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4-28-2009 @ 7:27PM
I helped my father make a ret paladin for his first WoW character because he was brand new to the game and hybrid + great damage seemed like a win for new players.He made it to 80 in no time flat, but his freshness to the game is still glaring. He knows his abilities by their icon, not name, is still boggled by what armor is good for him (I caught him wearing a grey item a few times because "it had more armor" than his green/blue alternative), I have to help him respec whenever a patch drops that refunds talent points, he is constantly linking me to junk items in his bags, asking me if he needs to save them for something (white-rated items; he at least learned to sell anything grey, but he can't overcome obsolete foods or items that might be for quests or reagents for other classes), etc, etc. That said, I took him to a dungeon for the first time not too long ago and was astounded to see that he keeping up with us in damage. Sure, we were on alts that were probably in equally low-quality gear, but we're experienced players who raid and read elitist jerks and have add-ons to help us use our abilities as efficiently as possible. I couldn't believe how well he did. In conclusion, that was when I knew that ret paladins rocked for doing good damage even if you don't really know what you're doing :P
4-28-2009 @ 7:31PM
Same with my dad. He plays an affliction warlock, supposedly one of the two 'hard' class/specs now (And I play a cat hehe, bit OP right now), but he just macro'd his rotation (with significant help from me) and presses 1 button now. One. Button. He also keyboard turned his way to 1750 in season 4. Can't really do that anymore, at least.
4-28-2009 @ 7:37PM
I kind of felt the same way when one of our tanks respecced to Ret for the fun of it, after picking up a bunch of plate DPS gear in Naxx. As soon as he got a shot at Patch, he pretty much blew the rest of us DPSers away, and most of us are the usual min/max types who live on Elitest Jerks.But I still think charging a 'complexity tax' on the Ret rotation is the wrong way to go. Is it really that wrong to have an easy-to-maintain rotation? When I'm on my Ret, I love that I can watch the fight as a whole go on around me, rather than obsess about my global cooldowns and procs. Playing on my Ret, after a grueling session on one of my other DPS toons is like being on a happy holiday, where I can actually enjoy fighting stuff.
4-28-2009 @ 11:52PM
Affliction doesn't have 'a rotation' (neither do shadow priests)you can't definitely can't macro it to 'one button'.
4-29-2009 @ 1:47AM
@ uncaringbearYou want a class that really has easy rotation? Go fire/TtW or FFB. Put Living Bomb, and keep pressing that Fireball/FFB key with the odd Hot Streak popping up. Loads of time to just look around.On my paladin, all I am looking at are the cooldown timers on my tooltips.However, both are easy. This game is not hard. Maintaining a rotation is not hard, regardless of class and spec. That said, I would like some more utility to Consecration, say, make it similar to Desecration of unholy DKs. I am a paladin. I should be more powerful on a sanctified ground. There is alot to improve with this class, and I really like that Blizzard is thinking the same way.
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