Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium Segment #4: Grid
This week we’re going to take a look at a simple yet powerful aid for healers, called Grid. I will also mention a few enhancements to Grid, and a link to a tutorial on how to get the most out of Grid.
Grid is an essential tool for healers. Anyone who has been in a raid knows that, many times, there is way too much going on during a fight to look at the standard raid array to see who needs healing, who has a HoT on them, who needs a new HoT, and so on. Grid gives you exactly what the name says – a grid of party or raid members, showing their health status. The grid is clickable and allows you as the healer to quickly target the player who needs your attention right now. As with Decursive, Grid can make the second or two difference between a successful fight, and a wipe. One point I would make is that you will almost certainly want to change the default font size for text within the squares of the Grid; it’s easy, and it will make it much easier to read what’s actually printed.
GridStatusLifebloom shows the Lifebloom counter, colored by the number of stacks on your target.
GridStatusHots shows your other HoT counters, colored by time remaining.
GridIndicatorCornerText allows you to add counters to the corners of your Grid squares.
Keeva has done a very nice tutorial on getting the most out of Grid, including a couple of enhancements. Follow the link below.
Music for this segment was furnished by ArtistDirect.com and is titled “15 to 20″ by The Phenomenal Handclap Band.
Enhancements are linked from the tutorial by Keeva.