When it comes to Tanks in Solo Shuffle, Protection Paladins have a distinct advantage due to the potency of their off-healing. Our current plan is to have Protection Paladins only match up against other Protection Paladins, while other Tanks can square off against each other.
This was from Desvin in the community council forums this past week. It’s interesting because:
- I think Solo Que is already forcing the design team to look at areas that are going to cause problems and make adjustments. Ideally, this will force them to be more thoughtful about PVP in the future.
- This is absolutely the right call, and I applaud the Dev team for pointing it out.
- It’s the sort of thing those of us who’ve been advocating for solo queue have been saying for awhile now - you can make changes to instanced PVP that makes it a lot more fun and engaging.
Any time you suggest something akin to this Prot Pally change, people either say it can’t be done, or the idea is stupid. But here we are, with the team working on this doing the right thing with (heretofore) no problems.
This is very welcome news both on it’s face, and what it implies about the thought process from the team working on Solo Queue. This is great news for the future of PVP in WoW.