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9-05-2010 @ 5:29PM
Not enjoying the Retribution design just now, healing as ret feels strained to the point Ive died a few time in Hyjal when I got an extra mob on me by accident. Only instant heals use holy power which as a resource feels far to limited in stacks and slow to build at times.To be frank it really sucks that they removed the Art of War giving instant Exorcism or Flask of Light. Flash of light is a high mana use spell which I think would still make it a bit more interesting in use due to mana constrates. Its basically now dps or live due to what seems to be a low healing value off seals and a low amount of heal back from Holy power use.My paladin is gear in 264 and about half 277 items so Im not lacking punch to dps stuff.Things wouldnt be so bad if the mobs arent feeling like a grind fest with their high health and what seems to be outragous damage at times. Not uncommon to have mobs thump you for 5k over and over at times.So far im not enjoying it, I worry for the levelling process in outlands and northrend as well. If things stay as they are I think I will move to another class for this expac and make sure any alts are levelled to 80 as 60-80 sounds painful from other beta users experiences.Do I really want a grind fest to level characters after 60 to 85? I'm going to say no since I dont want to sink in the same time these days to wow as before in classic. WoW has evolved to a more casual state and so have I.
9-05-2010 @ 6:27PM
1. You're not supposed to heal as ret.2. It's a beta. Chill out. They are still testing things. If lots of people start feeling the stress of quest mobs, they will nerf them.3. Why would outlands/northrend be any more difficult. Level-appropriate mobs in those places are mostly a joke to handle 1v1, and most classes can handle 3 or more at a time. And some classes can even pull 5 to 10 or more mobs and go to town (blood DK's, frost mages, prot pallies).4. Who on beta is complaining about 60-80? That's news to me. If there is some difficulty, classes will get buffed or mobs will get nerfed.5. It's a beta. Chill out.
9-05-2010 @ 11:49PM
"1. You're not supposed to heal as ret."So when you're soloing you're just supposed to let the critters kill you?I heal myself all the time, but those heals are frickin' expensive for my puny ret mana pool.
9-06-2010 @ 1:37AM
Do what Wrath rogues do and carry around a few stacks of http://www.wowhead.com/item=35953.
9-06-2010 @ 4:30AM
In all the time I spent leveling as ret, I never had to stop and heal myself unless I was being swamped by elites or something. Even in outlands and northrend.
9-06-2010 @ 12:27PM
I had 407 salted venison scattered amongst my alts before I decided to start vendoring it.Sitting and eating is just a waste of time for pallys--we can heal, so we do heal, but it's the mana that keeps running low. Divine Plea helped to keep my mana relatively up even while dpsing like a madman, but this is going to do what--make me stock up on liquids so I can constantly sit and guzzle like a clothie?
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