Feb 2nd 2011 6:35PM Stand in the fire, mostly.
(you know, when I said that in guild chat, not one person, me included, noticed that the numbers didn't actually add up...)
Feb 2nd 2011 5:21PM Great summary of the changes, thanks Alex.
Having a full set of 346 Ret offspec gear, I decided to give it a try the other day for the first time since ICC - to be honest, for me, Inquisition kind of kills the fun. I described it the other day as spending 30% of your time activating your various cooldowns, 30% of your time sitting frustrated because everything's on cooldown, and 30% of your time doing as much DPS as everybody else. Obviously that's an exaggeration, but still. I quite liked single target DPS in ICC, but having to keep Inquisition up as well is just an extra burden. Most other classes got one or more fun new spells, but Ret got one annoying obligation and one spell that's sort of nice but is basically unuseable on anything but bosses.
I'd be more willing to put up with that if a) at least I could do good / vaguely competetive DPS (or maybe the ability to re-cast the CC if it gets broken), and b) if Prot wasn't just a million times more fun and effective - as it works out at the moment, I typically do more DPS as prot anyway. If I wanted to micromanage an annoying number of cooldowns and resources, I'd... well, I don't want to micromanage an annoying number of cooldowns and resources.