Diving into FFXIV 2.0 PS3 Macro Writing

Diving into FFXIV 2.0 PS3 Macro Writing


Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn Basic Macro Writing

First impression is that there won’t be a difference between the PS3 and PC versions as the macro systems are just a text box.  For some basics I figured working on some buffs and attacks would be a good way to go about it.  To be more specific at least in the attack sense it would be chaining abilities that give bonuses.  After I get that squared away I’ll work on curing spells for Conjurer/White Mage, while I love the targeting system I could see some potential issues later or maybe a need to chain abilities with spells.

/ac "Fast Blade" <t>
/wait 3
/ac "Savage Blade" <t>

I used some low level Gladiator abilities that chain together (Savage Blade gets a damage bonus when used after a successful Fast Blade. So as you can see it’s fairly straight forward. I’m not certain how many lines you can use but it seems that “/ac” is used even if it’s for spells so it’s not locked into abilities.

Now it is a little messy at least for now, if you use the macro too soon (i.e. your timers are still recharging) you’ll get an error message but the macro still goes off correctly. The same is true if the target dies before the whole macro can go off, in that case it just doesn’t do anything.

Once you’re written your macro you simply use the subcommand menu (Square Button while highlighting the macro) to set it to your hotbar.  Once I get higher level I’ll start playing around with longer macros though I’m most curious on how involved can these be, like can I use if/else checks haha.

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