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5-30-2011 @ 6:01PM
I use the default UI and I heal just fine. Healers shouldn't have to rely on addons to be able to perform.Besides knowing which heal to apply under given circumstances, I find familiarizing yourself with the keybindings makes the biggest difference. You really have to know your hotkeys, so pressing that tank saving instant heal becomes pure muscle memory. You don't need actionbar addons to do this; where the spell is located on your bars is irrelevant if you have it binded.Make sure your keybinds are arranged in a way so that they are all accessible by the left hand (I have the default A/W/S/D/Q/E for movement). Here is a list of my most important keybinds (hpriest), hopefully it will be helpful for others:`: PW:SCtrl-`: Leap of Faith1: DispelCtrl-1: Mass Dispel2: PoMCtrl-2: Light Wells3: RenewCtrl-3: Holy Word4: Flash HealCtrl-4 Binding Heal5: CoHCtrl-5: PoHR: HealCtrl-R: Greater HealCtrl-space: Desperate PrayersF: Guardian SpiritZ: Arcane TorrentAlt-2: Remove DiseaseAlt-3: Shadow FiendAlt-E: Hymm HopeAlt-R: Divine Hope
5-30-2011 @ 6:17PM
Hm... I suppose, but to heal effectively you at least have to make mouseover macros, otherwise you have to click target each person you want to heal and then press your key bind (2 actions) rather than one (mouseover the person and press your keybind). It's interesting that the extra work is required to heal effectively, when no other role -requires- that kind of extra stuff to be effective (certainly, it's helpful for many roles, but it's not really -necessary- to be effective).
5-30-2011 @ 6:20PM
This is the same as clicking vs keybinding, a good clicker will outplay a bad keybinder, but if both are good, the keybinder will have better reactions.In the same way, a great healer using default will outplay a bad using grid, but realistically, if the great healer changes his UI to show the exact same information in a more efficient and readable way, there's only one outcome, being that the great healer now plays even better :)TL;DR(Even though it wasn't long): I suspect any good player *could* play without addons, but they will always be outplayed by someone of the same skill with a better UI :)
5-30-2011 @ 6:30PM
Downvoted. Once for double posting, again for the insinuation that your approach is the best and only one. The entire world is not as skilled as you.And seriously: "If healers have to rely on their UI to perform than their approach is flawed." ???? Have you tried healing with NO UI? No player frames? Not even the default? If you have, please do let us know how that goes. I'd be genuinely interested in that one.
5-30-2011 @ 6:35PM
P.S. I agree with dj.clayden!
5-30-2011 @ 7:00PM
Yeah my bad sorry. First time posting so I accidentally submitted twice.Also I apologize for the comment 'playing with addon is flawed'. That was not my intention so I went to change it, only to realize it has already been posted. Wish there is a way to remove that post.
5-31-2011 @ 6:42PM
@dj.clayden, I agree with the majority of your post- but assuming that a keybinder has better reactions than a clicker seems presumptuous.Once you're used to a system, assuming you're a skilled player, I really dont think that either system will ensure a better performance.
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