August 31, 2010

The Mana Nerf

Blizzard decided to throw a giant mana nerf at us in Catcalysm in the latest beta build... making Divine Plea only restore 10% mana and putting it on a 2 minute cooldown.

We also have illumination completely removed from our talent tree... which is a very bold move considering the backlash of it being nerfed over and over again during the past expansions.

Just judging by the size and amount of nerfs on my Cataclysm changes list I'm more than a little worried. The amount of buffs/changes to talents and baseline abilities is impressive, yes, but they've literally taken everything that WAS a holy paladin and extinguished it from the game. I really hope Blizzard knows what they're doing. I'm all for learning my class again... but completely shifting the way you play into something entirely different might drive people away.

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