The Light and How to Swing It: Observing retribution on the Mists beta

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Well, comrades in arms, as the old Azerothian saying goes, the squeaky player gets the beta invite. I’d like to think my sobbing in coffee shops and passionate diatribes secured me a spot in the Jade Forest, where I can run around in the beautiful scenery competing with dozens of other players trying to tag one of the three quest mobs that respawns every six days, but I must admit to myself that I’m no more special than the 99,999 other players who received invites at the same time.

In short, I got into the beta. We’ve already been over what we expect to see when the mists part, but experiencing it firsthand is something else entirely.

The silent filler

One of the first things I noticed after rebuilding all of my macros and assigning keybinds was how disjointed the rotation felt when I was smacking the collection of wild creatures grazing around the outskirts of Dawn’s Blossom. Judgment on the pull, Crusader Strike when in melee range, Hammer of Wrath under 20%, Templar’s Verdict at 3 holy power … but something was off. As it turns out, I had forgotten about Exorcism.

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