Retribution Paladins Cataclysm – Day 4

Ding, 85!  It didn’t take much effort yesterday to cruise to 85.  I had barely begun to quest in Twilight Highlands before I hit the 85 mark, and I went straight back to Stormwind to start my gearing process. Now begins the fun of daily dungeons, reputation farming, and profession building.  Congrats to all the […]

Retribution Paladins Cataclysm – Day 3

Cataclysm Day 3 was very entertaining.  I had made my way to Uldum, and the whole Harrison Jones theme was pure awesome!  However, due to what I assume is extreme exhaustion, I fell asleep on the floor after giving my 3 month old a bottle and putting him in his crib.  My wife woke me […]

Retribution Paladins Cataclysm – Day 2

Cataclysm has impressed me tremendously so far, and day 2 was no exception.  I wrapped up Deepholme, ventured into Stonecore, made more gear changes, and got an intro to what may be my favorite Cataclysm zone: Uldum. As my gear has gotten better, so has my DPS and survivability.  I didn’t quite climb into 84 […]

Cataclysm First Impressions

My first day in Cataclysm is over and I am very impressed with everything so far!  I made it to level 83, which is pretty good considering I was only on for half the day.  As I logged on for my evening gameplay, I started to see server firsts for reaching 85…crazy! I am going […]

Leveling and Gear Replacement

With Cataclysm leveling, when is the appropriate time to replace my gear?  I worked really damn hard to get my gear where it is, and I would hate to have it replaced by green quality gear! Guess what?  For those of us that have been around since vanilla WoW, this is the third go-round in […]

Stat Priorities – Leveling to 85

One thing in Cataclysm that will be different between leveling and end game content is stat priority for Retribution Paladins.  At level 80, we were used to hoarding as much hit and expertise as we could for caps, followed by critical strike, and then haste. Well, for leveling 80 to 85, much as it is for […]

25 Quests for Cataclysm

I have had several requests for the specific list of the 25 quests I am completing to turn in once Cataclysm goes live.  An email from AB convinced me to get this list out to you guys, even if Cata is only a few days away! Keep in mind this is not for optimal experience […]

Retribution Paladins in Cataclysm

All of your Cataclysm Retribution Paladin information can be found right here!  I have compiled everything I could from this site into one post, so you guys can take this Ret Paladin information with you into Cataclysm! I have updated every single one of my main pages involving Ret Paladin information for Cataclysm gameplay.  Most […]

Cataclysm Leveling Guide Preview

Retribution leveling is one of the most entertaining aspects of PvE gameplay, at least from this Ret Paladin’s point of view.  I have done a leveling guide for levels 1 through 80 for the WotLK expansion, and now Cataclysm has changed everything. The leveling experience is brand new, the quests are different, NPCs have relocated, […]

Gilneas Reputation Pre-Cataclysm

We now have access to the Gilneas reputation, or for those less familiar with that name, the Worgen reputation.  Everyone starts at 0/3000 Neutral reputation, and must work their way up.  It’s pretty awesome to see all the Alliance Worgen spread throughout Azeroth, and I can’t wait to have them fully imbedded into our world […]