Nov 8th 2010 6:17PM They did; personally I'd be glad to see them make a comeback, I've always been a fan.
Oct 19th 2010 3:34PM I actually use 'of the Nightfall' a lot; my pallie's name is an old greek god associated with Venus, so 'of the Nightfall' fits, in a slightly tautological way.
Oct 14th 2010 11:29PM Well, on the one hand; melee has always been crap in terms of spell effects, and the *one* good melee animation is now relegated to aoe only.. so I feel your pain
On the other hand, you're crazy if you think Earthquake looks bad. It is awesome.
Oct 13th 2010 7:56PM Your best bet is the sticky ret thread at Elitest Jerks; also there is a good thread on what to do to max your dps after the 4.0 patch in the Paladin forums at MMO-Champ, by Ronark.
Oct 13th 2010 7:53PM @ Brian
I'm afraid you've fallen into the 'because its new it must be better' trap. Mastery is currently our (ret's) worst stat. You should instead be reforging to Haste; everything you can, or up to 1019 haste (a 3s CS cooldown fully raid buffed), whichever comes first. It is fairly easy to understand once you look at it hard enough; HoL procs only give us the difference in damage between the button we would have hit anyway and the free TV.. somewhere between 1/2 and not a dps increase at all. Also, Mastery simply gives us more chance for HoL procs; Haste gives us a shorter CS cooldown, hence more Holy Power, hence more TVs.. it also gives us more auto attacks., indirectly giving us more HoL procs as well. Haste should be your top stat after str, hit and expertise.
Oct 12th 2010 8:34AM Me, I'm gonna go find a dummy in an out-of-the-way place.. perhaps Exodar.. and see if I can still make my ret pally spit out respectable dps through the broken mess of his talents.
Oct 12th 2010 8:30AM This.. except I can't play with the default UI at all, I haven't played without a minimum of action bar and unit frame mods since level 50. I've already hunted down and installed 4.0 versions of my important addons.
Of course, I'm sure I missed a whole bunch (and some haven't updated yet, the bastards) and upon logging in will die a little at the horrible mess my sweet, sweet UI has become.
Sep 9th 2010 8:21AM I'm on Deathwing's side. But I have good reason. Deathwing promised us all ponies.
Aug 26th 2010 9:01AM I have a guildy who likes to heal heroics in shadow spec; he had to go back to a real healing spec when I put on half my ret gear and started chain-pulling though. That's fun, but with a shadow healer it gets breathtakingly yo-yo-y on your health bar.
Aug 13th 2010 5:10PM @vandersveldt: No. No, there are still a whole bunch of slayers. The comics are pretty good, you should read 'em.