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5-30-2011 @ 5:14PM
I use a n52te and a razer, I have bartender set up to mirror the layout of the keys, a 3x3 grid on the left with the n52 keybinds (I don't use the left most buttons) and a 3x4 grid on the right with my razer bindings. It's lovely.I'll certainly take into account what you've said here - I know one of the devs of Power Aura's (he was my GL before he promoted me and server transfered) so should really give that a shot, and I'm tempted to use a decent raid frame. The problem I have with Healbot and Vuhdo is that they seem to incorporate clique functionality, I want my mouseover commands to be on the n52te, not the mouse.Any suggestions?Please note that I am closing in on 10 level 85s now, 1 of each class, and all those that can heal do so in offspec with exception to my druid, he's resto in both specs.
5-30-2011 @ 5:37PM
If I understand what you're asking, you want all the macro and spell functionality to be based in keybinds and programmed macros, not a function of your healing frames? So your healing frames would do nothing more than target a person?I've never used Healbot, but VohDo and Grid both do exactly what you're asking for. VuhDo comes out of the box with click casting functionality but it can all be disabled through the options. Grid works backwards, and out of the box does nothing more than target.
Vuhdo has mouseover functionality. You can assign them in the UI of the program (/vuhdo opt. It's in Spells } keys } key binding) and then assign the key you want to press to activate those spells in wow's keybinding UI. (Scroll all the way to the bottom.) Alternatively you can write a macro with a [target=vuhdo]. Macroname: ZOMGDONTDIE!#showtooltip NS:GHW/cast Nature's Swiftness/cast [target=vuhdo] Greater Healing WaveThat's bound to key 3 on my druid and shammy. You can redirect it to whatever key you want on your gamepad.
5-30-2011 @ 5:50PM
Mouseover macros are the way to go. I do the same thing with my G13.On my priest I've got something along the lines of:#showtooltip Penance/cast [@mouseover] PenanceI put that macro on my bars rather than the penance spell itself, then all I do is put my mouse over someone's grid frame and hit the button. It allows you to cast on people that aren't in party/raid either; hover over them in the world and cast. It works great once you're used to it, so give it a shot.
5-30-2011 @ 6:24PM
Mouseover macros don't necessarily make you a better healer, but they can help with your reaction times. Also, I personally feel they make the whole process less clunky. It helps to be able to target heal through the same macro as well, though, so this is the template I use:#showtooltip#show/cast [target=mouseover,exists,help][target=target,exists,help][target=player] Holy LightThat way, it has a priority system. If I have a mouseover target, it heals them. If not, it heals my actual target. If I have neither, it heals me rather than just failing. That macro can probably be condensed a bit, but since it's nowhere near the character limit, I haven't bothered.
5-30-2011 @ 8:27PM
just a little thing to same you some space on macros... if you include [help], there is no need to add [exist] as well, as it is already implied. same thing with [harm]
5-31-2011 @ 7:20PM
I also use the n52te/Nostromo for my Holy Priest. I use Grid for consolidating health bars and mouseover macros to simplify targeting. I use modifiers to multiply the number of keybinds on the Nostromo to 60 (5 modes x 12 buttons), using 2 actionbar's worth for heals. My general Mouseover macro template is #showtooltip/cast [@mouseover, exist, help, nodead] Renew; RenewThis will gracefully degrade the targeting of the cast spell; mouseover target, then target, then self. The benefit is that I can target the tank's target, and slip in some DPS without retargeting, which helps with threat monitoring. I have a video of this layout up on my YouTube channel (dedicated to using the n52te/Nostromo with WoW) at http://www.youtube.com/user/grendalsh.
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