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10-13-2010 @ 4:15PM
article couldnt of come soon enough... hopefully some of us (ret pallies) quit whinning in trade chat.
10-13-2010 @ 4:21PM
Unfortunately, we've always been a relatively easy class to learn and play because of our FCFS system. A lot of folks who chose pally specifically for that ease of use are going to be disappointed with the added complexity, but it's nothing that other classes haven't been doing for years.I've been in love with this rotation from the second I started to understand it. Now I just can't wait for each and every Templar's Verdict to go off.
10-13-2010 @ 4:52PM
@cutaiai I chose pally originally because it was easy. It was pretty easy to learn and I am glad it is getting more complicated. I think a lot of people are complaining because it is new and they aren't facerolling anymore.
10-13-2010 @ 5:09PM
Yeah exactly. I liked the old way, but I'm LOVING the new rotation. It makes it a lot less boring in combat.Old orcish proverb says:When retribution paladins whine, it's a good sign.
10-13-2010 @ 5:40PM
Whinging seems to be pretty common atm. I would avoid most of the class forums (except maybe mages?) for awhile.
10-13-2010 @ 6:06PM
For people that don't understand it, this rotation is extremely punishing. I played around with messing up the rotation just a little bit on the dummies (occasionally doing a TV2 instead of 3, CS after HP bar is full, etc.) and the DPS jump can be as much as 40%.This is the nail in the coffin for "ret is faceroll", and I for one love it. Good rets will be obvious now, and bad rets will go play their DK's.On the other hand, our ramp up time in PvP right now is ridiculously long, and you will simply get wrecked by just about any other class now, including most healers. In coordinated PvP I'm not even being focused down, I'm simply being ignored, and in BG's, one of two things happens: You either die before you can even get 3 HP, or you have 3 HP going into a fight, blow your CD's and the person dies after 2 TV's. Anyone that didn't like the binary nature of Wrath PvP is going to have to just stay away until 85.
10-13-2010 @ 9:51PM
The only thing I don't like is having two/three finishers lined up on my bar next to my combo point generator, and *then* the "filler" attacks further down. It's more punishing than the cat rotation!
10-14-2010 @ 9:51AM
I'm absolutely thrilled with the new Retribution model. It's intelligent, its fun and more importantly, I have seen higher numbers with my 4pc tier 10. I definitely praise Blizzards class design team for being so innovative considering the state of Ret paladins only 3-4 yrs ago in Vanilla/BC.
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