag any ability from your spell book, from your hotbars, any item from your bags, even currency such as platinum coins may be used. Just take an item / ability with a nice icon and drag it on top of your new macro's icon. Another great thing to know early on is where to find commands. When I need a reference, EQ2 Wikia's Slash Command page is awesome for my needs. However, it doesn't always have every command I'm looking for. When I'm in a pinch trying to figure something out I'll actually use EQ2's chat window: In the EQ2 chat window, if you use a slash and type in any word, such as /mount, /aa, /use, /open, etc. And you press TAB on your keyboard, it will find commands associated with the word you just typed in. It's not flawless and can sometimes take a few guesses, but it's a great way to find commands without leaving the EQ2 screen. Also, a cool aspect of the fact that the UI is 100% customizable, there are corresponding slash commands to a ton of UI aspects, but we'll get into that later!