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Beru’s Healing UI Project – Part IV: Boss Mods   Leave a comment

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)

Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have questions!

Posted October 28, 2011 by Beruthiel in UI

Beru’s Healing UI Project – Part III: Information Sources   5 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)

Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have questions!

Posted October 16, 2011 by Beruthiel in UI

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

Beru’s Healing UI Project – Part I: Raid Frames and Unit Frames   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)

Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have comments or questions!

Posted October 5, 2011 by Beruthiel in Grid, UI

Beru’s Healing UI   7 comments

I’ve gotten a few questions recently about how my UI is set up, and since I haven’t done one since I set Grid up over a year ago, I thought it was appropriate to do a UI post, and hopefully answer some questions for those looking to make UI changes!

First and foremost, here is my UI in action (HM Sindragosa work):

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

Before discussing what mods are in my UI – I’d like to talk about what is in my UI and why it’s there.
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Posted July 13, 2010 by Beruthiel in UI

The Great Grid Project Results!   29 comments

Grid UI

Roughly two weeks ago I decided that I was going to give Grid one last chance to prove itself a superior raid frame for me.  No matter what, I was going to raid with it for two full weeks before making a decision on if I was going to keep it or pitch it.  Welp, my two weeks are up, and I have made my decision!

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Posted June 3, 2009 by Beruthiel in Grid, UI

Grid – The Final Try!   10 comments

So, I have finally caved in and decided to give Grid one last run for its money.  I have installed it, set it up, and have convinced myself to raid with it for two full weeks before making a decision on it.  Thanks to Phae and Keeva, I was able to get my raid frames set up, with a minimum amount of cursing ;)

I have installed the following modules with Grid (note: this may be incomplete, but I will double check when I get home tonight!):

  • Grid Status Lifebloom
  • Grid Corner Text
  • Grid Status HoTs
  • Grid Mana Bars
  • Grid Status Raid Debuffs
  • Grid Status Res

I took the time to get it all configured and set up, and I’ve run two raids with it so far.  One of the things that I like most about it is how it can display my HoTs right on each players frame.  One of the things that I dis-like about it is how confusing it is to get set up, and I’m still not sure I’ve got it optimized in the best way =(

As a raid leader, it’s important for me to see EVERYTHING that is going on in the fight, I did however set my poison and curse priorities over the magic and disease priorities.  I don’t know if this is the best way to monitor everything or not.   Using Grid Status Raid Debuffs, I am able to see the debuff icon in the center of the affected frame.  This is a HUGE improvement with Gridfor me, and one of the things that I didn’t like about the original GRID and kept me using a different raid frame.

I do, however, have a question for you Grid veterans!  During the Yogg-Saron fight, it is not refreshing Mind Controls once they get dispelled, so I cannot determine who has had their MC cleansed, and who is still in need of a cleanse.  Anyone have a suggestion on how to fix this?  Additionally, I added “Sara’s Blessing” to debuffs for my center (where my raid debuffs show), but I am not seeing it show up in my frames, have I done it incorrectly?

Are there any nifty Grid Modules that I am missing that you think I should pick up?  Any suggestions about settings that you might recommend?

Posted May 18, 2009 by Beruthiel in Changes, Druid Healing, Grid, Healing, Help!, UI

To Grid or Not to Grid. . .   2 comments

Sylly just recently became a Grid convert and Keeva has been working on an indepth comparison of Healbot and Grid.  I have been following Keeva’s research with some interest, as every 6 months or so I read something about how fabulous Grid is, and get it in my head that I must give it another go.  Truth be told, I have actually installed Grid into my UI no fewer than 6 times from when it was introduced back in Vanilla WoW to now, and everytime I have installed it I struggle through the set up, get frustrated, swear…a lot, and then play with it for a few days.  Every. Single. Time. I have hated it and uninstalled it going back to my original set up. 

So after reading what Keeva has to say, and what Syll had to say, the bug is in my brain again that I should give Grid another go…but I keep thinking back to all those other times I’ve done just that, and am wondering if the results will be any different this time.  I think I have a fairly clean UI (seen after the break), so I’m wondering, if it ain’t broke… 

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Posted April 8, 2009 by Beruthiel in Druid Healing, Healing, Paladin Healing, Raiding, UI

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