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Battles with just the keyboard

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Raax
 
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Battles with just the keyboard

Postby Raax » February 18th, 2015, 5:21 pm

Ok, so I got bored with the effort of moving my hand to the mouse to click a team member when I wanted to swap in the middle of a battle. It was a pain being able to do everything with the number keys (1-5) and there wasn't a key to pick a pet. It turns out the following can be used:

PetTrackerBattleSlot4 (top pet)
PetTrackerBattleSlot5 (middle pet)
PetTrackerBattleSlot6 (bottom pet)

So, if you make a macro for each one with the click command and bind it to a key (I use alt+1, alt+2, alt+3) you can do the whole fight with just the keyboard. For example, to pick the top pet the macro should be:

/click PetTrackerBattleSlot4

I hope that helps somebody.
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Re: Battles with just the keyboard

Postby Peanutty » February 18th, 2015, 5:35 pm

There's a great addon called Battle Pet Binds that assigns keyboard strokes to all the battle pet actions, for those that don't want to set up keybinds themselves.

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Re: Battles with just the keyboard

Postby Raax » February 18th, 2015, 6:24 pm

TIL :D

Looking at the addon it doesn't mess with your normal keybinds which is even better than my macro.

This should be added to the macro page I think.

http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/battle-pet-binds

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Re: Battles with just the keyboard

Postby Ril » February 19th, 2015, 8:46 am

the biggest advantage is that it can use already used binds. if you're short on free keybind slots this is very nice. for instance, i have bound f1-8 with raid markers and also the numbers 1-3 aren't on my standard bar anymore (almost everything i bind is on hidden bars).

so, there ya go, a small addon that can make a huge quality of life difference.


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