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10-06-2010 @ 2:53PM
Wait, what? How is utility suddenly being added now that Cata hits? Did we not already have this is Ulduar, or ICC? How many weeks did we wipe on Yogg pre-nerf because we didn't have enough pallies to spread out their utility spells?Oh yeah utility, what the heck is that? Between salving the OT in fester, hand of freedoming people in sindragosa, cleansing the slime because healers are busy in plague wing, and hands-ing the MT in putricide when the heals are dead, THIS UTILITY. WHAT IS IT? And what's this aura mastery the RL keeps asking me to pop? I mean, I see it there on my bar and my pally power has be with shadow resist aura, but UTILITY ESCAPES ME FOR SOME REASON. And divine guardian, I'm specced into the improved version and hand of sac the healer that missed a spore on festergut and blow bubble when blight hits, but DO TELL ME how this UTILITY WORKS.If you haven't been doing everything above in ICC, you're a horrid pally and should go hunter. That being said, I'm disappointed in hwo this really discussed nothing about Cataclysm pallies.
10-06-2010 @ 4:02PM
Vitriol aside, I'm annoyed that everything mentioned above has nothing to do with Cata and that all of the "tips" are things any good ret pally should be doing ANYWAY already. This is nothing new, this should have been written when ICC opened called "How to make your RL happy as a paladin".
10-06-2010 @ 4:26PM
Both Rebuke and Divine Guardian are new in Cata - the rest are mostly reminders that we paladins do indeed have the ability to do things beyond harm and heal.
10-06-2010 @ 5:47PM
If you haven't been running heroic mode raids, these things haven't been required of you. Pugs certainly can't be bothered to explain it to you; it's not worth the time to educate the paladin, since you can just faceroll AoE the trash anyway, and blame the guy with the lowest gearscore when there's a wipe.On the other hand, for at least the first while of Cataclysm, you'll actually need to be doing these things in five mans, and it never hurts to remind people that these abilities are there, whether they actually play paladins or not. Heck, maybe the poor schmuck just never grasped the advantage of eating some of their tank's damage; it's not the most intuitive thing, especially when one of the first things you learn in instances is that never mind your plate armor, it's easier if the tank takes all the hits.
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