Hey folks. Its been almost a week since the loadouts feature went live and I was curious as to everyone's impressions of them. Personally, I do appreciate the versatility they can provide during runs and since I've been a healadin since the paladin class was introduced, I was very excited to switch roles and get a feel for how the other half of the pally class lived. Suffice to say, I was impressed. The tree felt very powerful when running solo (haven't run it in a group yet but plan to) and I found myself having to do less of a 'battle dance' as a Protection paladin given all the 'protection' it provides the user. Between the enormous Temp HPs provided by TW, the shieldings of BO and absolution, the little bit of extra DR from Divine call, and the power of shielding strike, I felt I didn't need to dance around the target and could just hack away until they died. I can't wait to see how I hold threat in a group environment though I might need to make some additional adjustments to my boons as my defense still seems fairly low at 7.5K.
Now with all that said, I still plan on primarily "maining" as a Devo given that I feel more familar with playing as a Healadin. I'm still in love with seeing green numbers and slowly watching my enemies melt under the holy fire of Burning Guidance and Healing Warmth, but do think I have a much better appreciation for the strength of my protection brothers and sisters now that the loadouts are available.
So what are your thoughts? Do you enjoy the feature? Do you hate it? Have you spent any time playing in the 'other' role of our class? Would also welcome any advice from veterans from either the Protection or Devotion pation and their impressions.
House Miliskeera in exile (NW)
Sereska Miliskeera, Lvl 70 OP - Devotion (Just.)/Protection (Just.)
Shizlee Miliskeera, Lvl 70 DC - Divine Oracle (Right.)/Anoited Champion (Faith.)
Finithey Miliskeera, Lvl 70 HR - Stormwarden (Combat)/Pathfinder (Trapper)
Maya Sik-Miliskeera, Lvl 70 CW - Spellstorm
Irae Sik-Miliskeera, Lvl 70 TR - Master Inflitrator
Member - Houseclan t'Charvon (STO)
Shiarrael e'Tal'Aura t'Charvon, LvL 60, Rom Sci
S'aana ir'Virinat t'Charvon, Lvl 60, Rom Eng
T'Lyra, LvL 60, Fed, Vul Sci
Ta'el, Lvl 60, Rom Tac