Oct 27th 2008 11:22PM Too bad our dps wasn't too high in PVE (it was good but hunters, locks and basically all geared pure dps classes beat us) or PVP (yeah the burst was a bit much). But without our high dps and burst, there is no reason to ever do arena with a ret pally. After the nerfs, we are just warriors in arena with no utility (sunders, ms...you can try to argue dispellable seals/blessings if you want) and we have no way to close the distance gap.
Sep 28th 2008 5:02PM Actually the prot pally record is repeating itself in wotlk...yeah you can say prot pallies got some abilities of yours and you got a bit of aoe tanking like us. The problem that remains is that warriors got tools to improve their awesome tanking, plus they got their holes fixed. Paladins however got shafted (so far), in that they got the abilities to be MT's but they are still obviously inferior to every other tanking class at doing just this. Paladins so far have only got what they should have had to begin with. If you put the beta paladin up against live warrior i would say they are about equal, warriors are still a bit better MT's but the ae levels it out i would say.
I dont think any paladin really cares about ae tanking as its a weak gimmick and is not going to be heavilyg implemented in Wotlk. So as of now, prot paladins are basically watered-down warriors with a lame gimmick of being a bit better at aoe tanking. Personally im going ret in the expansion (unless prot improves) if i even decide to buy it.
Jul 31st 2008 7:46PM hmmm, i posted the link that forum post yesterday...
=( i got no credit...also warriors wont be less enthused because their shield block was changed. Its now 1 100% block on a 30 sec cooldown (the block does block double dmg though)
Jul 31st 2008 12:51PM They changed it so that only mobs 4+ lvs above you can now crushing blow, but that will be the only time you will see that (only to detter you from attacking higher lv mobs). Yeah there wont be crushing blows in raids anymore
Link to forum post --- http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=8557065994&pageNo=1&sid=2000#7