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Mouseover Healing


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Malicity
12.13.2011 , 12:20 PM | #1
This subject have come up multiple times, and is still not available in game. Personally I think it's a very basic staple for a lot of healers, something I myself have used for years playing both WoW and RIFT. It's a matter of playstyle and mouseover healing makes healing more enjoyable for myself. I'm probably not going to heal for starters in this game because of this and I'm worried the group finding will suffer because of this as well.

I fully understand why Bioware don't want macros in the game, because macroing together abilities to trivialize rotations and so on is bad. However, that's not an excuse for leaving mouseover healing out of the game. You can do stuff differently. You can add a mouseover healing options menu where you could create skill buttons for dedicated healing, buffing and debuff removal on mouseover.

It'd look much like the traditional macro frame, but in one column you have a list of your available skills you could make mouseover. You click the skill and it pops up in another column as a mouseover skill, which you can drag to your actionbar.

I love mouseover healing, click healing just feels clunky.

EDIT: There have been confusion of what mouseover healing actually is. Mouseover healing is hovering your mouse over either the raid/group frames or a player and hit a spell on your keyboard to achieve the same thing as clicking that raid/group frame or player and pushing the button. In WoW it was achieved through macros such as:

/cast [target=mouseover] Rejuvenation
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RealityOnHold
12.13.2011 , 12:46 PM | #2
You're right, mouse over casting is incredibly handy and almost essential, and they should add it in the game, not just for healers, an instant cast crowd control spell on mouse over has saved groups countless times.

It won't deter me from rolling a healer once I get in, but I'm sure someone will die because I need to 'readjust' to the old ways.

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TheGawdfather
12.13.2011 , 12:52 PM | #3
So, What you're asking for is an in game Healbot/Decursive?
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Crueltysheir
12.13.2011 , 12:57 PM | #4
Mouse over is diffrent to Healbot and Decursive those addons basically did half the work for you.

Mouseover is a very basic ability that should be in and its a very handy thing to have. Since the UI they have provided is terrible at end game mouseover binds would semi solve the problem of possibly the worst UI in MMO history >).

Well maybe not that bad but hell LOTR was better and that was pretty lame.

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Ezren
12.13.2011 , 12:58 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by TheGawdfather View Post
So, What you're asking for is an in game Healbot/Decursive?
-sigh- mouseover healing is NOT NOT NOT any type of addon. Its just not. Its a type of TARGETING method only.

Its not like healbot, decursive, vuh'do, or staples easy button. Its just mouseover targeting. Simple UI targeting system. That is ALL.

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Nakemi
12.13.2011 , 01:22 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by RealityOnHold View Post
You're right, mouse over casting is incredibly handy and almost essential, and they should add it in the game, not just for healers, an instant cast crowd control spell on mouse over has saved groups countless times.

It won't deter me from rolling a healer once I get in, but I'm sure someone will die because I need to 'readjust' to the old ways.
Really? You cannot heal without it?

Its like that one extra little click is too much for some people...
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Ezren
12.13.2011 , 01:24 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Nakemi View Post
Really? You cannot heal without it?

Its like that one extra little click is too much for some people...
Lets not start this. Just because you might not use it, doesnt make it less valid. Do you argue about people who use F keys to target? It is also a valid way to target that doesnt involve mouseclicking the frame.

One click for every heal adds up. Yes for one heal its not much....for 5 hours of raiding its a LOT. Some of us treasure our joints Ergonomics wise, mouseover healing is better on your body....therefore some people look at it as a no-brainer for a game to have it.

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Gillityr
12.13.2011 , 01:25 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Nakemi View Post
Really? You cannot heal without it?

Its like that one extra little click is too much for some people...
Required? No. Desired? Yes. If there is one thing a game should do, it is to make a healer's job a bit easier (no macros needed, but mouseover would be nice). Games that don't, tend to lack healers in all level ranges.

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Nakemi
12.13.2011 , 01:28 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Ezren View Post
Lets not start this. Just because you might not use it, doesnt make it less valid. Do you argue about people who use F keys to target? It is also a valid way to target that doesnt involve mouseclicking the frame.

One click for every heal adds up. Yes for one heal its not much....for 5 hours of raiding its a LOT. Some of us treasure our joints Ergonomics wise, mouseover healing is better on your body....therefore some people look at it as a no-brainer for a game to have it.
Oh I absolutely agree, if you prefer to use it then by all means use it .
My problem with it comes from the countless pre-wipe posts about how it is a MUST and you cannot heal without it. It is a shame not all people are as level headed as yourself and will swear blind us noobs who dont use it cannot heal.
Anyhow I apologise if what I said implied I dont want people to play how they enjoy.
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Ezren
12.13.2011 , 01:32 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Nakemi View Post
Oh I absolutely agree, if you prefer to use it then by all means use it .
My problem with it comes from the countless pre-wipe posts about how it is a MUST and you cannot heal without it. It is a shame not all people are as level headed as yourself and will swear blind us noobs who dont use it cannot heal.
Anyhow I apologise if what I said implied I dont want people to play how they enjoy.
Anyone can be a great healer using what they prefer, the problem your talking about with people is that they learned one way and now CANT adapt lol.

I find its the same with the people who ONLY click heal, they get livid when talking about mouseover healing. They never used it, and have no desire to try to adapt to it.

Im old, played since EQ1 and have used just about every healing targeting style out there. Even if i dont PREFER it, I can use click targeting just fine. Heck, I can keep a raid alive with a tampon string, some bubble gum and a toothpick if I have to just might not be the most enjoyable time ever lol