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Pluuf
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Hey all,

I've been on this forum, on and off about which class I want to play. I've made posts about Warlocks, Hunters, Paladins and maybe even Warrior for a while, but I've finally (think I) settled on Paladin. Retribution Paladin to be exact. I love the fantasy of the Ret Paladin, but the stigma on the forums (not this forum however, you guys are chill) has been what's keeping me back. My main used to be Ret back in the day, I was either young and naive and never noticed people didn't like Ret Paladins or the stigma wasn't around back then.

I decided for Classic that this is what I'm going to roll, and since I'm going to roll EU RPPVP (Zandalar Tribe, represent!) I hope/expect to run into more mature people that aren't as focused on optimalisation/minmaxing and will leave me be.

Not really a question, not really a discussion, not really a point other then: Follow the light brothers!

Cheers,
Pluuf

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Topic starter Posted : 16/08/2019 2:21 am
s1atan
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Well, you have definitely bumpy road ahead of you, but if you can pull it of, I don't see why not. Just do not expect to be easy and you probably would have to improvise. God speed!

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Posted : 16/08/2019 2:34 am
lewhop
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I wouldn't let the stigma get in your way, play what you would truly enjoy playing. Pick what you want and have fun! Screw the min-maxing gaming mentality of 2019.

I think picking an RP-PvP realm would still be a wise choice though! Playing on RP-PvP in the past I'd say you will meet more like-minded people there. You should make a paladin only guild/brotherhood LoL

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Posted : 16/08/2019 2:42 am
Pluuf
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lewhop that's a great idea! A friend of mine is picking Priest so we can even extend to other lights worshippers and organise crusades on Horde cities Cool

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Topic starter Posted : 16/08/2019 2:47 am
daisyKutter
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I would love to play on a RP server but all my friends are gonna roll on a PvE one, so maybe I make an alt over the EU RP server to see. Hell maybe I roll Alliance to see things from the other side of the fence. So many options..

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Posted : 16/08/2019 3:28 am
Vlostek
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Any healing class can play dps, but you should sill take into consideration healing in dungeons/raids. You can heal with ret, especially if you go for a 20/0/31. All you need is int (and maybe some +healing).

In dungeons you can get away with doing dps, raids not so much.

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Posted : 16/08/2019 3:32 am
Uncle Ganus McAnus
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Follow the light brothers!

Cheers,
Pluuf

By the https://classic.wowhead.com/item=15977/vital-orb of https://classic.wowhead.com/npc=3659/jorb , I say ! That's the https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=23797/spirit , Puuff boy !! https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=3636/bring-the-light on and show these bastards how it's done !!!

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Posted : 16/08/2019 3:43 am
Pluuf
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Thanks for the kind words Ganus, together we shall Purge the heathens brand from our lands!

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Topic starter Posted : 16/08/2019 5:50 am
couchatron
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You SHOULD do it and you SHOULDN'T waver on your decision just because some people have a stigma. You probably won't get as much flakk on an RP-PvP server as you would a pve/pvp server, which is good.

I 100% support this decision!

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Posted : 16/08/2019 6:25 am
Tamul Brokenhoof
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We, the Orc People will show https://ptr.wowhead.com/spell=82673 against the https://ptr.wowhead.com/quest=52955/tyranny-of-the-light , your reign is over.
We will Wipeout! every single one of you until the last https://ptr.wowhead.com/achievement=6928/burning-man fall into the ground.

/spit

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Posted : 16/08/2019 6:27 am
vmtoivon
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Hey folks!

To OP: absolutely you should play what you want, especially if you going for RP-PvP server. Me and my friend are planning on rolling dwarven characters to have racial RP there. Of course it's not a downside that dwarven race traits also fit our class and we aren't making too much of a hipster build either, but I really don't understand why people should expect min-max mentality from others. Diversity is fun!

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Posted : 16/08/2019 6:51 am
Nyxt
 Nyxt
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Play a class and spec you like thats what its all about!
Enjoying your time and having fun!

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Posted : 16/08/2019 6:55 am
Azelkith (Knoxtane)
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Play a class and spec you like thats what its all about!
Enjoying your time and having fun!

THIS! I plan to play classic my way..not the way of anyone else.

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Posted : 16/08/2019 6:58 am
Vlostek
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It’s fine to play what you want, just don’t expect too much from the endgame pve side of the game.

Endgame pve is a team effort; the effort being to clear the raid, not to carry sub-optimal dps specs.

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Posted : 16/08/2019 7:42 am
Justbe
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I mained both a druid and paladin throughout vanilla. Mainly played druid but had a paladin alt that I played more heavily in TBC and WotLK.

The vanilla paladin is so vastly different from TBC and WotLK iterations of it.

I thought I wanted to roll a paladin as well because I love the class fantasy and being an unkillable holy warrior is cool.

But I played on a couple different private servers to try it out to make sure I didn't waste my time to 60 on live classic.

Boy am I glad I did that. I rolled on an instance 60 pserver and end game paladin just was not for me. Even leveling a paladin was not for me. I admit it definitely can be fun pulling a bunch of mobs and seeing if you can survive the fight. But overall it's just too boring for me.

I would advise you do the same, unless you are 100% certain this is the class you want then all the power to you. But I know if I played a paladin to 60 and had that be my end game I might be a little miffed that I wasted my time.

It's druid for me all the way baby.

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Posted : 16/08/2019 7:57 am
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