@kargoz Just said in his stream that @mouseover and /cast sacrifice (for warlocks) all work. So this is pretty good news for making simple/helpful macros
I started back in 2005, leveling a mage while my 3 boys played along with me. I'm a casual player, enjoying crafting and leveling and I'm looking for a casual PVE guild.
I work in tech so I enjoy macros and creating spreadsheets to theory craft. Happy to help if there's something you'd like worked up.
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Mage spell costs
I was trying to figure out what spells to buy, so I could minimize my gold spend. It wasn't very easy to find the actual costs in a useful form so I created a Classic Mage Spells spreadsheet. It's taken from vanilla-wow.fandom.com (so might not be perfect).
For example buying EVERYTHING will cost 212g which was honestly a surprise to me. Even more surprising was that all spells up to level 40 will cost a significant 56g.
Not sure how I'm going to handle this just yet but if I want my mount at 40, watching my spend on spells is going to help.
Here's a chart of the total gold spend.
This is just a rough tool. Please comment with any mistakes or suggestions.
RE: Leveling with professions?
I remember herbs giving experience so it actually has some leveling value (I just can't recall if herb-experience was in 1.12) The biggest issue is bag space as you'll lose ~5 slots to starting zone herbs/vials/pot. The next issue is just travel time to a major city to get access to the training/mats/bank.
This is my current plan:
- level to 5 normally
- visit city, train herb/alch
- Purchase vials and mail them them to me
- Herb for 2-3 levels to get a descent supply
- Pick up vials at inn and craft a bunch.
- Email some back to me/keep the useful ones (defence/ healing)
- Once I hit 10, THEN retrun to the city to level things up
This should minimize travel time and keep my bags usage to just 2 at a time. Should get biggest bang for the buck with only a single trip to the big city.
Am I missing something? Improvements?
RE: Introduce Yourself!
Hello! I started WOW at the very beginning, leveling a frost mage in vanilla. I've gone in and out, also leveling a priest and a warlock in various expansions. But am very excited to get back to my vanilla frost mage. I'm a big crafter, not a speed leveler so I'll be doing herb/alch on my mage. I'm toying with following Kardoz's advice and creating a level 5 bank alt with enchanting JUST so I can get a good wand early in the game for my mage.
Looking for an alliance crafting/leveling guild if one is getting formed.
Leveling with professions?
I totally get that crafting professions slow you down and cost gold. If you want to speed run, general consensus... just say no.
However, I don't want to speed run. I want to have some fun. I've also been impressed by Kardoz's video about the value of using a wand for casters. It's clear for classic, small things really do help.
So this got me thinking. Why don't I level my caster with herbalism/alchemy? One of the first recipes is Elixir of Minor Defense which raises my armor by 50. As a mage, frost armor level 1 gives me 30. That's a big boost!
Forget making gold, seems to me that some of these elixirs, especially for starting levels, can really make a difference.
RE: Classic Macro APIs?
I'd like to create a macro guide for Classic. There are a ton of simple macros that everyone should use:
- a macro that always uses the highest rank spell (saves bar juggling)
- Same macro can use SHIFT to cast level 1
- Mouse cursor targeting for healers
However, Most of these tricks are based on the latest Macro Engine from Blizz. If we are stuck using the 1.12 macro engine, then things change drastically. However, there were so many exploits/bots with the 1.12 macro system that I expect we'll actually have the modern engine.
I'm just waiting for anyone who has beta access to confirm (hence my first post)
Classic Macro APIs?
It's been assumed that Classic Wow will have a modern macro engine (vs the original Vanilla engine) Curious if anyone has had a chance to check the beta to see which version it is. One way to check it to create a macro in the form of /cast [@mouseover] spell as that was a fairly recent addition.