I'm sure i'm a ripple in the chaotic maelstrom that is complaints about ret changes, but if I don't complain I'll regret it if these glaring issues aren't fixed soon. That's right, fixed.
Idk what the blizzard number crunchers think balancing is, but we were already underpowered compared to mages and dps warriors. Now it seems like our trusted reliable hard hitting melee attacks have been replaced by foam therapy bats. My Crusader Strike (2nd highest dps ability pre 4.0.3) should be renamed to something feeble like Nerd Slap, as I've yet to see it enter the quintuple digits (which was commonplace pre-4.0.3). Templar's Verdict has gotten about a 25% damage nerf; I rarely see it land for over 20k. There's no reason for this; ret was hardly OP in PvE. And to top it all off, Exorcism received a 50% damage buff?
CS = 40%+ nerf?
TV = 25%+ nerf?
Exo = better than a 3 point TV? -.-
Before 4.0 went live Blizzard developers said that they wanted to make ret more rotation based and less FCFS...um did they just decide to throw that out the window? Cause all i see ret as now is a latency based RNG class; "rng" being 50ft concrete letters.
Yes, this is the same complaint that is on the Paladin forums. I just wanted to expand the demographic and get some non-paladin opinions.