I use a lot of in-game macros, and it took me quite a while to get everything set up the same way for all characters. I turn on broadcast and type in some commands for all characters at the same time: /importui <filename> to set up the UI layout and settings to my normal one. /importkeybindings <filename> to set up my keybindings on all characters in one go. Then I start typing in the macros…
Copy/paste doesn’t seem to work reliably between characters. So I turn on broadcast again and type in new fresh macros letter by letter. This is what I got in the end:
- On the main action bar, I first have a macro for single-target dps. The second button will be Vex. The third button and fourth buttons are both the same DoT macro. The duplication will make sense when there’s a tank on the team who has a different macro on three and four. All characters hit the same button at the same time.
I also have macros for a Finisher, a ranged AoE, a close-range AoE, and a mana regen macro.
- On the second bar, I have my multibox tools. One macro will make all characters start to follow the character that I’m currently controlling with my mouse and keyboard – the fullscreen character on the left or right computer. Another macro will make all other characters assist that current character. I also have a helper macro that just makes everyone select the current character (more on that later).
- The third action bar contains macros for healing raid members by just mousing over their health bar in the Raid UI and press a button. Different buttons cast different types of heals – there are instant heals, heavy heals, instant HoTs, heavy HoTs, dispell, shield, etc. I can press these buttons on any character I currently have up on screen. The dedicated healer in the team will respond and heal the person I have my mouse over.
- The last action bar is for leader healing. It’s the same spells as in #3, but I don’t have to mouse over anything. The dedicated healer will always cast these spells on the leader (the character I’m currently controlling the most).