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3-16-2009 @ 7:43PM
Elitist is one of those kind, that complain about everything, yet fail to offer any sort of solution. Yet your complaint is ONLY about Spiritual Attunement (if your Ret and taking damage from Patchwerk then there is something wrong). You fail to notice the sweeping changes to the Ret tree during the expansion, which now makes it a viable addition to a raid group. GC is the face of the Dev team, and is subsequently the verbal battering ram of the player base. Yes, they do get it wrong from time to time, but when do you hear when they get it right?Never once have they shifted the blame of getting it wrong, they attribute nerfs as failures on their part. Its all apart of balancing the class, not punishing it. (Take Titan's Grip for example, yes I am cut about the nerf, but life goes on) With 10 Classes, 30 specs, environment encounters and PVP encounters. I strongly doubt that Elitist in his infinite wisdom can do a better than the good job GC and his team does.
3-17-2009 @ 2:08AM
...Seal of Blood/Martyr.Highest DPS seal, currently has recoil damage.Patchwerk = DPS race...You, and GC, need to learn what ret does.
3-17-2009 @ 7:38PM
Please enlighten me.Talking in a raid standpoint, but forgive me for my ignorance, as it stands isn't mana a none issue for ret spec with all the typical mana regen mechanics provided by other classes?Using arbitrary numbers. Seal of Blood/Martyr hits target for 1000 Damage taken from SoB/M 333Heal from Flash heal 333 (2000 over heal)Mana returned from Spiritual Attunement 33Seal of Blood/Martyr Crits the target for 15000 Damage taken from SoB/M 5000Heal from Holy light crits for 5000 (11000 over heal)Mana returned from Spiritual Attunement 500So ret pali's tend to benefit from Spiritual Attunement, when they crit from SoB/M and subsequently get healed for the damage they just inflicted on themselves. Maybe in 3.0.9 the encounters can be be forgiving on mana for healers. I think Uldar will be not be merciful to those who spend their health points for dps, especially during AoE encounters. (how often do Shadow Priests use Shadow Word: Death mid boss fight? I know I don't)Also have you thought of the flow on effect of self inflicted damage has on healers? Healers having to spend mana to heal the pali who invariable self inflicted his or her own damage, in order to regen mana sounds stupid to say the least. Secondly, copy you character to the PTR and test it, that's what its their for. And if it there is an issue like your predicting Holy and Ret should be compensated for the change. Suggestions of buffing Judgment of the Wise, which returns x% of mana for damage dealt maybe a viable option. As for Patchwerk I would be surprised to see mana returned from Spiritual Attunement duo to damage taken from SoB/M top more than 7% of total mana regen, although I'll have to check that to confirm. AoE fights may prove otherwise. And yes I don't play a Ret, but a little research and varying opinions help.
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