New 4.1 PTR Patch Update

New 4.1 PTR update and still nothing new for Retribution.  I think it is safe to say the Word of Glory change is the extent of different playstyle we will see with Retribution Paladins that are specific to Patch 4.1. You can see the updated 4.1 PTR Notes here: Patch 4.1 PTR Notes I’ll have […]

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Bye bye new website theme.  Thank you to everyone who gave me constructive (and not-so-constructive feedback).  While behind the scenes, the layout did some good things, it also did some not so good things as well. Every now and then, you will see me trying new things with the website.  Part of this is testing […]

What Would You Pay for Guild Transfer?

Blizzard recently announced they will be offering guild transfers as a paid feature in the future.  This is a pretty big service being added, and I know a ton pf players are going to be happy.  This had to be coming, because with guild reputation and rewards, there had to be a way to keep […]

Retribution Hybrid Healing Nerfs?

From the question and answer session regarding PvP, a question came up about hybrids losing some of their healing efficiency, while pure DPS classes (Rogues/Warlocks) still had strong self-heals. Here was the quote: [Source] Q: The healing abilities of hybrid classes are being severely limited (eg. Retribution Paladin, Shadow Priest). Compared to this why do […]

Retribution Paladins New Web Layout

Just wanted to let everyone know I am testing a new website layout (obviously). While this is a bit different than my old format, I am trying to make information easier to sort through, as well as not have such a long (tall) home page. There are still a few tweaks to hammer out, so […]

Retribution Paladin Best Gear

Best gear for Retribution Paladins.  While a best-in-slot gear list is still in the works, I am now creating a best gear list for Ret Paladins in terms of end-game raiding.  I already have lists for pre-raiding, but now we venture to creating a gear list that focuses primarily on raid-earned gear. Also, this list […]

How Much DPS for Ret Paladins in 5-Mans?

How much DPS should I be putting out in 5-man heroics?  I can’t tell you how many times I see this questions asked.  The easy answer is to just lay out some numbers.  The harder, and more accurate numbers are going to come from measurement of gear and skill.  By the way, how’s that new […]

New Guild, New Name

After five great years with my guild, I finally came to the realization that I just wasn’t seeing eye to eye with our raiding atmosphere any longer.  I put two strong months of Cataclysm raiding in as a Holy Paladin, though I never got to set foot in a raid instance as Retribution.  For a guy running […]

The Art of Undercutting

I recently came across an interesting forums thread on MMO-Champion today, and it got me thinking about my own undercutting practices in the auction house.  While this guy doesn’t seem to have a solid plan in place for working the auction house, many players do, and I’ve noticed many different strategies in terms of auction […]

No News is Good News?

So far, we have escaped the preliminary rounds of Patch 4.1 relatively unscathed. No major changes, nothing groundbreaking in terms of DPS and damage. Is this a good or bad thing? I’m not really sure, but it seems Blizz may be reasonably content with the changes they gave us in Patch 4.0.6. I realize Patch […]