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3-30-2011 @ 1:45PM
The single greatest moment in my entire wow career was deleting Pallypower from my addons folder when 4.0.2 hit! No more keeping 50 stacks of symbol of kings in my bags? Only 2 pallies needed for all buffs?! 1 button to buff the entire raid, without having to coordinate with any other paladin?!! No more idiot paladin puggers that that don't run pallypower making it impossible to actually coordinate buffs?!!!!!! /die-a-happy-man
3-30-2011 @ 2:52PM
Honestly I think the removal of paladin reagents and streamlining the buffs says more about the sheer number of idiots that rolled paladins and couldn't be bothered to remember to buy reagents, remembered but never bothered to do a couple of dailies so they could afford to buy a stack, or couldn't be bothered to even try buffing the right classes/specs with the right buffs. I don't play a paladin, but I've witnessed a whole lot of raid/party frustration due to one or more of the above reasons. One of the worst experiences was being in a VoA 25 with no less than 3 paladins, and only one of them would even bother trying to buff. Come on, you only have 4 blessings! You do might, you do wisdom, you do kings and give sanctuary to the tank and pull already! And yet...And before anyone gets offended, none of those idiots would be here reading, so it's not targeted at any of you. :)The streamlining of buffs makes sense to me, but I think overall it was Blizzard recognizing that 1) buffs and coordination are a necessary mechanic of the game, and 2) there are a whole lot of players that don't get it or practically go out of their way not to bother.
3-30-2011 @ 3:20PM
Though now, technically, only one pally is needed for the Might buff, since Kings is now overwritten by a couple other class buffs.
3-30-2011 @ 3:23PM
I still keep PallyPower, though, since it frees up bar spaces that you'd otherwise have for 4 seals and Righteous Fury.I do vaguely miss the Wrath version, as it was a rough guide to how competent random pugs were. But I sure don't miss carrying around 200 symbols. I may have to check out Power Auras, though. Keeping track of Inquisition is annoying.
3-30-2011 @ 6:05PM
@telwar: You might take a look at Opie. I have all my seals/buffs/auras hidden. With one keybind I have access to all of them. It took a little wrestling to configure as I didn't like the way it handled pally stuff out of the box, but it's been great for reducing bar clutter.
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