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10-04-2011 @ 9:59AM
Was I the only one laughing at the retribution icon almost never changing?
10-04-2011 @ 10:17AM
I'll admit, I lol'd. While Ret is my offspec, so it only sees use on one-tank fights, it's nice to know that we're average these days rather than trailing the pack as in T11. It's odd to see some of the specs which are so far behind; Survival was considered to be insanely good in T11. I'd wonder if there was some trade-off for utility or mobility in some of these cases; Unholy DKs having AMZ, for example, or BM Hunters being able to bring varied and multiple buffs to a raid. Still, for most of us out there, the critical component is always, "Can you play your spec well, and do you have fun doing it?" I'll take a dedicated player with an underperforming spec over an underperforming player with a great spec any day.
10-04-2011 @ 11:38AM
@Hal, yeah. I've been stubbornly dedicated to my ret spec for a long time and I perform pretty well on it. When I'm running in raids, I'm often top or near the top.That being said, since I'm freelancing my raids, I have a hard time getting into groups with people who don't know me. I had someone tell me, "uh, I don't know if ret can actually do good DPS. Going to ask someone else." This was someone from a fairly large raiding guild. (Granted, my server is pretty backwater, but I would think there's got to be at least one good ret player in their group.)
10-04-2011 @ 4:34PM
I used to love Ret, but something about it makes it feel...messy. It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, for me to get into a groove with Ret. I actually dig hopo for Holy but I can't say I really like it for Ret (I don't tank on my pally, so I can't comment on Prot).My number one complaint with Ret is Inquisition. I freaking hate it with a passion. I'm sure I'm not the only one who noticed, but it seems like they tried to turn pallies into rogues with hopo. While I don't mind SnD with my rogue (unless I'm using Combat), I find Inquisition to be immensely annoying to keep up.
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