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10-28-2009 @ 4:01PM
I gotta agree, I've played Retribution since vanilla on my friend's account, and then as soon as TBC I rolled a horde pally. You know what I'm used to?RetardinLoladin"Do what you're supposed to do and heal"adinUselessdinand plenty of other unoriginal bull-sh**. We've always been considered the "joke" spec of the class, a spec no other class has (no, not even frost in PvE). Hell, until the Pre-Lich King patch, retribution sucked, plain and simple. We rocked in the beta for Lich King, Ghostcrawler himself on live-feed said "Retribution is just right", then not even a few weeks afterwards we got nerfed hard. We've then been smacked around with the nerf-bat over and over in various spots with every patch. Finally a patch comes around that DOESN'T specifically nerf the spec, but now they are targeting a key ability that well, every ret pally loves. When do I specifically use LoH? When I have to. In a raid that's either on the main tank, a key healer, or even myself if I'm about to die and I'm far away from any healer and have no pots or stones to chug or eat. Selfish? Maybe, but in cases where healing is stressed, its better to use my own heals on myself when possible, then stress a healer(s) further.There is NO consequence with LoH, hell its the only ability of ours that's actually been buffed, and not nerfed really. It went from consuming all our mana at an 1hr cooldown to a portion, the cooldown's 20 mins, and it also restores mana (to ourselves if needed). Now they are throwing the biggest nerf possible at it by removing it entirely from a Tank's bar (40K heal on themselve's if needed mainly), and making it almost useless to Ret (I won't watch everyone's bars just to go "oh they need it *click*").I've always thought Blizzard has no clue on to handle a class they essentially labeled a "Buff-bot" as anything but that, and though they have on some occasions disproved this, a majority of the times its just reinforced.
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