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8-26-2010 @ 7:55PM
@vern:It really is a matter of personal opinian. My mains a disc/holy priest and i raid casually. I also use grid-like frames but I only let them show player names on top of the class-colloured backgrounds, and a little frame surounding each one that turns red for aggro and yellow when they have the weakened soul debuff, so I know who to shield when needed. I like having the names there cause in any givin raid you could have lets say 5 druids, of whom 2 are healing. That way I can decide who should get healed first and who can manage without. The unit frames on my ui also wont show health numbers as this would be to distracting for me personaly. As far as spotting buffs and debuffs, I cant check if everyone is buffed right, certainly not from looking at their total health. (this is just me though). Debuffs show up on a differen bar created with satrinas buff bars, witch is a great little addon imo. As you mentioned already, this is all pretty much personal preference though.
8-26-2010 @ 8:25PM
I did try GRID and I didn't like it because it only can show a DELTA of the health as a number, and only if some health is missing. Whereas PITBULL 4.0 (the screenshot I attached above) shows virtually anything you want, a %, the max health, the delta, anything.Another important point (for me, again its an opinion) is to treat a UI as a Head Up Display (HUD) as much as possible. So I don't need to know about who is not in my range because I can not do anything at all for them, those folks just overload my UI and take my attention away from Folks I can act on right now. I think GRID can do that too from my test.Really consider this: put the 'range' transparency to 100% if someone is not in your healing range.Your UI is going to clear up so fast and you can focus better, and this without changing anything at all at your setup (and its easily reversible if you don't like it, its just a % on frame transparency).
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