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4-19-2011 @ 1:01AM
It seems to me that one of Dawn's hidden assumptions about mouseover healing is that a person must use a mouse to move the character out of the badness instead of using the keyboard.This seems strange to me because when a person uses the mouse to move, how are they selecting other targets to heal? What I particularly like about mouseover healing is that you can run (using the keyboard) while healing others without having to click other targets. Even though I recognize that moving with the mouse is more effective, there are times when moving with the keyboard is useful too.
4-19-2011 @ 1:11AM
No. It's perfectly acceptable for a healer to move with the mouse and the keyboard. I've said this on various occasions across times. To do either exclusively as a healer would limit what you can do while moving. There are certain things that demand mouse movement, but small things do not and if that's the case it's fine to strafe. Melee DPS are the only class I've played that benefit from mouse movement exclusively, and I'm sure even the masters of that could tell you of instances where keyboard movement works. Typically as a healer you're using the mouse to start your movement in the right direction, then auto-running while you continue to heal.
4-19-2011 @ 10:23AM
With proper mouseover macros nothing stops you from turning with the mouse while healing. The heals are just cast at your target when not mousing over anything.
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