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3-13-2012 @ 12:22PM
Its a great looking UI, but I'm not sure how functional it is. I don't think I could survive with anything less than 4 actionbars.
3-13-2012 @ 12:31PM
I have two action bars, and to be very honest, I don't NEED to be able to look at them. If you use SexyCD, or a similar cooldown mod that condenses everything into a pretty little bar, and you can memorize your hotkeys for everything, you could easily have most of your bars hidden until you need to switch things out on it. I've been using the same setup of hotkeys (Q, E, F, G, R, T, V, Z and the Shift variants) for years, and by now I don't even need to look at my bars to play.
3-13-2012 @ 12:35PM
Agreed, I can understand having all your heals bound to mouseclicks, but how does he ever attack anything? Especially with the broad toolkit a priest has.
3-13-2012 @ 1:01PM
Bartender has a wonderful ability to hide action bars and only show them while in combat. This allows you to only show crucial cool downs in a visible place and leave everything else which is just a distraction as a healer out of view. As a priest, I really don't need to be able to see my mana burn, dps spells and buff bars typically while in combat. They're still accessible on mouse over as I know exactly where they are in the unlikely event I should ever need them but they just distract if I were to leave all 4 out.
3-13-2012 @ 1:11PM
bah wtb, edit button. I meant to say that bartender has an ability to hide action bars -- in or out of combat, so that they don't clutter the overall appearance of your UI. They're always there and always accessible if you mouse over them, but they are not viewable on your UI taking up valuable screen real-estate, or mental band-width as a healer. You're able to focus simply on what you need to while healing, and not DPS spells, or seldom used spells. While still making them accessible in a flash.
3-13-2012 @ 1:17PM
This set up is very similar to my Disc priests, the need for bars is very minimal with vuhdo since you can assign spells to clicks on enemy target frames. The only buttons I ever have to hit are for my cooldowns.
3-13-2012 @ 1:25PM
@mournelithe:I cannot remember the last time I actually had to do anything beyond Smite and Holy Fire to an enemy mob. I have two action bars set up for my Priest, simply to track CDs through Power Auras. The rest are hidden, and every one of my healing spells other than Power Word: Barrier are bound to mouse clicks through VuhDo.Honestly, I probalby don't need half the indicators I have showing on my screen as is, since everything is a mouseover macro. I tend to tune them out and not even pay attention.@Lipstick: HAI! It's Reta/Tiriél from da forums. xD
3-13-2012 @ 2:33PM
Agreed. He specified hes a healer. Hes also a priest, so in all likelyhood he will have a holy/disc os/ms, since he never ever mentioned shadow. All you need bound for keys is anything you cant be bothered to bind to a mouse, so cooldowns and, as previously mentioned, smite and holy fire.Theres really no need for more than 1 action bar as a healer, if you have something to track your various CD's on stuff like holy shock or riptide.I personally like the side bar for mounts and stuff too, thats similar to mine, 1 bar for CD's and a few basic attacks, and one for buffs and mounts. The rest is click-bound.
3-13-2012 @ 2:36PM
I should have said something about this. Bartender4 has the fantastic ability to bind an entire bar to a key modifier. My offensive bar is bound to shift and cc'ish type stuff is bound to ctrl.
3-13-2012 @ 2:54PM
It seems my main from my dark tanking days was the name I was using when I activated this account. And as it happens I am Disc/shadow, but I have a completely different set- up for shadow.
3-13-2012 @ 8:11PM
Ahh, ok. Generally hidden action bars makes more sense.I do a fair bit of questing outside of raiding still in my heal spec, so was curious to see how a simple UI like this would work. I guess you just set up the bars so your keybinds work then hide them.How do you swap your UI for shadow then? Is it a simple profile change, or a complete reload of UI plus addons?Also, what happens when you use a vehicle?
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