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3-14-2012 @ 9:00PM
This is a subject that is absolutely fraught with peril for us old-time rets. We remember all too well how we spent years being told that because of our utility, it wouldn't be fair for us to do competitive damage. But I'm here to tell you: unless you can do competitive damage, it is almost impossible to get a raid spot, and no matter how good you are, you will endure constant mockery. Even in pvp, where ret was okay, I was constantly mocked for my spec as soon as I zoned into a bg.Hell, at launch our top tier talent was a buff (BoK). That had to be individually cast. With a 5 minute duration.The price of being allowed to compete dps-wise was to lose much of that utility. At this point, it is debatable whether we have more utility than pure specs (which is more vital to your raid: an extra lay on hands, or Time Warp?). And I'm fine with that, because at least I get invited to raids and am treated with respect.So, while Isupport more utility for our spec, I do so with a huge caveat: I only want it if it is balanced with what other dps specs have. Otherwise, we will pay a price in our dps.
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