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5-16-2008 @ 11:36AM
ok, so yes, you need to maximize your dps... and your pet, yes you need to keep it healed... and your traps, yes they have a longer cooldown than they last... however...a) clever traps... learn it.b) get omen, work out a rotation of your abilities with maximum damage output... dps until your just below the tank in threat... job done.c) Your traps... you have a specific length of time until they fail... you should know when they're about to and you can focus on being ready to kite then trap them again.Though this isn't usually a problem since with hunters i tend to only ask them to do it once, because i always take a mage with me... this allows me to cc 2 mobs, nuke one during trap time then be ready to pick up that mob and add it to the group i'm tanking.Though good chain trapping is always welcome, i'm usually confronted by a hunter who's still dpsing whilst being charged down and about to be hit in the back of the head by the mob they trapped if i ask for that.d) As for your pet stealing agro... as long as he's attacking the right target this will rarely if ever happen... well, with a good tank... and if he does get agro, the tank will get it back again within seconds.There are alot of pets i've just left to die because i got sick and tired of hunters trying to off tank mobs instead of focusing on the marked targets (even when i told them repeatedly).And yes, your job is the easiest in the game... all you need do is focus on your threat meter, attacking and remember your trap timers... i need to focus on everything and everyone, so does the healer.Though i will admit in a very good group tanking isn't that hard. What makes tanking hard is the unexpected and stupid mistakes made by others...And nah, you don't seem like a huntard timothy... your reply was well thought out and intelligible... and you didn't call me a noob once :pgz
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