I’m working to learn healing and running a lot of dungeons as a result. It’s amazing the number of people who don’t know about Findle’s Loot-a-Rang, but the dungeons are run so fast there’s no time to type a “hey, look at this” message. Even with the macro half the time no one sees the message in chat but hey, I can try.
Since I’m doing the macro thing on other stuff I thought I’d create one linking the loot-a-rang and a “hey look!”. Did you know you can use a macro to link an item in chat? You don’t even need an addon. Pretty nifty stuff here . . .
And this is what I ended up with, all properly linked. It’s exactly the number of characters allowed in a macro.
/run SendChatMessage(” [Findle’s Loot-A-Rang] makes looting a simple pause and cast. Available at AH”,IsInGroup(2) and “instance_chat” or IsInRaid() and “raid” or IsInGroup() and “party” or “say”)
This blurts the message with a single click regardless of where I am and is exactly the number of characters allowed by the macro utility. If you want to add more characters than this you’ll need a macro addon that has an extend feature. I use Macro Toolkit though it wasn’t necessary for the above macro.