Resource Site Spotlight – Fitzcairn’s Macro Explain-o-matic

There are in World of Warcraft several under-utilized features. One major example is ones ability to fully customize their User Interface (UI) – to solve this one needs only to listen to the end of every Twisted Nether Blogcast for the Addon and UI Modification segment /endshamelessplug. The biggest example, the most under-utilized feature of this game has got to be macros. I use macros on every character in all situations and I know for a fact that I am not using the system to even a fraction of its capability.

For class/role specific macros there are a plethora of sources. Simply search for them in your search engine of choice and you will inevitably come upon the script that you need only copy and paste into your in-game macro menu to execute. However, the script may be old. Or perhaps there is a misspelling or punctuation error. Or perhaps the site simply says, “if you are a warrior tank, use this macro” but does not even bother to tell you what it will do.

Our intrepid hero arrives – Fitzcairn’s Macro Explain-o-matic!

It is rare that a utility or resource could be so singularly efficient and useful at that same time. This site is amazing. It does but one simple thing – explains what your macro will do. That’s it! Just paste your macro into the field and hit “Explain this macro!” and it does just as advertised.

In all honesty there are other functionalities on the site, I don’t wish to make Fitzcairn’s Macro Explain-o-matic! sound like a true one-trick-pony, but the front page has but one blessed feature and function, the macro explanation tool. I encourage everyone to go to any reputable site they can find, copy a macro, paste it into the Explain-o-matic, and see if the function of the macro matches the authors description from the source from which it was found. I know for a fact, this site is going to save me a great deal of time in explaining syntax and punctuation to guild mates, which I am only just barely qualified to do, as a very casual user of macros.

Fitzcairn’s Macro Explain-o-matic! for all your macro functionality checking needs.

Also, full disclosure as I am certain someone will call me out on this, I did indeed get this site from the bonus drop of the week on this weeks The Instance show.

Cheers!

~Rilandune

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