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Offline Lauric

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Healer Mods
« on: October 04, 2006, 04:43:48 AM »
Just looking to get other people's ideas and experience regarding any kind of healer mods that can make my life easier when it comes to raiding.
I have just been using the CTraid group windows to monitor everyone's health bars but i am sick of losing half my screen to them. This is particularly what i want to fix/change.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Healer Mods
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2006, 06:42:15 AM »
My two cents...  ;)

I'll attach a screen shot of my way-too-busy UI, but here are the basics of what I use.

The left column of health bars is PerfectRaid - http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/fileinfo.php?id=4673

I set it to sort by class - "/perfectraid sort class" - I believe.  There are other options that I haven't explored.  I do wish that it would show people that needed Spirit buffing, but I haven't bothered to actually check for that option or ask for it to be added.

My character and party frames are Perl Classic - http://www.curse-gaming.com/en/wow/addons-2257-perl-classic-unit-frames.html

I have them set to use my UI scale, which is something like .78, I like lots on the screen, and making everything smaller lets me cram more junk on the screen.

That column of warrior health bars is from Perl Classic.  It can display the whole raid, but I usually only show warriors using this, relying on PerfectRaid for the whole raid.

Up at the top is FuBar - http://www.wowace.com/wiki/FuBar

There are a bunch of addons for FuBar.  I haven't gotten it entirely set up yet, and it doesn't really have much of anything to do with healing, but I thought I'd throw it out there.

You can see the Decursive UI there - http://ui.worldofwar.net/ui.php?id=2506

Create a Macro - "/decursive" - I assigned that to F5 for easy access.

I use SCT instead of the built in Blizz copy, just like it better. - http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/fileinfo.php?id=3965

And the companion SCT Damage - http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/fileinfo.php?id=4913

I used Dhud, but it looks like it's dead.  This appears to be the replacement, but I haven't tried it yet - http://www.curse-gaming.com/en/wow/addons-4832-1-phaytals-dhud.html

I use Damage Meters - http://www.curse-gaming.com/en/wow/addons-791-damagemeters.html
Handy for checking healing/overhealing.

I moved the bars around using the breakable bars feature of CT_Mod - ctmod.net

And of course, while you're there, grab CT_Raid

Autobar populates with consumables and such - http://www.curse-gaming.com/en/wow/addons-4430-autobar-toadkiller.html

That's about it for the visible bits...

Invisible bit that's big and might be controversial - QuickHeal - http://ui.worldofwar.net/ui.php?id=1872

I have it set up on F1-F4 using macros

F1 - "/qh party" - heals the person most in need within my party
F2 - "/qh tanks" - heals the CTRA tank most in need
F3 - "/qh" - heals the person in the raid most in need
F4 - "/qh target" - heals my target

Quickheal chooses heal ranks based on need, read the description for more info.  I use it because I'd rather click a limited number of buttons/keys than have a screen full of different rank heals.  plus it's nice to see the fights instead of just staring at health bars, like I did for the first several Rag fights with Ohy.

Anyway, that's about all I can think of for now.
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Offline Lauric

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Re: Healer Mods
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2006, 06:48:07 AM »
Wow thanks heaps Ohy :)
This will keep me out of trouble for the forseeable future.

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Re: Healer Mods
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2006, 10:25:41 AM »
So let me get this straight... you could make a /qh macro, bind it to a key, and do nothing but press that key and decursive over and over through an entire raid?
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Re: Healer Mods
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2006, 12:38:16 PM »
I mainly use CTRA Emergency Monitor and the Player Target functions for healing.  I didn't really like the idea of trying to watch all the health bars of so many people since it doesn't allow me to look at the battle.  Emergency Monitor shows the people low on health so I know how might need a heal.  Player Targets let me keep tabs on specific people that are not in my group.  They work much like the MT windows that you see in CTRA.  Since ImageShack is being weird, I can't get the thumbnails to work.  Links to the UI pics are below.


Cecily's UI (slightly older image)
CTRA Emergency Monitor is showing three targets and CDT is showing my cooldown remaining on Inner Focus.

Cecily's UI (current)
The circular display in the middle is a mod called Serenity.  It's mainly eyecandy for me since i don't really use it much.  The CTRA party windows are up but they usually aren't.  I keep them that small to spot check certain things and that's it.

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Re: Healer Mods
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2006, 03:46:57 PM »
Yes Belf, that's possible, but you'll likely lose your party.  Must use in moderation.

Generally I have a target that I'm interested in healing, so I target that person and heal them.

In the past Ive used a click healing addon, but haven't experimented with one on this go-around.  That would work well with PerfectRaid, although the health bars are pretty skinny targets.

edit: Click healing, not lick healing...
« Last Edit: October 04, 2006, 05:24:02 PM by ohyeahsure »
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Offline Lauric

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Re: Healer Mods
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2006, 01:41:46 AM »
I found that relying on CTraid emergency monitor isn't good enough, it only allows for reactive healing and in AQ40 and Naxx that isn't good enough. You need to pre-emptively Heal targets that you can see are going to be in trouble in the very near future so that the heal lands before it is too late. That's why i need to watch the whole raid.

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Re: Healer Mods
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2006, 02:18:56 AM »
Just have to add that there's a new version of PerfectRaid, and it does exactly what I wanted, displays who needs Spirit buffing.

Also, the command lines for it are "/praid ...." not "/perfectraid ...."
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Re: Healer Mods
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2006, 09:11:50 PM »
Yes Belf, that's possible, but you'll likely lose your party.  Must use in moderation.

Generally I have a target that I'm interested in healing, so I target that person and heal them.

In the past Ive used a click healing addon, but haven't experimented with one on this go-around.  That would work well with PerfectRaid, although the health bars are pretty skinny targets.

edit: Click healing, not lick healing...

mmm lick healing. So many mods its nuts! I think I'm gonna try some of these. Only healing mod I ever really used was the overheal stop thing in CTRAID... I dont even use that now. = / It scares me though.. Ill tell you that much.
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Re: Healer Mods
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2006, 05:16:50 AM »
Here's a newer version (current) of the HUD that I use.

That's the semi-circles in the middle of the screen.

http://www.curse-gaming.com/en/wow/addons-4832-phaytals-dhud.html
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Re: Healer Mods
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2006, 09:24:18 PM »
I wouldn't get use to these mods though...

None of them work in Burning Crusade.

Now, I know its two months away, but my point is... don't rely on the mod so much that come January you're out of shape.

You're already going to get hit with the decursive nerf, don't make it hard on yourself with the loss of emergency monitor, quick heal and even things like Benecast.

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Re: Healer Mods
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2006, 05:06:15 AM »
I'm dont really like the whole idea of the quick heal. As cool as it sounds I dont really trust it to even try (no offense to the mod but I trust myself more and yes... mods have feelings too). Emergency monitor... I dont like so much either because of the fact that it's normally too late to heal those people (at least it was when I was in AV when I tried it out). But the other stuff is pretty bad ass but I never depend on those things THAT much anyways.
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Re: Healer Mods
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2006, 07:35:22 AM »
PerfectRaid and Clique will work in BC, so those are fine.

At any rate, for me the point may be mostly moot, since I may end up playing my warrior instead of the priest.  I healed without mods on the paladin, and got tired of just looking at people's health bars.  I suppose I could do it again, but why?
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