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3-21-2007 @ 1:11PM
I think pinning this on Warriors, or even tanks in general, does not accurately reflect what's going on. I think the thing that causes wipes should be termed 'a failure to control aggro.'Tanking is a team sport. It can be only practiced in groups. And, more than just the tank learned how to get and control aggro, it also involves other party members learning how to leave aggro on the tank.The first shot into a group gets the aggro from a group. So, if anyone other than a hunter or the MT pull a pack and get pounded, that is not the tank's fault.If a dps class is used to going full out while soloing and then tries to continue to go all out in parties, it's easy to blame the tank for failing to hold aggro. Any experienced player knows that tanks cannot keep up with a dps class going all out. The dps guy needs to dial it back a step. Yet, often, the tank takes the blame for this.PUGs will often not use focus fire (everyone targets and downs the same target). Then, the tank has to keep grabbing different targets, rotating aggro between them. The tank cannot consistently build aggro on one target, and then people want to say the tank cannot hold aggro. That's riduculous! Tanking/controlling aggro is a team sport. Before blaming the tank for not being able to hold aggro, take a look at what other people are doing. As often as not, they have created a situation where the tank could not hold aggro no matter how good they are. Everyone has to work together to control aggro.
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