Beru’s Healing UI Project – Part II: Power Auras   8 comments

The most common questions that I receive from both readers of my blog and those who watch my videos on YouTube are about my UI.  What mods do I use, how do I set it up, can I forward my addon and WTF folders.  I’ve received so many of them that I got it in my mind to do a video project where I walk though the different elements of my UI.  My goal in undertaking this (massive) project is to talk to people about which mods I’m using and more importantly why I’m using them.  Or in other terms, what I feel each mod provides to my raid experience as a healer.  It is not my intent to walk you through the set up of each individual mod (believe me, that video would be rated R, as there is much gratuitous profanity involved in that process), but rather offer some thoughts on how to set up your healing UI as a whole.

As I mapped this project out, I was able to break down the different elements of my UI into seven different categories.  I anticipate doing a video walk through for each of the seven categories, although I may be able to crunch category four and five into one video.  It is my hope that through doing this I will not only answer many of the UI questions that I’ve been asked, but also give some insight on different things that you may want to consider as you build your own UI (which can be an incredibly daunting task).  If I don’t address a certain mod in this particular video, don’t worry!  I will be addressing every raid related mod (and some non-raid related mods) throughout the course of this series, so just be patient and it will come :)

One thing that I think it is paramount to keep in mind anytime you are discussing UIs is that they are very personal, and that no two people’s interface will be identical.  Different people process information differently, and your UI will reflect that.  Just because something works for me does not mean that it will work well for you.  There is no “right” or “wrong”.  It’s important that you find something that works for you, and then continue to build on that foundation.

(Please note that this video will be best viewed at a higher resolution)

You can find most of my Power Aura exports via my Guides. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have questions!

Posted October 8, 2011 by Beruthiel in Power Auras, UI

8 responses to “Beru’s Healing UI Project – Part II: Power Auras

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  1. Another great post. We druids are quite spoilt for blogging choice really.

  2. What was the blue healing rain looking like aura around your character, OoC?

    • Low Mana. Well…it tells me when I hit 80% mana so I can innervate. :)

      • I use a similar 80% mana aura, but keep it disabled and use it as a dependency for Arcane Torrent and Divine Plea. This makes auras for those spells only appear when they’re available AND my mana is low enough that I don’t waste them. Also, I found I ignore reminder auras if they spend a lot of time visible for no good reason.

  3. Is there any way to track the ICD of Nature’s Grace using strictly Power Auras?

  4. How do you make the harmony icon show at all times and not fade out? I’ve tried to set it up like yours but my icon fades out while spinning when harmony runs out…

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