To start off, I don't even know if TSW would physically even incorporate macros with only 7 actives, but this is a general question among all MMO's I suppose. And the potential of TSW utilizing them.
Just curious as to how people stand on the thought of macros. Most mmo's that do not incorporate them seem to get a lot of heat from much of the community for not having them. SWTOR as of now having a lot of forum debate for not implementing macros as of yet.
Personally, I do not like macros. The methods that I have seen them used bring in forms of abuse. For example, from Taugrim (if anyone happens to know, is a big PvP guy for numerous MMO's) has a guide on how to play his cleric build in Rift. The guide emphasizes macro's such as.
"#show Bolt of Radiance
cast Glory of the Chosen
cast Fated Blow
cast Lightning Hammer
cast Strike of Judgment
cast Bolt of Radiance
Which casts 8 different spells accordingly to the position he is in. Almost every Rift guide on the forums features a macro such as this, known as the "spam" macro. For the most part, this is all a Rift player needs to click to win. Which I find comical in Rift when someone talks about how good they are, when I know they click 1-3 buttons.
Macros in WoW are abused as well, not to Rift's extent, but I know I had some of my own which were pretty crazy. Overall my opinion on the matter is that I want to use my spells themselves, not a macro combining numerous one's, this simply takes any form of skill away. What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you like the thought of macros?