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10-06-2010 @ 12:11AM
Helig, I'm going to have to disagree with you.The problem with the entire set up was that Holy Power(Batman) was tacked on to prot when it didn't need it and the result was forcing us to deal with an utterly crappy resource when the other two specs had something dynamic. Holy could heal the beacon for additional HP(B) and get faster generation, Ret was all about getting more and how you dealt with it was the skill. Prot, just had it every 4.5 seconds. Yippee. wow. How great a system.Let's look at the warrior system in LK: You have a spammable ability (devastate) you have something that procs on a defensive stat (revenge) and either of them could lower the CD of Shield Slam. Dynamic, fun, allowed you to change things up.Now these abilities have free sunders, and cleave. Prior to that in BC warriors were a rotation tank.Blizzard decided to make tankadins rotation tanks in LK. Prior to that you had "cast consecrate, holy shield, judge something, recast seal and now wait" So now in Cataclysm how did they propose changing tankadins? "You get a rotation with gaps in it, and a huge CD spell will have a chance to lower the CD on stuff with themselves a longish CD. No, you don't get a spammable ability and some defensive thing along with a low CD move getting a proc to end the CD."It was a stupid idea. Really. Instead of allowing tanks to hit buttons a lot and keep active, keep engaged they made tankadins just have long wait times. Seriously, how is that fun? So warriors get to hit a button every GCD, and have to for good threat and control, and paladins get to sit around and wait for a while?Personally I think they should have tankadins have Crisader strike or HotR have no CD. Set them to use mana along with Judgement. Everything else is HP(B) based. Now you have tankadins caring about HP(B) and how to use it up fast, they have to keep up a buff, keep up debuffs, decide if a 1HP(B) Holy Shield is worth it or if they should get it to 3 for the long duration and if ShoR is needed RIGHT NOW or can wait another 3 seconds. Have Divine Plea generate some so they can start a pull with AS by casting that like a shout or HoW.They'd have to lower the damage on HotR, but that would be fine.Sorry about the hijack Alison.
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