Thursday, March 19, 2009

Running On Empty

I've had a bit of writer's block lately. In trying to avoid whining about Seal of the Martyr recoil killing us all and Spiritual Attunement being yanked from baseline abilities (and the subsequent death of off-spec tanking), I'm at a loss as to what to write about. Other than ascending to the status of uber-paladin, acquiring all my best in slot armor, and achieving 5k damage on Patchwerk, I've achieved most of what I set out to do, both blog-wise and game-wise.

  • I finished the Glory of the Raider achievement through a combo of pick-ups and off-hours guild runs.

  • I've maintained my ret FAQ to the best of my ability.

  • I created some semi-useful gear lists for aspiring ret paladins.

  • I lead a PUG raid through Naxx-25 and cleared it out.

  • I've tanked or DPS'ed just about every encounter in this expansion.

So, now I turn to you, the reader. What do you want to hear about? What would you love to see me write about? I need some direction, because the only thing on my mind right now is a lovely image of a cooked crab in response to Ghostcrawler's recent tidings of retribution changes.

So, talk to me, people. I don't want this to turn into me whining about changes the developers put on the PTR. What do you want to read about? Leave your requests in comments or send them via e-mail.


Tego said...

Holy or Prot what should a raiding retadin (no interest in serious pvp) dual spec for

Josh said...

That's purely subjective, Tego. Which do you like doing better? What does your raid need more?

I'm going ret/prot, since I respec tank a lot and I dislike healing.

Nibuca said...

Actual up-to-date Pawn scale from a source I trust.
Which would lead to me making better choices on my Ret pally about gearing.

How 3.1 changes Ret rotations.. are the rotations the same on boss and trash?

When to Hand of Salvation..and who to use it on.

Blizz is slimming down the Ret tree to give Ret the option to spec into other trees (...) What are the available options.. why would you choose them?

When to aura.. are there specific auras that are useful for specific fights? Which ones?

Dual spec isn't the only way.. is it possible to strap on your healing set and heal while still spec'd as Ret? What does a Ret healer gain over a Holy healer?

What about Ret tanking? W/o the mana regen it may be more difficult.. but will it -really- become impossible for Ret to tank Heroics?


Kshatriya said...

In a list of "upcoming posts" you put up a while back, you'd said something about doing a list of best-in-slot gear from heroics and 10 mans. I'm still eagerly awaiting that. Not only will it be great for ret pallies who don't have access to 25 man content, I'm sure there are a lot of prot or holy paladins out there who, like myself, are running 25 man content but have an easier time picking up offspec gear from 10 mans and would like to put together the best ret set they can from that - especially with dual specs right around the corner.

Anonymous said...

I'll handle the ranting against ghostcrawler end of things :P why dont you tell us how your raids go and so on?