It looks like a lot of healers use “mouseover” mods and/or macros for healing. The new wild growth bug is making it harder for some druids to adjust to their new healing strategies.
This problem does not seem to be universal. Is anyone having it without using mouseover macros?
By design, you can cast WG on any target, even yourself or an enemy.
Now, it looks like the problem is basically this:
- You target someone (lets say a dead mob from the last trash pull is still targeted, or someone out of your range)
- You want to choose someone other than your current target as the center of your Wild Growth (lets say you wanted to target yourself)
- You use your mouseover macro or mod’s capabilities to try and get Wild Growth to cast on you
- You get an out of range error message because WG is trying to target the thing in step 1 rather than what you are mousing over.
Because of the crazy way that I heal (ie. I don’t use mods or mouseover macros), this hasn’t yet really been a problem for me. However, the problem seemed to be so wide-spread that I wanted to make a post about it.
So, what do you do about it? Now that you’ve spent all week fighting with one of your primary heal spells, I wanted to post a macro that Shefki worked out in that same thread:
/cleartarget /cast [target=mouseover,noharm,exists] Wild Growth /targetlasttarget
These three lines become a macro where it clears your target, casts wild growth on the person you are mousing over, and then targets the person/mob you were last targeting. This gets around the problem by un-targeting the problematic person. You can just make this macro and use it instead of whatever strategy you use for your other heals. It should be useable along with whatever mod you were using before, and would replace whatever mouseover macro you’ve been using up to this point.
Just use that macro and you’ll be fine until the bug gets fixed. Good luck!