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Wednesday, 22 April, 2009

Vuhdo first impressions

Filed under: World of Warcraft — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 12:22 pm

I’ve been meaning to try out the healing addon Vuhdo for a while now, see it’s been getting favourable comments. Thing is, abortion I didn’t really want to try it out on a proper raid night in case it was inadequate. Well last night we went of a 20 man Obsidium Sanctum run so I gave it a go, these raids take ages to setup so I had plenty of time to configure it.

What do I think so far, well pretty reasonable, I’ve got it looking much like Healbot though a little narrower and for plain old healing it seemed to work fine. It felt a bit laggy, there were long times when I wasn’t seeing a lot of damage, but then that could easily have been my network connection or the Druid Hots and Paladin casts simply keeping the raid topped up. To be fair there were plently of times when I was seeing damage.

My biggest problem on this run was not being able to see when my earth and water shields expired, Earth shield had a little dot icon, and there was no icon for Water shield. I’m used to healbot where the whole bar goes white when there are no shields left, a big eyecatcher.

I also couldn’t figure out how to set a private tank, but that’s just operator error. I’ll have to look through the 28 pages of posts on Plusheal, I’m sure pretty much everything is in there somewhere.

One feature I did like was the ability to group players by role (melee, ranged, healer etc), I think this may help me since melee benefit most from chain heal and having them all together will reduce my thinking time.

I’ll be playing with it a little more over the next week or so and let you know how it goes, it’s nearly a replacement for Healbot already.

1 Comment »

  1. Any more thoughts on VuhDo since your first impressions?

    I just started experimenting with this add-on with my resto Shaman, but struggling a bit with it getting it all configured. I ended up turning it off for now.

    I found that guide for setting up for raid healing but the example was for a druid – I’d love to see a more specific guide for Shamans.

    Comment by Zatosh — Tuesday, 13 October, 2009 @ 11:15 pm

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