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2-18-2008 @ 1:07PM
@ 11:God, Sparti. Way to deepen the credibility rut Ret Pallys already have. I think it's fairly clear that BRK's Ret crack was a good-natured jibe at Ret Pallys, the way most classes knock each other. Even if it wasn't, this response just makes his point, doesn't it? And responding with an even greater heap of hyperbole doesn't help anything.Yes, Ret is an unfairly maligned spec, especially in raids. The widely shared contempt for Ret is a little unfair and mostly uninformed. So inform, don't snark! Calling Hunters - whether you meant BM spec or not - one of the least useful classes out there is simply preposterous. It may be true that a Hunter is easily replaceable in the sense that there seem to be 10 Hunters for every 1 player of another class, but having a Hunter - whether in a 5 man or a raid - is pretty invaluable. It's not just because Hunters provide sustained DPS, or that they do it at less risk to themselves than melee classes (who I think get the short end of the stick in a lot of raid boss fights), but because of the buffs and crowd control they offer. Ret Pallys can bring a lot to a raid, but it's much easier to conceive of hitting up SSC without a Ret Pally than it is to do so without any Hunters. Oh yeah - nice column, too. The stuff on Lurker was interesting; I'm a Pally, so wasn't aware that there was a pet problem on that boss, but I'll bring this to our Hunters' attention next time we do Lurker.
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