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3-09-2011 @ 2:13PM
"I healed through an entire heroic dungeon with my user interface disabled. Matticus had recommended the exercise, as it allows you to focus on what's happening and your surroundings instead of little green bars. "I don't understand how this is possible. You can't see your mana, you can't see your target's health. I full understand how it's logistically possible to cast the spells and select targets (and I like the idea of how it forces you to know what you're doing rather than rely on your UI), but...how do you know who to heal when? That part I just don't understand.
3-09-2011 @ 2:15PM
It was back in Wrath, where the only spell I'd cast was Holy Light.When a tank got hit, I could see the boss hit them. When an add was on a player, I would see them getting beat up. When someone gets a debuff, they usually glow or have a spell effect on them. That was the entire point of the exercise: to see all of the little things that you would normally miss.
3-09-2011 @ 2:25PM
I see! Sounds like an interesting exercise. =)
3-09-2011 @ 2:31PM
@ChristianDid it help you with learning where your abilities are on your keyboard? I find myself frequently looking at my keybinds to hit the right one sometimes and am looking for ways to break out of that.
3-09-2011 @ 2:57PM
"It was back in Wrath, where the only spell I'd cast was Holy Light."I'd imagine that exercise in more recent content is beyond difficult and you would have to be some sort of god to be able to do so in a heroic dungeon. Besides the content now pretty much requires you to be able to see the big picture, or you will die anyway.
3-09-2011 @ 5:58PM
I suggest you try it again, Chase. This time, let go your conscious self and act on instinct.Your UIs can deceive you. Don't trust them.
3-09-2011 @ 9:39PM
Yes, and one should wear a blind fold and use the force.
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