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is it something that many people use to optimize their efficiency, and is it "needed" to be at the top of your game in Rift?
I've been thinking of giving Rift a try as I love the build diversity (as well as Trion's effort with the game), but I have to admit, the "one button macro" thing I've been reading about is a real turn off for me. Are you really able to make one, single macro that can do anything and everything? And is it even more efficient than playing regularly? If it is, that's pretty depressing. I can't understand why anyone would even want to "play" like that, let alone that it could even be preferrable (optimization-wise) to playing more conventionally.
Anyway, just thought I'd ask about it. Don't get me wrong, I can understand that there are people that like hitting less keys, or some that deal with arthritis and have a hard time with tons of hotkey management, but if you're actually better off spamming a single macro rather than pressing each skill individually at the appropriate time, that just seems a little backwards to me.