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1-31-2010 @ 10:00AM
I previously used Grid/Clique. Now I use Vuhdo and I am extremely happy with the change. Ira is so responsive to healing needs--I do not have to worry about a fix or an update. Clique behavior is already incorporated into Vuhdo, so I do not need 2 addons to handle my preferred healing style. Why change? My issues when I used Grid was the multitude of different addons that Grid needed to work. Inevitably an addon I needed was dropped by the author. I got so tired of waiting after something broke for a fix, that I initially switched to Vuhdo to just have a functioning healing platform. If Grid had not failed me so much (in regard to the addons) l would have remained complacent with what I was used to. Does it take more time to set up? Not really. It does have a different kind of set up than your typical but you can walk through it pretty easily--and the website has a wonderful walk-through if you need more support. It really isn't any more difficult to figure out than Grid. Actually its easier as there is more description of your options and they are laid out in an easy to follow methodology. When I made the initial switch I set it up with my same Grid/Clique combos--but now I have so much more to choose from. Its customizable and can be sized/configured in enough different ways to satisfy any desired layout.I wouldn't heal anything without it now :)
1-31-2010 @ 12:43PM
I always do a double take when people say that vuhdo and grid look different and they can't set them up exactly the way they want. Both addons are build on the same libs and they can be made to look almost exactly the same. All the features ppl mentioned like not being able to target or icons looking this way or that or counters not visible well or not letting through all the debuffs and whatnot...they are all in there. You need to look at the latest version because Vuhdo changes sometimes drastically over a course of a week. Tons of new features, fixes etc.Resource wise, grid with all the features added that I use in Vuhdo has just as big of a memory footprint. Surprised? Don't be. Again they are built in a very similar way. Same plugins are used....how can it be drastically more or less footprint, performance wise, if one watches incoming heals vs the other? They both use libhealcomm. Same applies to most features in there.Options panel may take up some memory space and this is where the difference between the two comes from, but this is memory only. It does not do anything during combat and thus does not really affect your CPU which is the important resource here. Difference with Vuhdo, as several people pointed out is the fact that:a) it's all integrated into one addon. You do not have to rely on 10 different authors to update their mini addons on timeb) Iza is super responsive to all questions and very often implements suggestions that are even half way reasonable. The updates are out within a few days. I mean, who does that? :) Can't sing enough praise about this great addon. If you're a total grid fan this will not shoot your efficiency sky high in comparison. But the awesome support and visual candy that is vuhdo is well worth it to me. Ultimately choose what you're comfortable with. For great majority of the healer's needs, all 3 addons will work just fine. Difference is really personal preferences and cosmetics.
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