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10-27-2008 @ 2:09PM
Seriously this has to be a joke.I played my Paladin as my main and my only for nearly all of TBC. I saw all content except SWP before patch 3.0.2.I was Protection. No raid spots since Paladin is not a real tank and you just need them for gimmicks and Hyjal. "Go roll warrior if you wanna tank, nub".I was Holy. This was all fine til middle T5+. Oh look, no mobility, no HoT's, no AoE. "Go roll Shammy you nub, Paladins suck at healing, the only reason you're here is for ". Week after week I am steamrolled on the healing by Resto Shamans just clicking Chain Heal repeatedly.I didn't even dare spec Ret cos 'LOLRET', enough said.Having levelled and doing dailies etc as Prot and Holy I can tell you it sucked. I play any other class and it is absolutely bliss not to take forever to kills mobs and requiring constant drink downtime. I put up with 'hybrid' meaning I was worst at each of my roles, despite only being able to do one at a time. Blizzard constantly assured us that fixes were incoming.So TBC draws to a close and we were never really fixed. I stopped subscribing and dreamed of rolling a Deathknight. The new Wrath stuff starts being announced and lo and behold nothing is announced for Paladins, I'm not surprised. Then, Ghostcrawler starts posting and Paladins actually look to be half decent. Holy is getting some nice things, Prot is getting some nice things and Ret might be viable.Fast forward to present day and Holy is even more boring than in TBC with no real raid healing capability, Prot is still lacking a bit and now no longer has such a big niche in AoE tanking and Ret is omgwtfoverpowered (yes it's true).Now with these nerfs, Holy is going to be almost unplayable solo, I'm worried about Protection's threat being lacklustre and still having mana issues and Ret looks to be even worse off than before.I'm sorry but it's too much. I don't care so much about Ret, although I don't think it's too much to ask to at least be doing comparable DPS so you actually get brought to raids but now this has hurt all Paladins. I'm sick of this hybrid crap meaning I have to suck at everything. If there are better classes at each role, why bring a Paladin to a raid? There's not even as many blessings now so you need even less!And then the words are spoken. Don't worry, we'll keep an eye on things and you'll get buffed again if you need it! Yeah sure, 3.1? 3.2? Maybe just in time for the last content patch of WotLK.As a final note, I am PvE only but I can see how this must suck for PvP. Protection isn't really a PvP spec, from the Arena I played, Holy was pointless (why not bring Resto druid instead!) so Ret was the only real PvP tree available and now they are susceptible to a couple of mana drains and then LOLRET.I was planning on staying Prot for most of WotLK and now it looks like the best and only option and even then that's pushing it. If my fears prove true once WotLK is out, I'm afraid I'll have to choose to spend my time in better ways than playing a joke of a class in what is actually an otherwise fun game/timesink.Anyway, yeah I know QQ more my tears taste so delicious etc. fuck you.
10-27-2008 @ 2:11PM
that was supposed to be "Go roll Shammy you nub, Paladins suck at healing, the only reason you're here is for [insert blessing here]".
10-28-2008 @ 5:04PM
It's unfortunate that you don't seem to understand the mechanics of the class you are playing.Bring a shammy or druid or priest for healing? I top the charts every raid on my holy paladin. Every time. And it's not because the other healers suck, trust me they don't, holy is a ridiculously powerful spec. You should put more time into understanding the mechanics of the class, you'd be a lot happier, I bet.
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