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5-09-2010 @ 5:29PM
I'm disgusted that you've got to wait for Ret Pallies to get the boots before you. ArPen is a horrible stat for them, is it not? They shouldn't even be on the list.
5-09-2010 @ 6:16PM
Two things1) It's BiS for ret.2) If you find me some boots without arp that aren't horribly outdated I'll gladly take them.
5-09-2010 @ 7:33PM
and 2nd BIS for Ret is probably not more than a couple dps (out of 8k+) worse, or probably less than 0.001% less dps than the BIS. If you're not chasing LK heroic mode, you don't need BIS, 2nd BIS will do just fine. 2nd BIS is also probably not going to keep you from heroic LK anyway, since the few guilds that have done it so far were surely not in full BIS gear.On top of that, you'll still need to keep some plate boots of some sort around. The leather boots will be completely worthless for a plate wearer as soon as patch 4.0 drops.
5-09-2010 @ 10:12PM
So wait - a ret pally should pass on his main spec BiS boots so some grumpy main spec healer capable of wearing leather can have them rot in their bag for progression? Seriously? Get over yourself.
5-10-2010 @ 3:36AM
@comedownNo reasonable person is going to argue that a drop like that does more if it "rots in a bag," and no one's made that argument here. The discussion concerns hybrid players who switch between two specs with contradictory gear requirements frequently, and whether this will be improved or not by Cataclysm raiding changes. It does not address people who play only one spec in a raid and want offspec gear over main-spec raiders for funsies.The melee leather situation is a related, but ultimately tangential, point addressing the difficulty of gearing a viable offspec when virtually every physical DPS in the raid is a slave to armor penetration. I think everyone, Blizzard included, agrees this is not an ideal situation.Your tone both here and in your other comment is unnecessarily aggressive. Please be polite, or we ask that you do not comment.
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