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6-10-2010 @ 7:04PM
"Healbot, for example, creates a special frame for click-casting. It assigns certain spells to certain mouse buttons by default, making healing a breeze. The chief limitation of Healbot, however, is the link to physical buttons on a mouse and the lack of native support for more than five of them."Actually, Healbot supports much more than that. I get told this a lot, but I have used Healbot since I began healing on my priest. During the setup you can designate which MOUSE BUTTON casts which spell and supports up to I think 13 mouse buttons? I'm not logged in, so I can't check, but I know it has left, right, middle, and then 1-10 based on memory, but I may be slightly off on that. Add to it you also can shift click, alt click, ctrl click, shift + alt, ctrl + alt, shift+ ctrl, and do that with each mouse button. I use roughly 10 spells regularly when healing."Without keyboard mods, a Healbot healer is restricted to no more than five heals that are ready at a moment's notice. This player will also need a fair bit of practice to get beyond the defaults of "left click, little heal; right click, big heal.""Again, I used roughly 10 spells regularly while healing, and it doesn't take too much practice, honestly. You set it up how you want. Have left and right click be your priority spells, then shift and ctrl and alt for the others."Memory plays a role, as Healbot does little to notify you visually of which keys do which action, especially once you've sized the bars down to the point that you can view the entire raid.""While this is true, it is also at the same time, not true. Healbot doesn't change the tooltip icon, no. However there is an option to have a box appear beneath the mouse cursor, above healbot, or below healbot, or even to the side of healbot, based on your choice, that will detail what button combination will perform what spell.Just wanted to clear up some misconceptions.Overall, if you want to use something with a more smoothly designed layout, then you probably do want to choose something like this mouse and maybe grid+clique. I haven't used either, I just use a logitech nano, healbot, and my regular keyboard on my laptop, so I couldn't really go on about those addons or even that mouse.
6-10-2010 @ 7:09PM
I may not have stressed the visual clues strongly enough. Healbot doesn't even come close. You can, for example, see the spinny cooldown circle on your button bar. Healbot, as of the last time I used it, didn't have anything like that.
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