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9-09-2010 @ 1:24PM
Very strange article in contrast to your others which I have enjoyed... First of all, to say that you only know two clickers has to be a misunderstanding or your cant know any amount of healers. Secondly, to say that the hardest role to pull off as a clicker is healing? How on earth did you reach that conclusion? True that DPS and Tanking would be horrid as a clicker but as a healer? I play a paladin going between all three specs when I need to and while I tank with buttons, dps with buttons I heal with a single click.I have played this game for a while, raided for just about the same amount of time and I know at least 50 healers (post and present) and 90% of them use the same setup. You move your mouse and click, once. Grid + Clique, nuff said!Buttonmashing serves its purpose for cooldowns, judgements etc but I would not like to go to the length of actually selecting a target (means I can't target something else, like the boss), then pushing a button, to cast a heal.
9-09-2010 @ 1:32PM
I think he means Clicker as someone who clicks buttons on the action bars. Everyone has to click on unit frames, mobs, nodes, and such to target (well, outside of some insane tabbing).
9-09-2010 @ 1:35PM
Yes, I found the article somewhat odd too. I'm a Healbot guy myself, but it's the same concept: no targeting, 1 click healing, CDs and judgments by way of buttonmashing. I have no idea if it's optimal, but it has worked very well for me. And nearly all healers I know (not just other pallies) use a similar set up.That Healium add-on looks kind of slick, but using something like Healbot where you can shift from one heal to the other just by way of using a different mouse button or keyboard modifier seems more efficient than moving the cursor between heal icons. Haven't tried it tho...
9-09-2010 @ 1:36PM
I have always known the term "clicker" to mean someone who uses the mouse point to click abilities on their action bars.
9-09-2010 @ 1:48PM
As a dps clicker, I think you are being a bit harsh with the "horrid" comment.I am a clicker and my dps is right up there with equally geared button pressers.
9-10-2010 @ 7:36PM
I'm not sure i'd consider healers 'clickers' for choosing healing addons ... uhmm. maybe I'm the only one who thinks this way but when i think of clicker healers, i think of a healer that clicks the person on the screen to target, then moves the mouse to their action bar and clicks the spell to heal.. a very slow process. >
9-09-2010 @ 3:13PM
If you're clicking and doing equal dps to a keybind player in similar gear then you're a better player.Get a Razer Naga or keybind more skills and start beating them instead of doing the same damage :)
9-09-2010 @ 3:16PM
Believe it or not, there are people out there who heal by selecting the unit they are healing, then clicking the button on their toolbar for the healing spell they want to cast. Some of them are bad, some of them are good, but people who don't use addons, and play with the default UI are pretty much stuck in this boat. Its really only mostly workable for 5 mans, and not for raids, but there are some raiders that do it too.
9-09-2010 @ 4:06PM
The term "Clicker" means someone who is clicking spells, not using their mouse to target. Grid+Clique / healbot are not really the same thing, and actually, they could easily be mentioned in this article as a solution for clickers.I was a clicker on my hunter until I started healing on my shaman. As a hunter I would out perform better geared hunters constantly as a clicker. While that may in fact mean I am a better hunter, I don't particularly agree. Hunters are incredibly easy to play as a clicker without worry of it degrading your performance. I mean if it takes you more than 1.5 seconds to get to the next button you have more to worry about than whether you click or bind. The only difficult part about it is movement if you are a mouse turner.Healing, on the other hand, is incredibly difficult to do as a clicker (I know, I WAS a clicker who tried healing...) you have to click the spell then move to the unit frame, then click the frame, or click the frame to target, then move to the spell and click it to cast.It was because of this that I decided it was about time to start binding. To be fair, I was a surv hunter at the time, and I wasn't really able to effectively bind until I went MM (surv had too many keys for my fat fingers to keep track of). As I have been binding for about a year now, I could probably go back to surv without issue, but at the time it was overwhelming.The real advantage to binding is being able to use your abilities on the move. It is far far easier to kite as a binder, imho.
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