Saturday, March 07, 2009


Remind me to avoid PvP in 3.1:

Shattering Throw *New Skill* - Throws your weapon at the enemy causing [ 50% of AP + 12 ] damage (based on attack power), reducing the armor on the target by 20% for 10 sec, and removing any invulnerabilities. 25 Rage, 30 yd range, 1.5 sec cast, 5 min cooldown

That's baseline BTW.

Paladins are extremely powerful in PvP right now.
Priests are the only class that can break bubbles. We felt another class needed the ability.
Warriors are weak in PvP right now.
Warriors needed another reason to want to go to Battle Stance.
Going to Battle Stance helps to telegraph what the warrior is about to do.
It just all fit.

Look, I can understand that Warriors are under-represented in PvP right now, and that Holy Paladins are over-represented. I was however hoping that Blizzard weren't going to try and rectify this by making Ret the personal bitch of every Warrior in the game, and Holy not far behind. Holy is strong because the classes it pairs with are very, very strong. Hunters are so strong that the Professional PvP Tourney on right now has banned some of their talents. In the EU Continental Finals held on Thursday a bleeding Rogue Mage Priest won the whole thing and Paladins were convincingly countered at every step.

Holy has been battered with the nerf bat this patch, and Ret will be dead for all intents and purposes. The fall in Paladin representation in Season 6 will be spectacular, and I doubt they'll reach even Season 3 levels thereafter. There's PvE to look forward to I guess, that is if they actually boost Ret's DPS and/or Holy are actually capable of dealing with the raid-wide damage

I guess should say now that this is a PTR, and anything can and will change. But really, what's the ****ing point?

I'll finish with a throwaway line from Bornakk:



EDIT: I haven't mentioned how much this skill bones Mages. My apologies, no anti-Mage sentiment was intended in this post.

EDIT2: Incase you missed it, the latest Paladin Patch Notes can be found here


Klepsacovic 07/03/2009, 01:49  

Don't you see, it's all about giving us a choice. Do we want to pop wings and have that purged, pop DP and still die, or pop DS and have that removed? Before DS was the safe choice so we felt obligated to use it, now it isn't so we can actually choose.

I suppose it's a freedom of the "everything is bad so no decision is worse than another."

Will Armstrong 07/03/2009, 04:43  
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Will Armstrong 07/03/2009, 04:44  

These changes are pathetic. Really. Almost all of our significant gains since WotLK are being eroded, and soon enough they'll be completely gone.

I have to say, the image you've chosen is appropriate... I really am considering throwing in the towel, especially with that insultingly unoriginal and nearly useless 11 point prot talent.

Dallanna 08/03/2009, 08:09  

it hurts to try and think how they could possibly see these things as good.

It really does.

I need to sleep more.

Anonymous 09/03/2009, 17:16  

This is why I never PvP except for Wintergrasp.

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