Most of us who have come to Rift are no strangers to the MMOG. One of the drawbacks to game expatriation is the uncomfortable transition phase where we attempt to call up our favorite shortcuts and commands from our prior worlds. To help you make it as seamless as possible we have compiled a list of slash commands and macro calls to help you feel right at home again.
MacrosMacros are a series of commands strung together in a player created file to help simplify actions and to help aid performance in fast pased scenarios. The macro editor in Rift is one of the easier to use, but is limited to a single ability/spell use per macro - so it may not necessarily be one of the most powerful.
An example of a spellcasting macro:
|#show Healing Grace
cast @mouseover Healing Grace
This macro uses a couple of elements you will want to familiarize yourself with. First,the #show command calls the corresponding icon for the spell/ability you will be using to allow for easy identification. The second element is the @mouseover command which will make the target of this spell whoever you are hovering over with your mouse - either on their avatar itself or their party/raid frame.
You can use any of the following modifiers to help in selecting a target for your macro:
Macros are also helpful to raid leaders or tanks who may want to simplify the ready check process:
|p Pulling %t when all players are ready.
Notice that in both macro examples there is no need for the preceding slash in front of the command, in fact if you attempt to use it in the editor it will auto strip it for you. We also used a variable command in the macro; the variable of %t returns the targets name while %s will return gender and %r will return the targets race. Feel free to use the variables to add some flavor to your macros or just to annoy your teammates.
One other item of note about the editor - when adding an ability or spell to your macro there is no need to spell it out, simply shift click it directly from your hotbar and the editor will import the name for you.
|/cast||Casts the specified spell|
|/startattack||Starts a melee attack|
|/startrandgedattack||Starts a ranged attack|
|/stopattack||Stops current attack|
|/stopcasting||Stops current spellcast|
|/target||Targets closest name to syntax inputed|
|/targetexact||Will only target exact match|
|/petaggressive||Sets pet to aggressive mode, will attack any enemies in range|
|/petattack||Orders pet to attack specific enemy|
|/petcast||Orders pet to cast specific spell|
|/petdefensive||Sets pet to defensive mode, will only attack enemies that engage their master|
|/petfollow||Orders pet to follow|
|/petname||Allows pet to be renamed.|
|/petpassive||Sets pet to passive mode, pet wont attack a damned thing.|
|/petstay||Orders pet to stay. Sit Ubu, sit. Good dog.|
||Used to speak in specified channel, can also be shortened by using specific channel #|
|/chatlist||Displays a list of all channels you are in.|
|/gu||Used to speak in guild chat - also a great webcomic.|
|/lfg||Adds player to looking for group channel.|
|/o||Used to speak in officer chat if you are an officer in your guild.|
|/p||Used to communicate in party chat.|
|/ra||Used to communicate in raid chat - raid leader can use /rw to broadcast a message|
|/r||Replies to the last whisper.|
|/s||Used to communicate in immediate local area|
|/w||Used to communicate privatley with another player, can also use /t|
|/y||Used to communicate in current zone - used mostly to annoy fellow players.|
|/clearallmarks||Clears all player set raid marks|
|/clearmark||Clears specific raid mark|
|/dumpraid||Creates an XML file containing current raid members.|
|/partyleave||Leave the party.|
|/invite||Invites selected player to the party.|
|/promote||Promotes the specified player to the raid leader position.|
|/leader||Promotes the selected player to the party leader.|
|/leave||Leaves the party or raid.|
|/mark||Used to add a targeting number over the top a selected enemy|
|/raid_create||Creates a new raid.|
|/raid_disband||Disbands the raid.|
|/readycheck||Used to perform a check to ensure all raid/party members are ready.|
Hopefully this list will help acclimate you to the Rift command vernacular and help expedite your assimilation into the fold. In other words, we hope this gets you properly up to speed on some Rift commands. Happy hunting!