May 08

Blizzard typically designs its raid zones in three different sizes: you’ve got the one- or two-boss zones, the half-a-dozen boss zones, and the raids with a dozen or so bosses – give or take.
And then, in this thread, Ghostcrawler says (emphasis mine)
…once we say “tanking niches” players have visions of the DK who parks [...]

May 08

Well, it’s been up for a few days now, and – restarts and server downtime and terrifying bugs aside – I’ve had a chance to put 3.2 through its paces. Some thoughts:

Isle of Conquest is great fun, although frantic and confusing at first. It’s a lot more fun when people aren’t just rushing to zerg [...]

May 08

With my “Tourist Guide” series I attempted to present a comprehensive guide to the Argent Tournament and their goings-on in Northrend, so let’s look at the new content coming in Patch 3.2.
This post is Part IV in the series, a guide to all the new content introduced in Patch 3.2. This includes a new quest [...]

May 08

I’ve been trying for several days to log into the PTR to do the last bits of research in preparation for my “New Argent Tournament Stuff in 3.2″ guide, and I’ve been unable. Looks like it’s a known issue; whether that means it’ll be a fixed issue any time soon is another matter.
More news as [...]

May 08

Blizzard have been unhappy about the state of holy paladins for a while now – apparently crit is “too strong” a stat for us, and they don’t like our distaste for mp5 – and as has been widely reported, 3.2 brings some pretty solid regen nerfs to the table for us. In return, they’re buffing [...]

May 08

Look, it’s a post! Yes, I know it’s not a pally post, but the 3.2-related stuff is still brewing.
4 July 09: Unfortunately this post has lost all its comments due to technical reasons.
Patch 3.2 brings with it WotLK’s long-awaited epic gems. The item names have been known ever since they were datamined during the [...]

May 08

Things are changing pretty fast for paladins at the moment. This is nothing like the huge revamp in 3.0.2, but there’s a lot to adjust to anyway.
From MMO-Champion, an update to the official patch notes and a list of undocumented changes.
General

Divine Plea can once again be dispelled.
Exorcism: Now can be used on any target and [...]

May 08

Here’s a quick roundup of the latest changes from the PTR. I don’t normally post ongoing changes, unless there’s something big for holy paladins, but this time around the news sources are overwhelmed with Ulduar data and the class changes are getting a lot less press. So here we go. (The source: MMO-Champion.)
The usual caveat: [...]

May 08

A few of the items I recommended in my Pre-Raid Healadin Gear Guide are seeing some changes next patch, and they’re worth looking at. (Source: this MMO-Champion thread.)

The best change, in my opinion: the Brilliant Titansteel Helm is being beefed up. Old version: 46 crit, 24 mp5, 108 spellpower. New version: 53 crit, 24 [...]

May 08

If you want to read all the details of Patch 3.0.8, check out this very comprehensive post on MMO Champion
These are the official paladin changes:

Avenging Wrath: Divine Shield, Divine Protection, and Hand of Protection, and Avenging Wrath cannot be used within 30 seconds of each other anymore. Forbearance removed from Avenging Wrath.
Divine Protection: The penalty [...]