#0 - 2010/09/04 06:42:05 AMKnowing that this is a Beta and understanding that nothing is set in stone and still being tweaked, nevertheless Blizzard is asking for feedback, so here is mine.
I am really unhappy with the way the Paladin is turning out so far. Not unhappy disappointed. Not unhappy in a meh sort of way. Unhappy in that I actually am beginning to *hate* the class now. That says a lot as I haven't made a lot of toons. I love paladins and picked it because it was a Paladin. I ran only a paladin for a very long time and only rolled a Priest because I just wanted to try something different for a bit, but my Paladin was my primary, first, and foremost toon.
I am by no stretch of the imagination a great player. But neither am I hopeless. I do research the class, listen to others who have more experience or who might have a better way of doing things. So I do make an effort.
My problem is that the Paladin in Cata Beta is coming across to me as horribly, terribly nerfed beyond reason. I'm wearing 83 gear, got the rotation not perfect, but not foolish either, and still manage horrid dps. That does say that I need to learn the rotation better. But it also says that maybe the rotation is too unforgiving. I recall a Blue saying that they did want to differentiate between 'good" players and the "best" players. That's fine. But this wide a gap can't be attributed to simply missing a button now and again. It seems that too many skills, attacks, spells, have been reduced so much that someone like me is unable to be useful in any kind of group setting.
I like that it does take some consideration to choose which spell to cast or attack to use. I don't want to go back to button mashing.
But perception is reality. And my perception, real or not, intended or not, is that the Paladin has been taken too far to the left, made too weak, made to nitpicky.
You asked for feedback. That's mine. Say I'm playing the character wrong. If this were the regular forums, it would be followed by fifty posts that would say "l2p" or something more insulting. But that's how I'm feeling. There you go. My thoughts on the matter.
It all seems to come down to that terrible Holy Power, mucking things up, along with a useless Divine Storm and Consecration. I don't like the idea of being carried, but when I'm barely out-dps'ing the tank, there's a problem.
There's my two copper. Do with it what you will.