Someone will probably tell me something like this already exists. If it does then I’d like to know…
A macro is something that binds a bunch of operations together into a single action. I think the term originated with spreadsheets. Macros exist in other online worlds…for example in Second Life I had a multifunction one with programmable buttons ( down one side of the screen ) where a single click could tell you an avatar’s height, rez a pose stand, or any other operation that usually involved clicking several things in a row.
So, how about an Eve macro that does ’ Jump through nearest stargate’, to give but one example. In practice you’d have to find the stargate in your overview or on-screen and click ‘Jump’ to escape any gate campers. That macro would make the escape a single button option. Such macros could be programmed in by an actual ‘example’ case. A macro is simply ‘repeat these actions’. I could think of many many variations. ‘Warp to home base without autopilot’, for example…all in a single macro button.
What does everyone think ? Or would it make the game too easy ?