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Grid vs Vuhdo
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I have been using grid for a long time, and altough I have little complaints the name Vuhdo just keeps popping up too many times for me to ignore.
Are there any users here that have tried both and can tell me a bit about the difference in the two addons?
I belive VuhDo is more complex, but with greater use. More config with more "effect". Haven't used VuhDo either, but that's the impression I get from people. Maybe Vranx has a more detailed description of 'em on his site.
This post was from a user who has deleted their account.
Not that it matters, but I use TukUI, which actually looks very little like your spurious and uncalled-for assumption.
I was just pointing out that there was an article on wow.com that related to that what was being discussed.
Now I remember why I usually just lurk here instead of post.
iSylvir, he didn't argue for the addon. But neither against it, just posting a neutral link with helpful information. And I'm being accused of trolling..
I have tried both and I would use grid+clique over Vuhdo every day.
Just install vuhdo and try it for yourself, maybe you like it more than I did.
I am moving myself to VuhDo on all of my characters simply because it is clearly a superior addon. Its layout is far more configurable, and it can do far more for you than Grid can. Simply the fact that I can use it on my rogue with a 1-column (25 units vertically listed in alphabetical order) with threat bars, and also use it on my paladin for a raid healing tool makes it capable of that which Grid is not.
The only issue I have with it is that by default, it is configured to show me too much information about a raid. If I heal in AV using Grid for example, I am able to see range on people via alpha channels, see their heath level via background size, and if there is anything I can Cleanse off them, it'll show an icon with said debuff on their frame. VuhDo on the other hand is showing me cooldowns on debuffs for Priest buffs, HoT status, aggro alerts, different color backgrounds for various things; it's madness. It's too much for my eyes to focus on, so I've had to spend time
it a bit.
They can all accomplish about the same thing.
has the problem that buffs and debuffs add to a stack instead of show up in a specific place for just that buff. It's also a CPU %^&*! and sluggish on response time. However Healbot's setup interface is much more intuitive than Grid's, nor does it require you to find addons from various author's to make it useful beyond the most basic functions. However Healbot does not have all the same degree of customization that Grid has.
is more like a platform. It's base offerings make it lean, but it's base offering (while an improvement) aren't much better than the default raid frames. You have to go and download the addons that mod it to perform the really useful functions that you want, all of which likely come from seperate authors (of widely varying lua programming skill) who may or may not be supporting that addon any longer. Patch day is fun times :p
Still this is what makes Grid so flexible in terms of being able to do whatever you want with it. It's the crack^&*!@ that'll give anyone whatever they want for a few dollars more.
However, by the time you find all the addons you're going to want, Grid has a much larger cpu draw and it's memory footprint gets considerably larger as well, however the memory usage is relatively unimportant in terms of your performance.
of what effects your performance more.
, has a larger memory footprint out of the box than Grid, but the same after you get Clique and all the addons you'll need to make Grid do what you want it to. It is more CPU efficient than Grid, by virtue of having a single author who makes cpu efficiency the top priority and the fact that it's a single addon (I'm just guessing as to why).
It's configuration is more intuitive and methodical than Healbot and it offers the same functions as Grid and a few that last I recalled Grid doesn't.
And come addon day, it's always ready...
It will be a sad day when/if this author ever decides to call it quits.
Grid is more flexible and efficient than Healbot, but
Vuhdo is a more efficient version of Grid with a friendly user interface.
In the end all that matters is that is offers all the customizations you require at a frame rate you can live with.
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