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Odys
01-09-2012, 03:30 PM
<p>Well i don't use auto face often, except when i solo but there are some specific situations in which having it on would help. Is there a way do it with a command and hencefore to create a macro.</p><p>A further idea would be to put this switch in the ability book, new players will probably appreciate the possibility to turn the mob magnet off or on according to their wishes.</p>

Coopendor
01-09-2012, 03:36 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Well i don't use auto face often, except when i solo but there are some specific situations in which having it on would help. Is there a way do it with a command and hencefore to create a macro.</p><p>A further idea would be to put this switch in the ability book, new players will probably appreciate the possibility to turn the mob magnet off or on according to their wishes.</p></blockquote><p>+1</p>

Avirodar
01-09-2012, 04:57 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Well i don't use auto face often, except when i solo but there are some specific situations in which having it on would help. Is there a way do it with a command and hencefore to create a macro.</p><p>A further idea would be to put this switch in the ability book, new players will probably appreciate the possibility to turn the mob magnet off or on according to their wishes.</p></blockquote><p>To turn on autoface :/ics_playercombatautoface trueAnd to turn it off :/ics_playercombatautoface falseAs for putting it in the ability book, no thanks.</p>

Odys
01-09-2012, 08:44 PM
<p>oh thanks ....</p><p>The idea to have it the ability book is for newplayers. Not at all for me, most are probably puzzled by the auto face feature. Having the option much more visible would help.</p>

Avirodar
01-10-2012, 02:22 AM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>oh thanks ....</p><p>The idea to have it the ability book is for newplayers. Not at all for me, most are probably puzzled by the auto face feature. Having the option much more visible would help.</p></blockquote><p>Enabling and disabling playercombatautoface should not be terribly high on the priority list of new players. If a new player was actually annoyed by autoface, it is easy enough to find how to disable it. The checkbox to do such is one of the first things you come across in the very logically placed "Contols" section. Making it even easier, it is NOT an "advanced" option either, it shows under the default/basic option menu selections.New players are not in need of an extra button, or advanced features. They need to learn basic gameplay, and progress from there. It is fine the way it is, options easily found by anyone who cares to find it.</p>

Shawnyve
01-10-2012, 02:58 AM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Well i don't use auto face often, except when i solo but there are some specific situations in which having it on would help. Is there a way do it with a command and hencefore to create a macro.</p><p>A further idea would be to put this switch in the ability book, new players will probably appreciate the possibility to turn the mob magnet off or on according to their wishes.</p></blockquote><p>To turn on autoface :/ics_playercombatautoface trueAnd to turn it off :/ics_playercombatautoface falseAs for putting it in the ability book, no thanks.</p></blockquote><p>Ok, call me an idiot, but where the hell do people learn all these crazy /slash commands?</p><p>I know it wasn't from any of the game manuals...</p>

Avirodar
01-10-2012, 03:12 AM
<p><cite>Shawnyve wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Well i don't use auto face often, except when i solo but there are some specific situations in which having it on would help. Is there a way do it with a command and hencefore to create a macro.</p><p>A further idea would be to put this switch in the ability book, new players will probably appreciate the possibility to turn the mob magnet off or on according to their wishes.</p></blockquote><p>To turn on autoface :/ics_playercombatautoface trueAnd to turn it off :/ics_playercombatautoface falseAs for putting it in the ability book, no thanks.</p></blockquote><p>Ok, call me an idiot, but where the hell do people learn all these crazy /slash commands?</p><p>I know it wasn't from any of the game manuals...</p></blockquote><p>The magic of the tab key, with some friendly assistance from the eq2_recent.ini file.</p>

Daggster
01-10-2012, 03:29 AM
<p>I've never turned off the auto-face. Tell me why would I want to? I'm assuming we're talking about the character autofacing the mob, not the camera, which I've turned off ofc.</p>

Crillus
01-10-2012, 01:17 PM
<p><cite>Daggster wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>I've never turned off the auto-face. Tell me why would I want to? I'm assuming we're talking about the character autofacing the mob, not the camera, which I've turned off ofc.</p></blockquote><p>If I'm playing Melee, I auto face, if I'm playing ranged/caster I turn it off. Reasoning for me is - It just annoys me when I'm casting to be facing a different direction than I'm running. Often when I'm playing a caster - I'll root something and move to gain distance, it just seems odd if I'm running facing the monster the whole time. Since I can move the camera actually facing something as a caster isn't at all important for most spells.</p>

Avirodar
01-10-2012, 02:20 PM
<p><cite>Daggster wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>I've never turned off the auto-face. Tell me why would I want to? I'm assuming we're talking about the character autofacing the mob, not the camera, which I've turned off ofc.</p></blockquote><p>There is at least one encounter in the game where you must be careful what way you are facing.</p>

Griffildur
01-10-2012, 02:25 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>Daggster wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>I've never turned off the auto-face. Tell me why would I want to? I'm assuming we're talking about the character autofacing the mob, not the camera, which I've turned off ofc.</p></blockquote><p>There is at least one encounter in the game where you must be careful what way you are facing.</p></blockquote><p>And it's very annoying if you're caught facing the wrong way ... <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Daggster
01-11-2012, 12:48 PM
<div><p><cite>[email protected] Bayle wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>If I'm playing Melee, I auto face, if I'm playing ranged/caster I turn it off. Reasoning for me is - It just annoys me when I'm casting to be facing a different direction than I'm running. Often when I'm playing a caster - I'll root something and move to gain distance, it just seems odd if I'm running facing the monster the whole time. Since I can move the camera actually facing something as a caster isn't at all important for most spells.</p></blockquote><p>That's just personal preference, I don't share yours in this regard. I don't mind running backwards when root-nuking on my wizard.</p></div><p>[email protected] wrote:</p><blockquote><p>There is at least one encounter in the game where you must be careful what way you are facing.</p></blockquote><p>Current content or some past expansion?</p>

Avirodar
01-11-2012, 12:58 PM
<p><cite>Daggster wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>[email protected] wrote:</p><blockquote><p>There is at least one encounter in the game where you must be careful what way you are facing.</p></blockquote><p>Current content or some past expansion?</p></blockquote><p>Current.</p>

Odys
01-15-2012, 03:26 AM
<p>How do i turn camera auto turn on/off ?</p><p>Where do i find a list of thoses commands /ics_xxxxxx. They are not documented. Is the only to try every possible option and to look at eqrecent.ini ?</p>

Karelyn
01-15-2012, 05:57 AM
<p>If you do something like this :</p><p>/save_custom_options_file test</p><p>Then it will save a text file called test.opt in your everquest 2 directory that contains the commands for all your current options , so you could try looking at that to determine the appropriate command.</p><p>If you know where the option is within the UI , then you can just try changing it , saving out a new options file , and then seeing what has actually changed.</p><p>I don't know for sure which option it is you are after , but ics_combatautoface looks plausible.</p>