EverQuest II Extended Macros Guide

EverQuest II Extended Macros Guide by Kalyyn

I wrote a basic guide to creating macros for my guildmates, I thought others here may find it usefull

The EQ2 macro system is pretty basic (intentionally so, no fully automated play here like in SWG) but is still very usefull.

It is NOT possible to run another macro from within a macro.
it is NOT possible to add a pause into a macro
it is NOT possible to make a macro repeat itself automatically

To make a macro, go to the menu and choose socials. From here choosethe macro tab.

click where it says   to create a new macro.
You will now have this window

Give your macro a name in the box provided.

Choose an icon for your name. You can choose using the scroll buttons to either side or drag any spell icon from your knowledge book or any item from you inventory (more on using spell icons/items later).

You can have many steps in your macro (I think up to 20 )

You can choose from 4 different types of step

here you can enter any ‘/’ command, such as  /group Incoming!! (which will say ‘incoming!!’ in group chat)   or  /camp desktop (which will camp you to desktop funnily enough).

Full list of Commands here: EverQuest II Extended “/” Commands Guide

Use spell or ability
To use this step drag a spell or ability from your knowledge book directly into the box.
You can only use two spells, abilities or items in any macro.
If you try to use more than two, the first will be cast/used right away and the last qued up.

If you are using a macro to cast a spell or use an ability, use the icon of the first spell/ability  you are using as the main macro icon.
this way , the macro icon, when dragged to a hotkey, will dull/brighten when unavailable/available.

Equip an item
Drag any item you wish to equip into the box from your inventory.
If you drag an item from an equipped slot, this will not work.
You can equip many items in a single macro, but if incombat you wil be unable to change equipment (except for your main and off-hand weapon.

You can unequip items using macro’s, but this has to be done using a ‘/’ command (more info on this in the ‘/’ command post)

edit.. It is now possible to macro items to be equipped in your appearance slot. if you wish to place an item in appearance, follow the procedure here, but check the ‘appearance’ box.

Use an item
To use an item (such as manastone, totem etc…) from a macro you must drag th eitem into the box given.
If the item needs to be equipped to be used, you must drag it from an equipped slot, not your bags.
using items follows the same queing rules as spells, i.e you can only use two in any macro.

Once you have all of your commands in the macro, you can click the test button to try it out.

If you wish to change the order of any of the steps, just use the up and down arrows to the right hand of the step to adjust the order.

Once you are ready click OK to save the macro.

drag the macro icon to an empty hotkey to use

Placing fun characters in macros
You can add some fun characters to macro’s

copy the symbol you want from below (highlight and press ctrl+c)
go ingame, edit your macro and copy the symbol in using ctrl+v

♪  ♫  ☺  ☻  ☼  ♀  ♂  ♠  ♣  ♥  ♦ © ® ├ ┤ ├O┤

you can find plenty of more characters to use

In Windows

go to All programsAccessoriesSystem toolscharacter map

you can copy characters from here in the same manner

not all symbols will work, trial and error will show you which ones do.

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