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bobbajobb
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I'm having trouble with my macros for Druid. Things were working fine until I got Cat Form, and now a bunch of my macros don't work.

I have the below 2 macros for Bear Form and Cat Form:

/cancelaura [stance] Aquatic Form; [stance] Cat Form; [stance] Travel Form; [stance] Moonkin Form or Tree of Life
/cast [nostance] Bear Form
/stopcasting
/cast Bear Form

/cancelaura [stance] Bear Form; [stance] Aquatic Form; [stance] Travel Form; [stance] Moonkin Form or Tree of Life
/cast [nostance] Cat Form
/stopcasting
/cast Cat Form

Bear Form works fine, and I can go directly to Cat Form without any issues.

Cat Form works fine when going from no form, but when I try to go to Bear Form from Cat I get "you are in shapeshift form" error.

Similarly, I have a Rejuv macro which should exit form and cast Rejuv on me within 1 GCD.

#showtooltip Rejuvenation
/cancelaura [stance] Bear Form; [stance] Aquatic Form; [stance] Cat Form; [stance] Travel Form;
/cast Rejuvenation

Again, this worked fine in Bear form, but doesn't work in Cat...it's really annoying me and I don't know what's wrong.

Can anyone please help me? I'm trying to learn macros as best I can but I don't see what's wrong here

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Topic starter Posted : 30/08/2019 1:43 pm
Pippina
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I don't know what you're doing wrong. I am working on my own Druid macros right now too, just started learning late last night. I am going to try the macros you posted and try for myself.

In the meantime, have you seen this resource over at the blizzard forums? I haven't read it all yet but it seems like a pretty comprehensive compendium of knowledge on macros in general. It might have some tips for you.

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/16200990425

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Posted : 30/08/2019 2:32 pm
Pippina
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I think your form numbers might be wrong. According to Wowpedia, Cat Form is stance 2. Travel Form is stance 3.

https://wow.gamepedia.com/Form

I don't know if the numbers from that link are different from what is used in classic. But based on what you're seeing, I think it's probably accurate.

I think your macro is trying to shift out of Cat Form while in Travel Form. It currently is doing this:
/cancelaura [stance] Cat Form

What if you changed it to this?

/cancelaura [stance] Cat Form

I think changing the stance number from 3 to 2 might fix it for you. But I'm having a really hard time pinning down what number corresponds to what form, seems like maybe these have changed from patch to patch and information is kind of all over the place.

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Posted : 30/08/2019 3:13 pm
Forsakenone
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Added this thread to favorite! Advice here will most defenitly be usefull when i start my road to victory as a bear tank!

Thx a bunch & peace out fellow DuRiDs

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Posted : 30/08/2019 3:51 pm
bobbajobb
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I think your form numbers might be wrong. According to Wowpedia, Cat Form is stance 2. Travel Form is stance 3.

https://wow.gamepedia.com/Form

I don't know if the numbers from that link are different from what is used in classic. But based on what you're seeing, I think it's probably accurate.

I think your macro is trying to shift out of Cat Form while in Travel Form. It currently is doing this:
/cancelaura [stance] Cat Form

What if you changed it to this?

/cancelaura [stance] Cat Form

I think changing the stance number from 3 to 2 might fix it for you. But I'm having a really hard time pinning down what number corresponds to what form, seems like maybe these have changed from patch to patch and information is kind of all over the place.

You absolute legend. I don't have Aquatic form yet, so removing Aquatic Form and changing the stance number worked perfectly for me.

My new macros:

/cancelaura [stance] Cat Form; [stance] Travel Form; [stance] Tree of Life
/cast [nostance] Bear Form
/stopcasting
/cast Bear Form

(This is probably incorrect for Travel Form as i don't have it yet, it's likely stance 3)

/cancelaura [stance] Bear Form; [stance] Aquatic Form; [stance] Travel Form; [stance] Tree of Life
/cast [nostance] Cat Form
/stopcasting
/cast Cat Form

#showtooltip Rejuvenation
/cancelaura [stance] Bear Form; [stance] Travel Form; [stance] Tree of Life; [stance] Cat Form
/cancelaura
/cast Rejuvenation

Thank you!!

Lets keep this thread up for any other druid macro questions. I really want to learn it in-depth and get to proper grips with it.

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Topic starter Posted : 30/08/2019 4:07 pm
Erik
 Erik
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/cancelaura [stance] Bear Form; [stance] Aquatic Form; [stance] Cat Form; [stance] Travel Form; [stance] Moonkin Form <or Tree of Life>
/cancelaura [mounted]
/cast Rejuvenation(Rank 3)

This is what I use for all spells mostly that I cant cast in form.

It cancels form and uses heal. Can switchout Rejuv for Regrowth or Healing touch for instance

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Posted : 30/08/2019 4:56 pm
Pippina
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I have the below 2 macros for Bear Form and Cat Form:

/cancelaura [stance] Aquatic Form; [stance] Cat Form; [stance] Travel Form; [stance] Moonkin Form or Tree of Life
/cast [nostance] Bear Form
/stopcasting
/cast Bear Form

/cancelaura [stance] Bear Form; [stance] Aquatic Form; [stance] Travel Form; [stance] Moonkin Form or Tree of Life
/cast [nostance] Cat Form
/stopcasting
/cast Cat Form

Alright man, now that I've had some time to settle into a druid and experiment with macros for the first time, I have some more input for you.

As with all things script and code related, there's always going to be a bunch of different ways to achieve the same result. In this case, I think you're going about your script the hard way. You don't need to have a chain of conditional statements to check for every single form and then to cancel specific forms based on those conditional statement checks. The more simple a macro is, the less can go wrong with it.

This is what I did instead:
#showtooltip
/cancelform
/cast bear form

#showtooltip
/cancelform
/cast cat form

You don't need to check for specific forms and then cancel them by specific names - you can achieve the same result with the simple /cancelform command. Much less to go wrong this way.

Also remember that macros have a 255 character limit, so it is a good habit to use the least amount of characters possible in case you start adding on to your macros later.

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Posted : 01/09/2019 9:39 pm
Pippina
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/cancelaura [stance] Bear Form; [stance] Aquatic Form; [stance] Cat Form; [stance] Travel Form; [stance] Moonkin Form <or Tree of Life>
/cancelaura [mounted]
/cast Rejuvenation(Rank 3)

This is what I use for all spells mostly that I cant cast in form.

It cancels form and uses heal. Can switchout Rejuv for Regrowth or Healing touch for instance

This script can also be simplified. This is what I came up with to the same result:
#showtooltip
/cancelform
/cast Rejuvenation

Adding the #showtooltip line to the beginning makes the macro display a tooltip just like normal spells. If you don't have this, the tooltip will only display the name of the macro upon mouseover.

I don't have the /cancelaua [mounted] line in mine because I don't have a mount to test with yet so I just didn't insert it. But the first line to cancel the form can be condensed to a single /cancelform command.

Also, the line /cast Rejuvenation(Rank 3) can be replaced with /cast Rejuvenation. By default, the macro will cast the highest rank of a spell. The only time you need to specify a rank is if you are trying to downrank. To that end, it's probably safer to hard code the spell rank into your code if it's supposed to use the latest rank. Otherwise you gotta remember to keep it up to date over time.

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Posted : 01/09/2019 9:51 pm
Zonec
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New Member

Do you have trouble that after reshift talent "Predatory Strikes" stops working?

I use macro like that:
#showtooltip
/cancelform
/cast !Cat Form

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Posted : 02/09/2019 4:30 am
peon
 peon
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Added this thread to favorite! Advice here will most defenitly be usefull when i start my road to victory as a bear tank!

Thx a bunch & peace out fellow DuRiDs

Can you add to favorites here in the Barrens Chat UI or did you mean on your browser?

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Posted : 08/09/2019 9:52 am
teebling
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Noble Member

Added this thread to favorite! Advice here will most defenitly be usefull when i start my road to victory as a bear tank!

Thx a bunch & peace out fellow DuRiDs

Can you add to favorites here in the Barrens Chat UI or did you mean on your browser?

You can subscribe to threads using the button at the bottom of the page, which saves the topic into your subs list in your control panel (and gives you notifications when someone replies).

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Posted : 08/09/2019 10:18 am
peon
 peon
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Eminent Member

Added this thread to favorite! Advice here will most defenitly be usefull when i start my road to victory as a bear tank!

Thx a bunch & peace out fellow DuRiDs

Can you add to favorites here in the Barrens Chat UI or did you mean on your browser?

You can subscribe to threads using the button at the bottom of the page, which saves the topic into your subs list in your control panel (and gives you notifications when someone replies).

Many thanks Teebling. I see it now!

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Posted : 08/09/2019 11:04 am
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