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Persuasion

January 27, 2009

I recently stumbled upon a new healy blog, I Like Bubbles! and today in my reader, I find this entry.  Go ahead and read it, I’ll wait.

For those of you that were lazy, the important thing to know about it is the quote from a WoW Insider post:

Where a Warrior’s Shield Slam looks and sounds like you have busted a skull open with your heavy shield and powerful blow, a Paladin’s Shield of Righteousness somewhat sparkles at an opponent threateningly, with an utter lack of aural flair.

Now, isn’t that enough to make you want to read the article posted at WI?  It made me want to read it.  And I have to say that it reminded me a lot of Gnomeageddon‘s post Why Druids Are Redundant.  Critiques on classes by members of another class are usually scathing and not complementary but these two happened to be pretty darn funny.  The comments on the WI post leave something to be desired, however.  There was a comment (that must have been deleted, since I can’t find it now) that stated: “As a friend once said: “Consecration is a fart joke in itself.”

There was everything from “Warriors get their hands dirty. Paladins shoo the dirt away with the pure and not dirty powers of light so they don’t get all icky.” to “When you’re ready for some real, honest to goodness, multi-mob tanking, threat generating, damage mitigating goodness and not some wussy sound and graphics, call your friendly, neighbourhood alliance tankadin.” and I really found myself going back and forth.  Yes, I had posted something just a few days ago about how I wasn’t sure which tank to play, but even just reading this silly post whose only point was basically to say, “Hammer of the Righteous sounds dumb” almost convinced me to dust off my poor neglected warrior and play her up to experience all the skull-busting awesomeness promised in the post.

I say almost because one of the things I love about paladins is consecrate and their AoE tanking goodness and I still want to play one.  But that nasty fart comment will ruin every consecration I might throw down.  Ugh.

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