healbot been using for a while.
healbot been using for a while.
Grid and Mouseover Macros! For me its just so much quicker, and I can leave my target frame on whatever/whoever I want while still dishing out raid heals. Love it.
Well you can heal with anything. Saying 'if you heal better with addons you're doing it wrong' is just ignorance.
Ofc you will heal better with addons. Without completely blind biased just trying to troll you can't even start to say that. That's like saying you aren't going to take full BiS gear because you can handle healing in greens.
For my alt - A holy Priest - Decursive and clique.
You really don't need a lot of addons.
It's not an interesting challenge to me to try to struggle to figure out what the current state of the raid is in terms of health, buffs, debuffs, etc. What's interesting to me is deciding what to do about that state that maximizes effectiveness of my mana and GCDs and minimizes the risk of death of the raid and maintaining that balance is, to me, the entire point, the entire challenge of being a healer. Spending extra time trying to figure out where a particularly important debuff is isn't part of that equation and isn't interesting to me.
The same goes for using click healing or mouseover macros. The only thing an addon does here is make it simpler to manage these binds, but beyond that, using a target-hotkey healing method is necessarily slower than either of the above, which necessarily makes you perform worse. Is it an interesting challenge to take longer and have to press more buttons to cast each individual spell? I certainly don't think so. It doesn't make the decisions any different, it just makes the execution of those decisions slower.
And, yes, I can perform my job just fine without addons, and I did for a long time, but I don't see how being able to precisely configure the presentation of information in a way that makes sense to me means I'm doing it wrong. Don't you organize your things? Surely you cannot seriously argue that, somehow, one is more skilled in a meaningful way because they can find something in a big pile of junk, rather than organizing it in a manner that makes sense to them.
So, seriously, stop with this crap. They don't play the game for you, and if you think they do, you're completely ignorant of changes Blizzard made some 5-6 years ago.
Grid and mouse over macros, I started doing I with my pally in wrath and I leveled a priest, plus some focus macros help even more with a priest
Ive played healadin and disc priest for 6 years, tried all from basic raidframes to healbot over the years.
I used grid in TBC (with mouse over macros) mostly because it showed debuffs, curses ect very good. + we had many periods in TBC were players used healbot had delay on healing = lots and lots of overhealing and slow healing, yea we had the discussion in guild
In WotLK did I use healbot, it was become greatly improved. Yea i the start I was skeptical and were a grid player but I have to say hb took me by storm. The thing I like about healbot is 1.design the way you can custom the look to grid look 2. are able to bind all spells on mouse (makes you very movable in fights)
... so I use healbot (though I would recomment all healers to know how to use basic healing, addons tent to not work in periods)
My conclusion is addon or no addon, nothing is "best" whats best is what works for the single player... and if a special addon makes your preformace bette,r well use it ofc!