So, tonight in guild chat there was a debate about how people heal.
There's mouse-over, there's clique, there's grid, there's healbot, there's keybindings, there's a combination of any of the above!
The conversation delved into that a healer with grid/clique will out-heal a healer that uses the regular UI.
And I (and Boon who uses no healing addons) who use ONLY Grid more as an organizational tool than anything else, had to disagree.
Yes. I'm a "bad" healer. I click on my button on my standard UI bar, and then bring the mouse over to the grid box and click the box.
But I will maintain that I will heal just as fast as someone who is using grid/clique.
Because honestly - you can only heal as fast as your heals are off cooldown, and GCD is cooled down.
Can I see how a DRUID healer would be slowed down without using something to help, considering the nature of instant-cast hots? Yes. But when you play a class that doesn't have a lot of instant cast spells... by the time I CAN cast another spell, I have it ready to be cast.
So sure - you may use less motion than I do - but I'm still healing just as fast. ABC baby.
Does it honestly matter HOW I heal, provided I do the job, and do it well?
When people start to randomly die because I fail as a healer, I'll go ahead and change.
I use grid because it lets me see if people are in or out of range, who has aggro for pre-emptive healing and what class they are and how hurt they are at a glance.
So... how do you heal, and what pros and cons do you feel it offers you?