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 Asura.Elizabet
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By Asura.Elizabet 2020-01-21 15:42:07
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So I've been getting a lot of questions about gearswaps, luas, and if we could do something, or add a functions or something along those lines.

So it occurred to me that we have great resources around about how to put your gear in them, and all that stuff. But not much on how it actually works. So I've been starting to thinker about making a tutorial around making your own gearswap lua from scratch. Not just copy pasting someone's and putting your gear in it but actually making your own.

So before we start, here's a few things:

1) This isn't a how to make the best ever lua.
2) It's like an online class based on giving the tools to understand how gearswap works, with a bit of intro to programming sprinkled on top.
3) It's not a comprehensive programming class.

With those caveats in mind, lets dig in!

Class #1 -- What's gearswap and how to make sets.
Class #2 -- Rules and Making your first swap.
Class #3 -- Using logic to make smart magic swaps.
Class #4 -- Handling JA and WS.
Class #5 -- Handling Idle, Engaged, TP and DT sets properly.
Class #6 -- Including Modes for Normal or Magic Burst Nuking sets. And spell mapping for categorizing.


Each Class (above) will become links to separated threads as each class is released.

The reason behind is so each class has its own thread so people can ask questions and / or answer them based on the material of each class. And general feedback in this master thread.

Ps. Would be cool to pin this one up top. <3
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By Tarage 2020-01-21 15:52:10
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Props for doing this. So much better than the endless banter and bullshitting.

Thank you.
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By Lakshmi.Buukki 2020-01-21 16:05:46
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This might actually get me to start using lua and gs. huge props here, thanks a bunch.
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By Sylph.Talym 2020-01-21 16:20:02
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This looks pretty nice so far, thanks for taking the time to make it!

Pedantic nit-pick - In lesson one, you refer to the constructs as "arrays", but these are actually simply tables. Arrays in Lua are tables indexed with integers, which is generally not the case for gear sets in GS.

Probably not a big deal, but I know terminology differences between various Lua/GS tutorials clouded learning when I was getting started myself.
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By Asura.Elizabet 2020-01-21 16:21:41
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Thanks, I'll correct that! I'm not super well versed in lua language itself so I wasn't aware of that difference.

But that's also one of the reasons I wanted to make this. So we get a place to learn about it that's a bit more structured then "How I mine for fish, Gearswap edition". XD
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By Asura.Focaubiont 2020-01-21 17:12:15
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Thanks so much for this. Been looking for something like this for a long time.
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By Shiva.Paulu 2020-01-21 17:15:55
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Thanks for taking the time to write these. This should help break the barrier of entry for those feeling intimidated.
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By Shiva.Humpo 2020-01-21 17:39:40
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Great idea, and certainly a great resource.
I do enjoy that you are linking all the other posts via this one and each one back to the main. But what would be even more awesome is if the moderators gave these posts their own subfolder so they don't get buried!
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By Asura.Elizabet 2020-01-21 21:49:12
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Aight, up to Class #4 done. Should have 5 and 6 ready by next week, stay tuned.
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By Asura.Elizabet 2020-02-18 14:38:33
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Class 6 came in. Master thread updated. Sorry it took a lil while, life and stuff.
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By Asura.Elizabet 2020-04-29 12:36:43
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Bit of a bump so this doesn't get too buried and also cause I don't play anymore so... Be well folks!
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