Feb 17th 2012 12:35PM I was in almost the exact same boat in Wrath. 10-man, cleared everything on normal with a few easier heroics thrown in (lootship, XT, Jaraxxus, etc.). We raided two nights a week, 4 hours a night. I fully considered us a casual raid, however. That has nothing to do with how much we played, or what we killed, but with our attitude. If you couldn't make it to raid, that was cool. Just tell someone. It was just pure fun, very little pressure. The divide between casual and hardcore, to me at least, is purely based on how you approach the time spent, and how you treat your fellow raiders.
Feb 5th 2012 6:07PM I don't really even see an issue with modifying Ret to use spell plate. It's slightly clunky the same way Holy using strength would be, but I think that talents similar to the Shadow priest one that converts spirit to hit would work. As far as flavor goes, I never pictured paladins as beating their foes with brute strength, instead by outsmarting them and using holy magic to sway the battle; intellect reflects that even for Ret. Plus, then, paladins wouldn't need three sets of gear.
Dec 25th 2011 6:13PM North America! USA!
Dec 24th 2011 9:43PM Glory to the Alliance!
Dec 23rd 2011 4:41PM Woo!
Dec 22nd 2011 9:45AM Yes.
Dec 21st 2011 4:14PM Nice.
Dec 19th 2011 4:15PM Ooooooh.
Dec 19th 2011 10:52AM YES
Dec 18th 2011 5:43PM He will be mine, and he will be my squishy.