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6-18-2010 @ 6:10PM
Blizzard has admitted that they nowadays create their bossfights assuming that the players that's fighting the bosses uses addons like Deadly Boss Mods to help them. Not that they have said anything specifically, but in my book it would be a stretch to assume that they have the same philosophy when it comes to healing; So if you look at it that way, it's actually those who heal without addons that's on a crutch.
Wouldn't be a stretch, silly typos that changes an entire sentence's meaning.
6-18-2010 @ 6:13PM
Actually, it's the other way around. They've said time and time again that they don't expect anyone to have any addon, and many employees actually use the default UI to great power with no addons at all.
6-18-2010 @ 8:38PM
Yup. Is it possible to raid heal without addons. It's also possible for people to main tank a raid on a Shaman. We've got a pretty decent healer who uses a stock UI to raid. He has keybindings & mouseover macros built in (as most good healers do as a backup or to deal with patch days). He's a solid healer, and can MT heal or raid heal. He's putting up slightly above average numbers but can lag on things like dispels or casting situational buffs.I've known several players over the years who have healed only using stock UI, but they always seemed to fall a bit behind the others.Blizzard reps like GC have been saying for a while that they are not happy with the UI for healers. Healing is the one role that does require a different display than the others because healers spend the raid looking at health bars & often change targets up to 30+ times per minute among 25+ characters. That's why no one asks if it's possible to raid as a tank or dps without addons.
6-19-2010 @ 12:20PM
It's also possible to drive your car with your with your feet if you want to. That doesn't make it a good fookin idea. Thank you, Chris Rock for that one.
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