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8-05-2010 @ 4:50PM
How about HealBot? You can start using it immediately after downloading it. But that isn't the case with Grid, you need to read the manual, and then take a class to use it.I downloaded Grid but it took me forever to customize it so I decided to keep using Healbot.
8-05-2010 @ 5:05PM
Yay Healbot!! When I began my healing career (yup, on a priest), I healed my very first dungeon, Deadmines, with point-and-cast. Whew, glad for those days to be over. After that intense experience, I downloaded HB and never looked back.I've downloaded and "tried" Grid/Clique and VuhDo, but they were ridiculous to set up. I really liked VuhDo, but after an hour (no I'm not kidding) of playing with the settings I just gave up. There is definitely another side to a sword with lots of customizing options available to you.Sebastien of IcftB.
8-05-2010 @ 5:46PM
Well there is something to be said for "working out of the box". So I understand why you might want to use Healbot.Grid use to frustrate me too, to no end. Trying to figure it out -- took me a long while and a lot of searching around on youtube for good tutorial videos, a lot of searching around on wow.com and other websites to get some instructions.But I guarantee that Grid is well worth the frustration of getting it how you want it. I can now pretty much set up grid in my sleep, with my eyes closed. And once you understand how stuff works it's not really daunting at all.The thing about Grid which makes it -so- popular is that it's -is- so customizable. It allows you to use just what you need -- and lets you leave all the rest. Which is very good for people with lag issues, etc. It has many many many plugins which reduces how many additional add ons you need to get the job done -- without a lot of extras you really don't need. Even if you're comfortable with Healbot, I would recommend that you still try other raid frames from time to time. They're ever evolving and a lot has changed over the years. Expanding your horizons will change how you react as a healer -- and may even make you appreciate healbot all the more.
8-05-2010 @ 6:39PM
I've used Healbot since early BC raiding, but had just in the last few months sat down and got grid/clique to work for me on my priest and I'm really liking it. It basically is doing the same things healbot does, but feels a little more stable, though really HB has not let me down that much.I need a grid addon that will help me with rez'n though (I'm sure there is one out there, just have not bothered to look).I still use HB on my druid and pally only because I have not taken the time to configure grid.
8-05-2010 @ 7:08PM
For something out of the box as easy to use and Healbot but as customisable, if not MORE customisable than grid Vuhdo wins hands down.It makes Healbot look like a kindergarten tool, but at the same time makes grid look like a space ship in complexity and a fingerpainting in style.
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