Addonation – Healbot

Despite it’s name, HealBot (Now called HealBot Continued) is by no means a bot. HealBot is a raid frames addon that collects your party or raid information into a small localized window that can be reshaped and moved around your screen at your will. It has numerous skins that can be customized depends on your needs. Mine is the default list of five or ten names. It fits snug right next to PallyPower.

Healbot.3As a Holy Paladin, I absolutely adore HealBot. It turns the button mashing of healing into an art of keyboard and mouse combinations. There are numerous combinations of buttons available. Personally I use the left, middle, and right mouse buttons. I customize this to include the Shift key with any of these buttons. That gives me Flash of Light (Left Click), Holy Shock (Middle Click) and Holy Light (Right Click) for my most used spells. Along with these I include Beacon of Light (Shift Left Click), Sacred Shield (Shift Middle Click) and Lay on Hands (Shift Right Click). You can also use the key combinations to target other party members, or even setup a one click Assist command. 

Healbot.1Speaking of Beacon of Light, one of the things that I like the most about HealBot has got to be that it tracks who I’ve casted Beacon on. In fact, it can also track Sacred Shield and the Flash of Light Buff. In addition to all of this, it even counts down so that you know when to reapply these spells! This has been extremely useful to me in raids and dungeons.

Healbot.2You will also no doubt notice in the screenshots another cool feature of HealBot: It tracks raid marks. Whenever a party or raid member gets marked via Deadly Boss Mods or another addon, HealBot updates to show the marking. This is awesome! When Lord Jaraxxus casts Incinerate Flames, I don’t care what the name of the person is; I care about getting them healed up. With this feature, I don’t have to waste time trying to find a name in a list, all I’ve got to do is blow up the skull with a bunch of heals. This also helps if you happen to be in a PUG or just started raiding. Ask the raid leader to toss some marks onto the tanks you’re supposed to be healing and you will have no problem keeping the tanks up.

Healbot.6HealBot has a great number of features, and to talk about them all would make this review go on and on. There are some healers who swear by Grid or Clique or any other number of raid frames. For me, HealBot is the number one choice for my Paladin healing. I encourage any healers, especially first time to healers, to give HealBot as fair of a chance as Grid or Clique. If you learn how to use it correctly, this addon could become a staple in your raiding interface.

Addonation is brought to you by Casual Adam of Casualcraft. Each week we strive to uncover Addons that may or may not already be a part of your UI, as well as some Addons that you probably shouldn’t be without.

Episode 71 – Three of Three : Table Edition

Last show of the year and it’s an extra special one! We invite Lissanna from Restokin, Greyseer from Lorecrafted and Mike Schramm from on the show for a 3.3 and 2009 retrospective round table! AND.. We keep it under 2 hours! Listen to the last show of the year and we’ll see you in 2010!


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Miss Saresa’s Secret Santa (aka Blog Azeroth Kris Kringle)

Gnome Bauble

(A Message from Blog Azeroth… c/o Gnomaggedon)

Some silly Gnome had a silly idea about the silly season.

Throw your name into a hat to give and receive a Secret Santa blog post.

Miss Saresa came to the rescue and organized the 1st Annual Miss Saresa’s Secret Santa.

There are lots of bloggers involved (you can see the full thread here: WoW Blogger Kris Kringle (

As each of the bloggers unwrapped their secret Santa and let’s it loose on the WoW Blogsphere, they can link here and you can see what sort of novelty rubbish… err truly inspired writing they would share with their blogging colleagues.

Merry Christmas and Safe and present filled to all…

May all your loot be purple and your posts linked by!

Gnomer and Out, Squidly and Stout
(Miss Saresa’s little helper)

Episode 70 – What the DINGO is a Chook?

boe_tileFim and Nib have lost control! Of the podcast that is! The Bind on Equip crew put the Dingo to the hosts and are nigh unstoppable. Along the way there is some chat about some incoming Armory changes, the Feast of Winter’s Veil and a good amount of Mage QQ.


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Shared Topic: Strategies for Guild Retention

SharedTopic Windsoar suggested this fantastic Shared Topic, exploring how guilds can retain their members.

“Members (and oftentimes guilds) come and go on different servers — with the increased flexibility of players to move their characters to new locations, what steps should guilds be taking to recruit, train, and retain their members (raid or casual setting as you prefer)?”

Responding to this Shared Topic are the following fantastic bloggers:

Jaedia from The Lazy Sniper

Ophelie from The Bossy Pally

Windsoar from Jaded Alt

Snakedriver from Bible of Dreams

Rilandune from A Rogue’s Tale


If you would like to participate in the Shared Topic, or post a new one, please visit the Blog Azeroth Forums!

I am also looking for someone who would like to handle the Shared Topic between the 28th December and the 28th January while I am schlepping around overseas, neglecting my internet duties.  Basically, you would be asked to write a post very similar to this one – pretty easy, huh?  If you are interested, feel free to contact me (whether it be on Twitter, or through email at destructivereach AT yahoo DOT com DOT au) for more information.

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