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10-06-2010 @ 3:46PM
Your points about utility are well taken, though as you allude, ret paladins are a bit touchy when utility gets brought up because for 4 years, more or less, our supposedly awesome utility was often cited as a reason that we didn't do better damage. And then we discovered that raid leaders mostly spelled utility "dps."That said, I'm sure repentance will get a good shaking out this expansion, as will anything that reduces threat. And as long as our utility comes with competitive, we'll be fine. At the moment I think we still have some PvE issues to shake out, but these mostly have to do with the rng nature of the new system, and a few of our new abilities needing to have the numbers tweaked (i.e. Inquisition).So PvE is looking pretty solid, though not fully complete. But, with the patch coming in a week, I'm surprised you haven't yet touched on paladins in pvp, as this is by far the most controversial part of our new design and causing an uproar in every paladin forum I've seen. I've done considerable pvp on the ptr, and it seems to me that some of the QQ, while exaggerated as usual, is justified. Paladins have lost most of our defensive and mobility tricks, and our offence now takes more time to build up. The net result is a class with poor mobility and slow, or at least unpredictable, offence. We are, in a nutshell, getting absolutely dominated by any class that can kite. This is not news for rets, but believe me when I say that it feels much more severe than previously.
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