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7-31-2008 @ 6:15PM
I dont want to sound like the jealous warrior cutting himself in a dark corner. But with the removal of crushing blows on the horizon dark memories come back :(. Back in the day when BC was fresh we did stuff like Maulgar and Kazzak and both HAD to be tanked by a druid because they had the edge due to their enormous scaling(and aggro gen.) which warriors could not compete with at that times. It took quite some time and spell damage heavy bosses to bring warriors back to their pre BC spot.With some additional fixes to protection being the only maintank is NOT the right thing and i'm glad blizzard tries to balance all 4 tanks as much as possible.But the sheer amount of stats and armor is just one huge advantage over paladin / warrior tanks that i'm a bit afraid losing my initial tankspot in both random and private groups[healer: "Well, the druid might take more damage but he's easier to heal, could you please step down and let him tank it, Mr. Warriortank, thanks"] until gears makes us equal to druids again.Another point is the niches blizzard is trying to choose for the different tanks, i hate the style blizzard is choosing for us. I despise the idea of an avoidance tank and i did always prefer the mitigating and surviving tank rather than the monkey-donkey. Yeah, warriors didnt have much choice between avoidance and mitigation back at 60 but i tried as much as possible. I didn't like the idea of a mitigation vs avoidance tank when BC hit and i will certainly dislike the idea of an even extremer mitigation vs avoidance tank with WOTLK.
8-01-2008 @ 8:53AM
have no fear luds blizzard has anticipated your fear and in turn is nerfing the us itemization wise accordingly. While warriors will get a brand new set of gear to help them at the start of WOTLK because the way you tank is changing.Druids on the other hand are going to have a fun filled time sharing itemization points with rogues. They are also doing their best to make sure that we will have to chose between bear and cat while fury warriors will be able to tank just as well as us. So lay your fears to rest about losing your spot blizzard has made sure feral druids get screwed really early this time so your spot is safe and guaranteed.
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