Nitiga, on 28 August 2012 - 08:59 AM, said:
I strongly suggest that this nonsense be removed or at the least, very seriously revised. Contrary to popular myth, a reset clause in a castsequence is NOT the time elapsed since "first use of the macro", it is the time elapsed since the latest press of the macro. Further, a castsequence does not reset when encountering a spell on cooldown, it simply gets stuck, because that spell cannot be cast.
In general, castsequence macros are very very situational in high-performance gameplay, I only have a single one of them on one character. In this particular case, it is not even needed because neither Icy Veins, nor alter time is on the GCD
EDIT: On second thoughts, there may be an issue with the server needing to acknowledge that you have activated Icy Veins in order for it to be included in Alter Time, nessecitating a small delay between the casts of the two. In that case, a castsequence could be in order.
Thank you for your comment. I agree that the castsequence was poorly explained and that the reset does indeed count from the last time you used the macro.
One reason why I started advising castsequence macros is because in Cataclysm, Mirror Image was supposed to be off the global cooldown while Arcane Power was active (thanks to Glyph of Arcane Power
). Unfortunately, it was wasn't working exactly as intended and the castsequence macro was the only way I found to ensure that Mirror Image is cast after Arcane Power.
Here, I was afraid that the same thing would happen, so I defaulted to the castsequence macro. I did a bit of testing and having /cast Arcane Power followed by /cast Alter Time seems to be working for now, so I've updated the macro.