I use standard UI except for 2 PvP addons that are pretty much essential. I do keybind with mouseovers though mainly because I am a healer. I used to click in WOTLK as a Frost DK and I was the top DPS on my server for a long time until people started getting Shadowmourne. While keybinding would have improved my dps some its still possible to click and DPS though I wouldn't recommend it.
He is probably ranking because he just tunnel visions everything like most clickers do, and they get carried by good healers.
I use HC garrosh as the plateau because of how little benefit is offered from switching - yes I have switched, for multiple weeks at a time on multiple occasions. No visible benefit. I know first hand I gain nothing from switching and it's people who can't have a serious discussion who are calling me out, which is why this is getting pointless. I won't suddenly start failing because you all shout loud enough, neither will any other decent clicker.
The fact you seem to think you "switched" multiple times for multiple weeks is very laughable. I seriously doubt you even play as competitively as you believe, so far you've shown me nothing to prove otherwise either. Clicking is vastly inferior, in close to all situations. You're talking to someone who has experienced both clicking for a number of years and keybinding too. I noticed a large difference a long time ago.
Not to mention your extra action button is another thing you have to click if you're a clicker.
The biggest issue I see with clicking is that it'll usually mean you're also a keyboard turner. Keyboard turning is god awful. I don't believe the difference between clicking and keybinding is minuscule at all. Its a huge playstyle change that makes you better suited to handle different situations. Not saying its impossible to be good and a clicker, but I am saying that 99 times out of a 100 a good clicker would be a great player if he just keybound.
Last edited by Notdev; 2013-10-09 at 03:00 PM.
Clicking on multiple things per GCD isn't very difficult when you're used to it. Movement is usually easy to handle with a mix of keyboard turns, strafes, quick adjustments between GCD on facing, and autorun when I'm slacking. Jumps massively helpful too.
Due to GCD restrictions, the inefficiency seen by some does not need to impact on your performance.
The largest DPS loss I've found (excluding hexos) from clicking is usually from targetting a specific difficult to target add among a load of adds, which is more a UI problem than a clicking problem for me that I CBA to fix.
As a druid healer i use 1-7 with my fingers, rest of my abilities are clicked.
Except for §, which is the only button i've keybinded.
I'm also using default everything. I've got DBM, skada, atlasloot, that's pretty much it.
Top progress on our realm, realm first last tier.
I've been playing this way since i started so i guess i'm very used to it by now, having alot of keybinds isn't my cup of tea.
Oh and for the UI stuff, as a healer i've got no idea why anyone would use anything other than blizz ui, it's great for everything. Shows all the debuffs that are important, shows my cd's i've used on the target, shows hp... rest is all about predicting who gets damaged.
Keybinding > Clicking
For many reasons, all already mentioned in this thread.....
You can be good as a clicker but you will be even better as a keybinder if doing it right.