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4-18-2011 @ 10:56PM
It's worth noting that if you're using a mouseover setup, you'll still be able to use normally-targeted healing whenever you feel like it. A correctly written* mouseover macro will still cast on your target if you don't have a friendly mouseover target, or whatever focus conditionals you end up using. There is still the possibility of accidentally mispositioning your mouse over a player/nameplate/raidframe when you intend to cast on your target. This is a fairly legit concern, and is definitely a good reason that a mouseover setup can't be called superior-in-all-cases to a target-only healing style. I'd say it is pretty close to 100% superior though, as long as you intend to use mouseovers for at least half of your normal healing. On an unrelated note, my solution to the Inner Focus problem is an opt-out conditional. My GH-IF macro would look like this:#showtooltip Greater Heal/cast [nomod:alt] Inner Focus/cast Greater Heal...this automatically uses your underused cooldown when it is available, but gives you the ability to opt out of using your cooldown by holding the alt key if you have a pressing reason to save it (e.g. end of a trash pull right before a boss). It's handy to do the same with macros for using trinkets automatically too.------------------------------* Correctly written, in this case, refers to adding a pair of square brackets [ ] at the end of all the conditionals, fwiw. This is something that a macro-writer should be adding automatically to all macros using conditionals, because it essentially tells the game to "try using the spell normally" if all the other conditionals evaluate to be false/invalid. For example, the lifegrip macro in the article (/cast [@mouseover] Leap of Faith) will FAIL if you don't have a friendly mouseover, even if you have a valid target. You can fix this by changing it to:/cast [@mouseover,help] Leap of Faith...which will try your mouseover first, but still LG your target normally if you don't have a mouseover. Those two little brackets are pretty helpful for writing macros that don't misbehave.
4-18-2011 @ 11:04PM
...That was meant to be in reply to the first post which was debating mouseover vs. target healing, but w/e.
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