06/09/2013 06:10 PMWhy can't you target the player during step a?
Posted by Evry
I'm not sure if I explained myself correctly. Let me try again.
I'm a Paladin and I'm casting Holy Radiance when some unexpected major damage occurs that requires me to use LOH. It's critical to get this spell off asap
because other raid/Boss melee damage will certainly kill this person.
My reaction time is crucial here. Let's say I take your suggestion and at that moment move to target (click the healing target frame) while interrupting my spell cast. What exactly is the difference? Nothing really as I still have to use more time performing certain actions before casting LOH -
Cancel my spell by manually moving my toon
Move my mouse to the healing square
Click on the frame
Now we can argue that moving one's mouse and clicking the frame can be performed in one action. But the difference is a slight delay
over the guy who doesn't need to click
on the frame. See the difference? Any extra action performed by you costs time regardless of how 'little'. In fact, we can even leave out the GCD in this example but it will still show what's quicker when quickness is paramount
So the question is - what's faster? This is -
I am casting Holy Radiance and I see I need to use LOH. I move my mouse over the target's healing frame and press a button. In this scenario I didn't need to -
Stop casting by performing anything 'extra' like moving my character.
I didn't need to physically click a frame prior
to my casting
Also, my healing add-on automatically cancelled my current spell cast when I hit my Macro which also doesn't require me to target
the player to cast my spell upon him.
If we make it simple and say the difference is between only clicking a frame and not. in these types of situations reaction time and application time are clearly in the favor of not having to perform another action and that's all I'm saying