Wednesday, 28 March 2012

The Elusive Mouseover Macro

It's becoming more and more apparent that there are a number of things I think I take for granted. I've spent a lot of time recently going through stream recordings for my YouTube channel and I've noticed some things that I feel a lot of players don't utilize.

Enter the Mouseover Macro...

#showtooltip Growl
/cast [@mouseover, exists, harm][exists, harm] Growl;

As a tank, I use mouseovers for everything I can do at range. This actually apparently came to my attention in our Heroic Madness kill this pass week when we were discussing who should have picked up the add when the tanks died at the end.

#showtooltip Distracting Shot
/cast [@mouseover, exists, harm][exists, harm] Distracting Shot;
/cast Deterrence


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Google Spreadsheets And Encounter Assignments

Recently I've been trying to put together online resource that I've generated or have found useful and I want to quick put together a small tutorial on how I've been using Google Spreadsheets to generate assignments and macro for me.

I'm going to assume a small level of understanding when it comes to using spreadsheets but I will make sure to outline stuff that maybe unclear for a typical user.

Let's take a look at my Heroic Madness of Deathwing spreadsheet:

I know it's a bit cramped, here is a direct link Heroic Madness of Deathwing Assignments

So, in Memoirs we have two feral tanks and only one outside major cooldown, Pain Suppression. For the purpose of each platform we take two impales where we need one major and a minor (barkskin) which we will always have up.

So what I needed was a macro that listed the cooldowns for the raid, enter this spreadsheet.

As you can see, the green area (which only I can edit sorry) can be edit and all the assignments will populate and generate my macro. So come next week if my off tank isn't there I will replace his name and cooldown with the third tanks cooldowns and the macro will pop out the end.


I am assuming people have a general idea of how to assign values to cells (ie: =B3 for the first tanks name). I, myself had to look up the macro text and how to assign a value mid sentence or text.


/raid P2: Darksend:  Survival Instincts  / Tova: Pain Surpression

is actuall:

="/raid P2: "&$B$12&": "&$C$12&" / "&$B$13&": "&$C$13&" "

The "&{cell}&" is how I was able to add the values in.

Furthering the Streaming Cause

Proud of my main man Deadmau5 and his comments towards Madonna.

Yes, old news but on that note, about 4000 of us were watching his new live stream last night at

It's nice to see the exposer that is capable when something actually matters. 

A Night With XSplit

After a evening back at the gym, I got home to Google Hangout with Krug, Orph, Tab and Raz. I made a huge, delicious plate of pasta and cheesy garlic break unknowing to the frustrations to come.

Enter XSplit...

So for a couple months now, like so many others, I have been streaming online. I've come to spend a fair bit of money and time on my computer equipment in order to be able to stream at the best quality I can. I've fine tune everything and last night I got to the point where I've become unhappy with the quality I've been getting. 

As you can see on my youtube channel,  some of my videos still aren't turning out as good as they could.

Playing with every setting possible I was still having problems. Sparing you the long rant, it comes down to my connection. I have 100Mb down and 5Mb upload. I've always got about 4.2Mb and last nights tests I'm getting less than 1Mb...

Time to yell at my isp. 

Monday, 26 March 2012

New Music Source

I've found myself finding lots of great new sources for music from watching other people's streams on Today I stumbled acrossed KingKongor steam, a very frequent streamer that runs 40 man premades for bgs. Quite entertaining.

Check out what he has been listening to at Dabears: Electro Mixes

Here is his stream:

New Tova Blog!

Just another element to the online life of Tova. I've been meaning to add a blog to interegrate my gaming stuff with some real life people. Kind of a bridge between life and gaming. Hope you guys enjoy!

To start it off, here is my YouTube channel and my guilds latest kill!