Hello and thank you for taking time to read my very first post on these forums. I appreciate your time and thank you for any help you can offer in resolving my current issue.
I believe first however a bit of introduction is in order. I have played shadow priest since early bc and have enjoyed every second of it. I always bagged on and hated on ret pallys for what they did to my priest. I dispised the pally class as being simple and faceroll.
Now that i have fully leveled an 80 pally on a pvp server i have found a few things, some suprised me, some did not.
My first suprise came in the form of "cooldowns" for ret pallys. Surprisingly enough ret pallys actually do have a decent number of cooldowns to manage and they all come off cooldown at the same exact time.. this i actually find "for now" to be a more difficult rotation than my shadow priest. because the skills dont really line themselves up for you nice and neat.. shadow priests rotations really flow well when done right.. and feel very natural.. ret pally rotation feels like bumper cars at the fair.. everything is slamming into everything else and your slamming buttons to keep up.
So i must say.. that suprised me and is more complex than i had imagined.
Now on the other hand.. there really is nothing you can do on a ret that will effect your dps to terribly.. as long as your pressing buttons.. your doing good damage.. this is in complete contrast to the shadow priest. as a shadow priest needs near perfect rotation just to break even.
so those are the things i have learned.. the ret is by far the most forgiving class i have ever seen in terms of rotation.. however it does seem a great amount of experience is needed to draw the most from the class.
So i must apologize to all the ret community for underestimating your classes complexity.
Now onto my question.
At the current moment my screen looks like this.
i have macros that use modifiers for my judgements allowing me to use all judgments with 1 button+either shift,alt,or control the same goes for my seals.
and as you can tell im all over the place with my ui and also keybinds..
for example my concecrate is the tild button.. but my crusader strike is 2.. my judge is three.. exorsism is middle mouse button down..
my abilities are spread all over.. this of course makes cooldown watching more difficult..
i guess my question is... can anyone look at this screenshot and tell me if im overcomplicating things? or simply over binding things..
maybe you can provide a few examples of mods or ui changes or even macros that will make my ret life a little less cluttered..
thank you for your time.