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6-18-2010 @ 6:33PM
I'm a tree and don't heal with any add ons other than DBM. Thats not really a healer add on, anyway.What I do is drag out the raid frames from the UI, have 5x5 boxes for 25 mans.I make it so if you're out of range you're faded out, and only the dispellable debuffs show up.I kind of 'know' who has what buff on them. For a tree this is very useable. I have no idea how i'd heal a 40 man raid, though. hehe.I also have a disco priest. She's power aura'd to the max. Auras for renew, bubble, weakened soul. I don't know how I'd MT heal without it! The weakened sould one is very helpful (with timer) when I cross raid heal. (aside: oh to have a group instant cast heal like circle or wild growth. . . maybe next expansion i see!) Same person, different persepctives. I'm also an avid pvp'er and find that when I tried to use healbot on my tree, I didn't like it. my reflexes are pretty quick because of not using an add on as tree. I'm going to go one step further here and say I'm proud to be able to heal without healbot or grid on my tree. Not to take anything away from anyone else (really!) it's kind of like my own personal acheivment!!Thanks for this forumPS, I have no idea what healing on a pally is like, and I just didn't 'get' shaman healing.
6-18-2010 @ 6:46PM
Matthew wrote: "I make it so if you're out of range you're faded out, and only the dispellable debuffs show up."I am curious -- how is your UI set up to notify you when sometime gets a second stack of Plague Sickness in Putricide-H? It's not dispelllable, and it's on both a timer and ticks for extra stacks. Same with things like stacks of Mystic Buffet on Sindragosa. Or how can you tell if someone lost their priest shield during phase 1 of Lich King so that you know to roll HoTs on them in preparation for the next Infest?
6-18-2010 @ 8:20PM
Maybe people who HAVE the add-ons commenting on Vent?Just a guess, and I'll hold my hand up if I'm wrong.But isn't that just using add-ons by proxy?
6-18-2010 @ 11:31PM
"I kind of 'know' who has what buff on them. "------You *KIND OF* know? My Grid is set up to show all relevant information so I *ALWAYS* know. This is the kind of problem you deal with when you are healing with people who don't use addons. My guild used to have a paladin healer who refused to use any addons, and he just could not find the Slag Pot victim in time during Ulduar 25 raid. In order to justify how good he is without addons, he used to post healing meters in raid chat. On the other hand, healing Slag Pot is a non-issue with a customised Grid addon. I don't even need to have the name of the person called out on vent because there's this big debuff icon in the middle of a rectangle. It is a lot faster than trying to locate a particular person's by name among 25 rectangles.I don't believe any healers without addon who claim they are great healers unless they can prove that to me. Personally I have never met one that's good. I'm still waiting to be proven wrong.
6-19-2010 @ 3:34AM
Um, haven't gotten to sindragosa yet. . . so I don't know!Now I'm scared.
6-19-2010 @ 5:31AM
Honest curiosity, not flaming: how are you keeping track of your HoTs? Are you doing 10 or 25 mans? I haven't used to default UI in a while... can you set it up to only show your HoTs, not the billion other buffs on the player?(While I won't give up my Grid, I do think this info could be very useful on patch night or PTR, so I want to learn :D)
6-19-2010 @ 5:37AM
Don't be scared, Matt, but DO experiment with addons. They are your friends.You'll be by with a little help from your friends. :)It doesn't need to be a lot, or huge, or crazy, or even super custom- there are just a few things you'll need to know that Blizzard's UI won't be able to tell you. Think of addons- well- adding those things on to Blizz's UI. XDI like this discussion I'm hearing about healers who hear prompts in Vent but claim to use no addons. We should find an entire raid the refuses to use addons. That, I think, would cinch the discussion. If we can find an entire raid that doesn't use addons- and, well, even VENT may be thought of as an addon, or really, a much bigger 'cheat' than any healing addons we've discussed here! So, yeah, interesting stuff about healers using no addons, who nevertheless use them by proxy.That Problem with the pot? Yeah, I remember that happening. For the longest time, I couldn't understand why folks couldn't find the guy in the hot pocket! He's right there on your UI! Then I realized some people were even trying to heal 10-mans without using BLIZZARD'S stock raiding UI, pulling out the frames from the Raid frame. XD
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