So I used to have a macro that was like this:
/cast [modifier:shift] Alterac Brew-Pup; [Modifier:ctrl] Moonkin Hatchling; Dark Phoenix Hatchling
However, and I don't remember exaclty when, it broke at some point at which point I just went to putting specific pets on my bars.
But I really like having the pets on a macro like this, it means that I can save on action bar space by having a bunch of pets on one button. After doing a little digging I found that /summonpet was used instead of /cast now and so I tried making my macros again, but I'm having troubles. This is what I have right now:
#showtooltip [modifier:shift] Alterac Brew-Pup; [modifier:ctrl] Moonkin Hatchling; Dark Phoenix Hatchling
/summonpet [modifier:shift] Alterac Brew-Pup; [modifier:ctrl] Moonkin Hatchling; Dark Phoenix Hatchling
So for one, just doing #showtooltip doesn't work, I have to put the modifiers in and the specific pets names or the tooltip is blank, and the picture is just the ? macro icon. This presents two problems for me, one it doubles the characters of the macro, which means I am hitting the character limit with pets that have longer names, and can't add in a [modifier:alt] pet, which I would like to do
But my bigger problem so far is that for some reason #showtooltip just randomly doesn't work with certain pets and I don't know why, at first I thought it was if they weren't rare quality, and then I thought that It was only for wild pets, but I can't seem to find a consistent reason for it not working.
For example, try making a macro that is
#showtooltip Unborn Val'kyr
#showtooltip Spawn of G'nathus
#showtooltip Water Waveling
None of those work for me.
This shows the ? icon and no tooltip, but properly summons venus.
I really don't want to use an addon to summon pets as I am really heavy on addon usage as is and don't want to have more memory used for something as simple as summoning pets. I just want to fix my pet macros.
Does anyone have any insight or use macros similar to this that work that can help?