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Raid Rx: The value of the all-purpose healer {WoW}

Jul 30th 2011 1:39PM Regarding the UI, I'm still looking for a good pre-made UI which uses VuhDo. Our healing group includes me as a Shammy, a Druid and a Priest. With VuhDo's nice ways of showing HoT bars, alerts when someone is shielded, who has other players hots on them... so far I've found no way of setting up other healing addons to show me so much info about what the other healers are doing.

Reader UI of the Week: Diligent planning with Amaus {WoW}

Jun 15th 2011 2:08PM As a question, are there any standard/pre-built UIs that use Vuhdo? My raiding toon is a healer and I get on with Vuhdo far, far better than any other healing addons.

The Queue: R-r-repeat {WoW}

Mar 15th 2011 6:59AM Q for the Queue: Is there going to be a Rift-based spin-off from WoW Insider? I like the style you guys have here.

Shifting Perspectives: Amazing addons for feral cat DPS {WoW}

Mar 7th 2011 11:05AM My old UI (ditched about six months back) had Dominoes action-bars in an ark around the top and right of my character, so I could see the global cooldown, and select convenient emergency buttons. This has been replaced with me putting VuhDo there.

Reason: eyesight. I can't easily see buttons at the edges and bottom of my screen without moving my eyes towards them. I blame it on getting a super-sized screen!

Shifting Perspectives: Amazing addons for feral cat DPS {WoW}

Mar 7th 2011 9:17AM As a semi-related question:

I use a combination of Utopia and SatrinaBuffFrames for my buffs an debuffs, and the debuffs on the mob. It used to be set up so that if a buff (on me) appeared on Utopia then it wouldn't appear on SBF, so that the ones that did appear were far fewer and all important.

But SBF seems to have suddenly stopped being able to do this. I'm no longer able to selectively turn off individual common buffs. Is this likely to be fixed soon, and if not is there a different addon out there that could do as a replacement?

Reader UI of the Week: Crafting a UI for a disabled player {WoW}

Mar 2nd 2011 10:13AM For spelling I use an addon called Misspelled. It highlights incorrect words in mage-blue and lets you right-click on the word to select the correct spelling. The dictionary it has isn't always great though, and it's still no help with muddling up letters. Example: I'm always having to double-check if I've just typed "definitely" or "defiantly"!

Reader UI of the Week: Crafting a UI for a disabled player {WoW}

Mar 1st 2011 7:00PM This looks like is could be very usefull. I'm not very good at these sorts of things though. How do you install it please?

Reader UI of the Week: Crafting a UI for a disabled player {WoW}

Mar 1st 2011 6:30PM "I still think it is important to note that there is no standard definition for being disabled."

I agree entirely with this statement and urge people to have a good think about what it really means.

I for one don't have a disability, but I do have Dyslexia. Now many people think that Dyslexia is only about a persons ability to read and write, but actually it's quite a strange and subtle one. It is essentially an "error" in the wiring of the brain which makes Dyslexics think and process information in a different way to usual.

You may have heard descriptions of how a dyslexic person sees a page of words, with all of the letters floating about the place and the spaces between the letters flashing like blinking lights... well now imagine what it's like when you're trying to drive and the cars on the road seem to be moving side to side and floating slightly off the road.

I want to stress that not every person with Dyslexia has this issue. Different people with the condition will have very different experiences! But in my own case I'll never be able to drive simply because it's too darn dangerous. And of course translated into WoW it means missing a lot of mobs, and losing where things are. But is this really a disability? No. At most it's a mild annoyance. People with true disability's have a lot more to cope with, and in many varied different ways. If you can imagine it, it's out there!

As a final random aside, the UK Equality Act 2010 defines disability as follows:

"A person has a disability for the purposes of the Act if he or she has a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities"

Food for thought!

Breakfast Topic: How has reading WoW Insider changed your game experience? {WoW}

Mar 1st 2011 8:24AM For me it's more the social aspect of WoW Insider that interests me. There's a group of us who always get together on Mumble in the evening for a natter: real life friends who've been scattered across the country by the reality of life. We all read WoW Insider and it's nice to discuss the occasional article... or just giggle at some of the best comments that people post.

Kinda' like the internet equivalent of all sitting chatting in front of the TV I guess.

Patch 4.1 PTR notes updated for Feb. 28 {WoW}

Mar 1st 2011 7:56AM The change to Flurry was needed though, due to a bit of a quirk with the talents that (at the moment) mean Fury Warriors can do very high DPS with Rogue Daggers... which is such a silly situation it does need to be fixed.

Seriously, if you don't believe me, try it! Put fast, Crit-heavy daggers on your big, bad warrior and watch her DPS!