I had promised to provide more “guides” to tank/healer coordination, and felt that this was a good topic on how they each display and use different UI elements.
I consider your UI (User Interface) the most important thing on your screen when playing WoW, well at least when raiding/dungeon-crawling. Well, and outside of the fire that you are not supposed to be standing in… that’s important too; but I digress.
When participating in a raid or dungeon, you need information at your finger tips. Whether it be the health of your fellow party when healing, or the health of the boss and his adds when dpsing, or even the health of both the boss and your party when tanking. As I have mentioned before, I’m a glutton for punishment since I have spec’d both Holy and Protection as my dual specs. Basically I get to either stress out over keeping everyone alive, or stress out over keeping everyone alive and making sure that nobody goes and kills one of my teammates. Kind of speeds up the burnout process, but as the Help Tips during the loading screens say “Be sure to take all things in moderation, even World of Warcraft.”
Anyway, being both a tank and a healer, my UI needs to change each time that I change specs. I was in a hurry, and unable to send the pics to the PC that I post from, but will add them later, as I have an example of my tanking and my healing UI, and the differences between each. There are different focuses that you need to… focus.. on when healing or tanking. I’m guessing that some would say that that’s obvious, but I’m simply trying to point out the specifics.