Okay this part won't really teach you anything about scripting, but it'll effectively let you know about how good you are at scripting. (If you know something more complicated than what I put in here, you're obviously better than I am, and if you know absolutely nothing about scripting this section won't really apply to you.)
Here's how it works, I'm going to ask three questions, and you pick the answers that best suit you.
#1 What is a label?
A) Never heard of it.
B) A word followed by a colon.
C) I use them to divide my scripts into more easy to find sections.
D) The Be All and End All of any script. The Alpha and Omega. What makes any script I make work.
E) I can't believe you just asked me that. I refuse to allow my intelligence to be insulted by this question.
#2 What is a match table?
A) Good Question.
B) They're supposed to make things easier to script, but I can't quite get the hang of them.
C) I use those in a couple scripts to loop commands.
D) The Meat and Potatoes of my script. I spend more time typing out match tables than anything else.
E) I'm still insulted.
#3 How do you use the 'counter' Command?
A) I don't even know what it is.
B) I don't. I've never found any use it for.
C) I use this to keep track of how many times I've done things.
D) I find it useful in some scripts for keeping track of certain types of variables.
E) I've created scripts that use counter as a sort of 'engine' adding a second layer of variables and paths behind the ones used in most scripts.
C)+D) You're a good scripter, the next two questions will decide how good.
Okay so I don't get anyone jumping on me here let me more greatly define the context of Answer B) and why if you chose it you are a beginner. A Label is a word followed by a colon yes, and it does make some sections easy to find. But if all you use a label for is to locate sections in your script, you aren't using even half of its potential. Answer C) is the... metaphorically correct answer and anyone who knows scripting would know that it's exactly correct, you cannot make anything more than a very simple script without labels, and if you read up on them in my commands section you'll see why.
A) Still a Newbie, but you could also be a beginner.
B) A beginner, on the threshold of greatness.
C) A little less than average.
D) A good solid scripter, you know what you're doing.
E) You're either phenomenal or egotistical.
The Match table is as defined in answer D). You WILL spend most of your time typing match tables than anything else in a script, once you get to a proficient level. If you answered C), yes you're good, but if you're using match tables on a "here and there" basis your scripts are losing a lot of their potential. Those of you who answered B), take heart as this is one of the most common problems beginners face. Once they learn of the match table and the basics of how it works they see the world open up before them, but then have trouble realizing their vision. This guide is aimed specifically at those of you who answered B) to question #2.
A) You could be anything from a newbie to below average.
B) Below Average.
D) A good to excellent scripter.
E) Boy I really WAS insulting you wasn't I?
The counter command is one of the most difficult commands to fully grasp with the Wizard FE. I feel that it was initially created and put in to be used the way C) uses them. But it has almost limitless potential. I'm still finding new and inventive ways to use counter in my scripts. Answer E) to this question is pretty much as complex as you can get when scripting with The Wizard, and I give Kudos to anyone who can truthfully answer with it. And of course as I mentioned a the top of this, if you've done anything more complicated than I've listed in these questions, You've outstripped my current level of skill, so Kudos to you too. Oh, and if you gave your answers as: E) E) C)... I'm laughing at you right now. ;-P