Hitting buttons is fun. Not hitting buttons is not fun. Spamming buttons is not fun.
I’m currently puzzled by my “baby” hunter. She got two levels this weekend.. and I’m finding that I’m not hiting as many buttons as I want to.
Hit “Pet Attack” macro which will send my pet and mark the mob with my Hunter’s mark.
Pet runs up to mob and starts attacking. As soon as the pet hits the mob my Power Aura shows up to remind me that I don’t yet have a “sting” on the mob.
Cast a sting on the mob. Which will also start my autoshoot. (This will briefly cause me to consider which sting to use.. but normally I’ll default to the “hit my pet less hard” sting).
Consider hitting the “big red pet” button. But decide against it since I’m already at only 75% mana.
Consider hitting the “ha ha my pet stuns you” button. But decide against it since I’m already at only 75% mana.
Consider hitting “Arcane Shot” button. But decide against it since I’m already at only 75% mana.
Cast a mend pet.
Consider hitting “Concussive Shot” button. But decide against it since I’m already at only 70% mana.
(God forbid I should have to feign death or ice trap).
If I’m conservative, as above, I can go for ~10 mobs before I have to drink. But if you look.. on the conservative route I only actually hit three buttons. Most of the fight was spent staring at my autoshot going off.. and deciding that I couldn’t spare the mana to kill the mobs faster.
This is annoying. I don’t remember EVER running into this problem on my Warlock. I had more problems with ripping aggro off my pet.. than worrying about which buttons NOT to push.