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7-11-2008 @ 2:00PM
I agree 100%. This isn't about QQ, it's about reality. Protection warriors just don't offer anything but the ability to tank ONE target. They can't DPS, they certainly can't heal, they offer no buffs or debuffs (that can't be applied by a DPS warrior) and in an instance where you need all classes to be flexible, a protection warrior just doesn't pull his weight.With the expansion we are getting ANOTHER tanking class, and people need to ask themselves, when was the last time you took 4 tanks on a RAID? With 4 classes that can spec as tank, you're not going to have room to take one from each class with you to be 'fair'.You'll have to make choices based on which classes can do the most when NOT tanking, or provide the greatest variety of tanking abilities. Druids, with their superior talent trees can spec feral/combat and go DPS with a gear switch. So that leaves the paladin, death knight and warrrior. The death knight is the new 'magic boss' tank since there will be no new resist gear sets. The paladin is the only effective AOE tank. This leaves the prot warrior without much of a job.Will prot warriors be tanking in the expansion? Of course. However, it will only be in guilds where the prot warrior is the guild master and/or in guilds where the prot warrior has been around so long that it would cause drama to ask them to step aside. In new guilds you will see prot warriors have a greatly reduced role, and I expect to see a lot of out of work prot warriors in the future.Let's just say I have parked by prot warrior and an rolling death knight the first chance I get. I can see the writing on the wall.
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