Two part post today.
WAR. So I’m reading the forums on Warhammer Alliance. (I think it’s a huge mistake not to have official forums.) Some poster is complaining that he’s played all the classes to level 10 and none of them appealed to him. What was he doing wrong? Some guy wrote back and said “Forget PvE. If you’re here for PvE you will be disappointed. Forget the Scenarios. This is about RvR and if you aren’t out in open RvR and loving it, this game isn’t for you. WAR is for PvPers. Deal with that or leave.” I’m paraphrasing, but the gist was WAR is purely a PvP game and don’t expect anything else from it or you’ll be disappointed.
Well. That means my wife will grow to dislike it soon enough if that’s true. She’s a big PvEr. And, yes, she has a LotRO account as well. She and I are enjoying the PvE aspects of WAR. And when she logs off for the night I’ll hop into the Scenarios and accomplish the occasional RvR lake quests. Being a fan of the scenario’s I suppose I’m part of the problem too. I’m treating the Scenarios as farmable/grindable content for progression xp and gear wise. But isn’t that what I’m supposed to be doing? That’s what they’re there for. Otherwise me alone versus a well formed gang of enemy sounds like zero fun.
Anyway, I seriously doubt Mythic would be shocked, “SHOCKED, I TELL YOU,” if they learned that a few people who’ve come over from WoW are interested in PvE content, solo content, and aren’t there for the RvR primarily. The RvR is a flavor, and not a bad one, but the meal is otherwise full of great graphics and content. (Salzenmund is incredible and I’ve only just now quested through it.) I’ll just go ahead and demand Masala and hope Cayenne isn’t all that’s on offer.
WoW Paladins. So, big complaint is they just got nerfed “to the ground” recently. Oh, really?
We’ve got a Paladin who’s gone Retribution. (The Pally tanks are on haitus, and the healers are on sabbatical.) A couple weeks back she, the toon’s female, of course, topped the Damage Output chart for our Mount Hyjal run. Most of the damage was Consecration, but white melee hits were in there too. Topped the chart. Over our hunters, our mages, everyone. This was like God’s own Wrath let loose in Mount Hyjal on the mobs and bosses.
But they just got hit with the nerf, from what I’ve read ’round the blogosphere. (Not playing a Pally at that level myself.) And after last night I demand Blizzard nerf me, an Elemental Shaman, in exactly the same way. (My damage output is WAY down in comparison to the Hunters and this Ret Paladin post-patch. My only saving grace is I’m beating the Warlock’s and keeping up with the Mages. But our group pales into insignificance compared to the damage output to the new Hunters and the new Ret Paladin.)
Anyway, last night this Paladin is not #1. Our Feral Druid doing decursing duty on Archimonde is. (Sweet.) The Paladin, however, is either #2 or #3. Most of the damage was white melee damage. It was consecration damage until we reached Archimonde himself.
So that confuses me. If they’re #1 in damage because of consecration I’m picturing this huge mana drain. But then they’re #1 with white melee damage on a single target and I guess they’re swinging some huge monsterous legendary weapon.
Her gear is perfectly ordinary. In fact a Fury Warrior wearing it where we’re going would have gotten sent packing. Vanquisher Leggings out of Heroic Mechanar. Doomplate Shoulders from someplace else. (Where was her +Int gear? I didn’t see any.) This is absolutely not Tier 4, much less Tier 5, gear. Then again, do the Paladins have a Retribution set in the Tier gear?
Anyway, this Paladin is rocking the damage charts and we’re doing all the bosses in Black Temple and Mount Hyjal (except the final ones yet), and she’s in perfectly ordinary gear. What shocked me was the amount of damage she did this last raid. And this is post nerf.
And I forget to mention, she also placed #4 on the healing done chart.
If Pally’s got nerfed I’m sure we’re all wanting some of that koolaide.