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

8 responses to “Beru’s Healing UI Project – Part I: Raid Frames and Unit Frames

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  1. Any chance those could get subtitled, or have a transcript? I’m deaf myself so I can’t hear the narration. With a sugar and cherry on top PLEASE? 🙂

    • Hey Aidrana –

      I’ll see if I can get transcripts done for them. It might take me a little bit, but I’ll try to get it done for you 🙂

      • If you don’t have time, I can probably tap out a transcript and e-mail it through? I type really quickly and have a chunk of spare time.
        Would hate for anyone to miss this =)

  2. Thank you Beru! I know you’re busy, so whenever you can make it happen, you’ll be my favorite restoration druid forever!

  3. WOW Big Project you’ve started here! Love it!
    As someone who has always said “i get as much if not more fun fiddling with my UI than actually playing” i am going to especially love this series =)
    Can’t wait to see the rest of them… mmm power aura porn ❤

    Also, I noticed you have a raid cooldown tracker, looks to me it's the DBM plugin one? Not sure.

    Anyways, one of my raiders bought an addon to my attention when we started seeing Major Domo. A raid cooldown tracker called "Hermes". Power Auras and Grid have always been my "must have, best ever" addons, and Hermes is quickly joining them. It totally shits all over (scuse the french) the other cooldown trackers I've seen. It's REALLY customisable and my favorite thing is that you don't only see what's been used, but it puts what is available on there too. It's amazing, much better than the DBM one I used to run. If you haven't tried it, I urge you to do so. I think you'd love it.

    Fun Fact: The guildie who suggested this to me actually 'found' me on your website and applied to my guild. One of my favorite raiders and an amazing druid. Small world huh?

    If you decide to give it a go, there are youtube vids that walk you through a setup (though I'm pretty sure you'd be totally fine) or shoot me an e-mail =)


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  5. Hi I was just wondering what is the bar below your grid that shows how long you have on the cool down of stuff like Swiftmend, tranq, ToL. Thanks

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