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8-08-2010 @ 4:19PM
Holy Power (or Zeal as its being called on the forums) is a god awful, clunky, stupid idea. Currently for protection you get stuck in an even more rigid rotation to generate the required Zeal in order to utilize your Holy Shield to its full extent. On top of that there is the issue of GCD gaps where you can literally do nothing because your abilities are on CD. I have the feeling that this whole "combo point-esque" system gets scrapped before Cata goes live.
8-08-2010 @ 4:36PM
It's been said and repeated an awful many times that the whole thing isn't exactly how it's supposed to for Prot pallies. Also, as it is now for retribution paladins, we have that same gaps problem on live that is really only fixed by the tier 10 2-pieces bonus, but then it becomes a Divine Storm spam-fest and you can go OOM easily. They said many times that this whole thing was primarily made for retribs and that giving it to prots and holys came later.
8-08-2010 @ 6:29PM
Im gonna bet 90% of the people who voted me down aren't in the Beta like I am, and have not actually used the mechanic. Its very obvious that it was not well thought out and that its being shoe horned into the Prot and Holy specs. The stated goal of holy power was to add more variety, fun and take remove the boring rotations/fcfs of the class. Instead it creates an even more rigid rotation for Prot and makes it feel as if you are always fighting to keep up stacks of HP for an essential self-buff. For holy it forces you to use a near useless spell to keep up HP for a weak practically niche use and doesn't do any thing interesting. For Ret, its only slightly better, but again it feels more like a clunky ham fisted way to reign in Ret burst then to actually add anything fun and dynamic. The entire concept and its current application is horrible and makes the entire class more frustrating then i was previously and actually makes it less fun.
8-08-2010 @ 7:42PM
I'm going to bet that 90% of the people who voted you down did so for the way you expressed yourself. I'm pretty good at detecting these things.
8-08-2010 @ 8:12PM
As has been stated multiple times by GC and agreed with by MANY tankadins, 15% block is hardly "an essential self-buff." If you let it fall off, you're not gonna get raped. It's not a static damage reduction. It's RNG. Sometimes you will tke a harder hit, sometimes you won't. At any rate, taking 30% less damage 15% of the time is only 4.5% less damage, which equates to between 7-10% depending on your armor and the level of the mob you're fighting. Even 10% less damage is not going to kill you. If you NEVER put it up during an entire boss fight, your healer might go OOM, but missing a couple of GCD's without it up is nothing.Worry more about whether you're going to be required to keep inquisition up for threat gen or be forced into using WoG as prot because your static damage reduction is too low with all the talents removed.
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