A while back a commenter suggested that /stopcasting was no longer relevant in casting macros.
I had forgotten all about it until /stopcasting was positively mentioned in a comment by Velinath to my Magetard post.
I (respectably) disagree with the original commenter, and happily agree with Velinath.
Sure you don’t need it so much to combat lag… So much, because Blizzard fixed the casting system a while back to allow “queuing” of your next spell.
However, there are times, and more specifically spells that may require you to act instantly, canceling your current spell to launch the more important spell or skill.
If you have just started a 3 second cast, only to find:
- The mob is coming right at you
- Someone is cursed
- You got ganked
- A mob just got an uber buff
- Your sheep broke
- A mob is casting a nasty spell
What are you going to do? (more…)