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3-06-2008 @ 10:28PM
I think another major factor in the tank shortage, rather than just the respecing, is the fact tanking requires you to have to take responsability.This comes mostly from leading the group, marking and knowing the instances, hell if your dps you can just roll up and hit stuff, if you die or take to much damage its not to much of a problem. I enjoy tanking as a feral druid as it is but even I feel the need for a break to dps or heal and getting out of having to lead a group and tell people what needs doing.
3-07-2008 @ 1:08PM
I think that's exactly right r.e. responsibility, actually. I was tanking last night in Blood Furnace (my current warrior is only 62) when, about halfway through, one of our dps people had to leave and the only person we could find was a prot pally. So, we invited him and I switched to dps/offtank mode (I'm arms specced). Anyway, I've never really just dpsed in an instance before and I was amazed at how much less intense it was. I was still marking all the targets (pally didn't want to), but suddenly my responsibility was just to "beat the crap out of the skull" and not really worry about anything else (though, I couldn't help myself and pulled some stuff off the healer a few times--the pally wasn't the most "mobile" of tanks...).I don't mean to belittle dps types since I'm sure that doing it *well* is pretty hard, but I found it to be a lot less responsibility than tanking (and focusing on one target is a lot easier than having to try to control 3 or 4). Fwiw, I was topping the damage meter most fights... MS, slam, slam, slam, execute. :D
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