I need some input from you guys, and I am hoping a few of these topics may help some other players as well. It is always great to hear viewpoints from other players, so let’s see what everyone has to say.
Since Cataclysm has launched, we have been sorting through all kinds of crazy new content, some that is awesome, and others that make you want to bang your head against a wall.
Personally, I have found my happy medium, with even heroics becoming a non-issue…at least during guild runs. My DPS is satisfactory, and I feel I am close to being ready to start raiding (I probably was there last week, but oh well).
Here are the subjects I would like some input on, and we can toss around some discussion in the comments here:
Tol Barad Balance Issues
It would seem that Tol Barad defense has an overwhelming advantage, and it takes a superhuman effort to take over Tol Barad from the opposing faction.
On my server, we (Alliance) held TB for almost 4 days straight. Now Horde has control after a wee morning hours take-over, and has held onto it for 2 days solid.
The major issue lies in taking over 3 objectives at once as the assaulting team is very, very difficult, when all the enemy has to do is amass on one objective to keep you from taking over. So long as they clump up on one objective, it’s pretty hard to wrestle it from their grasp.
In terms of balancing this out, I’m not really sure where to start…but it does seem pretty clear defense has an overwhelming advantage in Tol Barad’s current state. Thoughts? Or has anyone seen different?
DPS with Average 346 Item Level
My DPS has been very satisfactory as gear continues to build. Heroic boss fights in 5-mans are now hovering in the 10k+ range, and I have seen logs of other Retribution Paladins pushing 13 to 14k.
The question for me isn’t can we do competitive single target DPS…my question is more intricate, and I’d love to know how much Mastery is being stacked for you guys topping 10k DPS?
I am hit and expertise capped, with focus on crit and haste (in that order). Mastery is the stat being reforged into others as needed, but I am curious how much Mastery Rating you guys are using at that 10k to 14k DPS level.
Seal of Righteousness
After some extensive testing in PvE environments and dungeon runs, most of you who visit this site know my disdain for Seal of Righteousness. Now, I have had a chance to test it in PvP, and it is simply awful. It’s like trying to stop a tank with a pellet gun.
Seal of Righteousness needs an overhaul in my opinion, simply dishing out more damage to remain a competitive seal. As of right now, Seal of Truth is the everything seal of choice, hands down.
If there are any other issues you guys have, feel free to make note of them in the comments below. Thanks in advance for your time and input!