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Clicky, Clicky, Clicky
comment 4 Written by on April 26, 2008 – 9:15 am

So last night in TK/SSC I decided to give the addon ‘Clique’ a try. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it, and when you run as many mods as I do, what’s one more, right?

speedy mouse by ilco
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Basically Clique is a way for you to heal/cast spells/buff by mousing over a Unit Frame and clicking – which can be done, albeit clumsily – in a macro. By using clique, it was all happily automated and built into my spellbook. Also works well with Grid (yay). If you couldn’t guess, I’m not particularly adept at writing macros. *shifty eyes*

So I “mousebound” chain heal 2, chain heal 4, lesser healing wave 7, earthshield, and healing wave 12 to various mouse keyclicks, and my two “alternate” buttons to cure disease and cure poison.

And then went to a raid.

After healing with keybinds for… well as long as I’ve been healing, it was *really* difficult not to hit shift-3 instead of shift-click as I moused over the raid bars. Also, memorizing the spell locations/combos of 7 things all at once… was somewhat challenging in the heat of a bad pull or an intense bit of boss fight.

Add that to generally having a stressful night (our healer lead got stuck in traffic and then got in a car accident! he’s ok, but send him happy thoughts) because I was the impromptu healer lead… and I’m not really sure about Clique yet. I’ll hang on to it for now, but I’m just not convinced yet that it improved my reaction time by any measurable amount. But I’ll admit that may be because I’m new to using it, so the jury is still out on this one

Oh – and in case anyone was wondering – being an impromptu healer lead has a lot of the same struggles as being a substitute teacher (which is my current job). Funnily enough, being an impromptu healer lead stresses me out more than being a day-job substitute – perhaps because next week I have to raid with these people, but when I show up for most sub jobs, I won’t see the kids again for weeks, if at all. But we got Vashj down again, and Void Reaver and Solarian, so in the end it was a successful, if stressful night.

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4 Responses to “Clicky, Clicky, Clicky”

  1. I’d recommend keeping it a bit longer and, to be honest, would have advised learning how to use it in a less stressful situation.

    Personally I went for a few rounds in AV until I knew the click combinations off by heart. Once you get to the point where you know the new ones as well as you did the old ones you’ll start to notice a difference if there’s going to be one for you.

    Gratz on a successful night, despite it being somewhat full of pressure for you ;)

    /hug
    /vanish

  2. Personally, I don’t like clicking for healing. It’s far easier for me to use Grid and target=mouseover macros, especially since I don’t stop moving my mouse as I scan over Grid. Plus, target=mouseover macros have the added benefit of working outside the Unit Frames as well, so if I notice someone near me get blasted with something particularly nasty, I can just mouse over them and heal, rather than trying to figure out who it was and finding them in the Grid interface.

    That and all my bindable mouse buttons are already bound to stuff, and I’d rather not mess with it.

    PS: I’m sorry about the headache I undoubtedly caused prior to the Vashj fight. =(

    By Gryphonheart on Apr 26, 2008 | Reply
  3. I started using clique about a month ago. I found that my skills with macros and keybindings was pretty laking, especially being new to healing. It did take a little getting used to, but now I swear by it. I just wish my mouse had even more buttons =)

    By Jagerbombz on Apr 29, 2008 | Reply
  4. It definitely took a good while to get used to Clique, but it was worth it. I count that I have freed up at least 7 hotkeys by using a click-to-cast addon, which is pretty darn sweet!

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