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7-22-2010 @ 10:46AM
They've taken the worst parts of the complex feral rotation - never letting Savage Roar fall off or your damage goes in the toilet, and Enhancement's Maelstrom weapon buildup and have shoved them into the Ret rotation in the way of a 30% holy power buff that must be maintained and holy power that must be "unleased" at three stacks, only for the sake of making the rotation more complicated and nothing else. The blues have admitted as much, they've complicated the rotation simply to complicate it. I await the new Facemauler/ShockandAwe/CLCRet/Power Auras addon that will tell Rets how to play their class now that it is exceedingly complicated. The funny thing is that Blizz has said they don't want to force classes into the use of addons to in order to do moderately competitive DPS and yet they make these changes forcing another class into the use of "suggester mod" in order to stay competitive.I remember playing my balance druid in nax and uld when eclipse had an internal "hidden" 45 second cooldown between procs that made it mandatory to run Squawk and Awe, or a similar tracking/suggester mod just to have a shot at doing decent damage.Raid Leaders in the History of WOW:Vanilla (years 1 and 2): "Oh, you're specced as Retribution? Get out of my sight and go spec Holy immediately you noob!"BC (years 3 and 4): "Oh, you're specced as Retribution? Get out of my sight and go spec Holy immediately you noob! Wait, we're raiding Hyjal tonight - Go spec Prot, but still get out of my sight immediately!"Patch 3.0.2 (one glorious month): "Oh, you're specced Holy like I told you too, get out of my sight and go spec Ret immediately, we need your insane damage to down post-nerf Killy 'J tonight.Wrath: 3.1 and beyond (years 5+, after ret paladins are smashed in the face with a nerf sledgehammer for having one month of fun in the last 48): Oh, you're specced as Retribution? You can come to this raid on a trial basis because I think you're a facerolling noob. On second thought, get out of my sight IMMEDIATELY!
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