Alright, well, apparently in 4.1 we're getting a few changes to our rotations as Ret. Word of Glory is now on a 20-second CD if you aren't holy. Kind of takes away from the Ret pally's survivability toolbox, but as it stands I don't think we really need that outside of an unfairly balanced PvP environment. We're damage dealers, not tanks, and with any luck we'll get some kind of buff or new talent to replace the now-nearly-worthless Selfless Healer. Now we'll have to think twice about it, which I'm not really sure is a bad thing. In other news, Divine Storm is getting [meta]-buffed, as it now grants one HP when it hits 4 or more targets. Which only makes sense, as DS and Crusader Strike share a CD, forcing you to choose between AoE and single-target attacks. This should be a nice boost to Ret DPS, especially in dungeons as players gear up and we're able to AoE a little more. My only question is why wasn't this already implemented, Blizz?
Now about healing.....I'm ooming all the time, even though I'm popping all my mana CDs, which keeps me on my toes, I suppose, but makes it hard for hard-headed tanks to realize that this isn't Wrath anymore. Unfortunately....both tanks and DPS don't realize that the healer now needs to drink, which expounds upon the problem of bone-headed DPS taking way too much damage, or forgetting to sheep, or AoE'ing CC'd targets, or what have you. I've been there as a DPS, it's not that hard to realize something is going to hurt you! They make it pretty clear!
So in summation...please don't stand on top of something that's smoking and rustling like it's going to stab at you. Don't stand in the huge purple circles of death. PLEASE don't attack the feared/sheeped/repented/what have you'd target.
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