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    Default The Night I Killed a Woman

    I generally feel that I'm about 3x more a mess (read: do dumb things) than most other people in Elanthia.

    Last night I was riding high after having received the better part of the first Dreavening(TM) in many months and the whole world was looking brighter. I was out having a great time on a late-night Tsafari with some classy people when I end up Spike Thorning a member of the group into death without ever explicitly trying to do such things to her. My jaw was on the floor as I looked at my computer screen. I was horrified and knew deep in my heart that I had no sense of decency.

    I looked at my Stormfront scripts/macros. A few months back I switched several of my basic scripts/macros to make use of TARGET/INCANT rather than PREPARE/CAST. I thought I was being smart as using INCANT might improve some of my script logic so to speak and prevent horrible things from happening. That wasn't the case. By doing this, it led to this poor woman's death because earlier in the bandit bounty I had casted benefical spells on party members (Spirit Strike) and she remained the TARGET when I casted an open-ended Spike Thorn with the intention of hitting any of the still-living bandits (I've found in group hunting situations, PREPARE/CAST macros can lead to wasted time and mana when I end up casting it on a mob that is already dead).

    What's the best solution to script writing to avoid this? I was wanting to avoid the PREPARE/CAST route because this would allow to attack mobs without having to identify a specific one. I ended up switching all my benefical combat spells back to PREPARE/CAST, so friends wouldn't end up being TARGETed across spells. And then on my offensive spells, I put in a TARGET CLEAR at the beginning just in case I at some point acquired a friendly as a previous target.

    Is there a better way to do this? I'm sure I'm missing an elegant solution here. As a sidenote, I know next to nothing about scripting or obviously I wouldn't have had this problem in the first place.

    Thanks for all the help.
    Last edited by Drazaan; 06-10-2018 at 08:37 PM.

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    I've been spike thorned to death twice by Hoy and that son of a bitch never said a word, much less write some PC novella.

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    Just kidding, you've seen his alters. Nobody wants that novella.

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    sounds like you already fixed it, with adding target clear to the series before each cast.

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    Velfi has the best current avatar on the PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tisket View Post
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    Your avatar sucks.
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    How does one get Dreavened anyway. I've never had the experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gelston View Post
    Your avatar sucks.
    At least he came by his honestly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tisket View Post
    How does one get Dreavened anyway. I've never had the experience.
    It was just tgo and his 10 accounts casting spells on everyone in a room.

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    I never lied about the source of "our" avatar.
    Last edited by Gelston; 06-10-2018 at 06:11 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tisket View Post
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