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8-21-2008 @ 9:43PM
Pretty weak article, honestly. Considering tanking is the main point of this column, i would think you would have put some more effort into talking about it. Maybe covering the fact that different actions cause different amounts of aggro? Healing aggro is 1 threat for ever 2 healing done, unless your a paladin, where its 1 threat for ever 4 healing done? Instead, you give a bare minimum outline about what aggro is... weak
8-21-2008 @ 10:13PM
"Weak" only from someone experienced with the background mechanics of the game; I remember back to when I started playing WoW, my first MMO, and this would have saved me a lot of grief.Yes, Mike talks about how other classes can dump aggro, but successful tanking is a two-way street; a tank generating enough threat to hold the mob, and his companions knowing how to help him do that.And by the way, Cousin Crowd Control is just fine sitting at the kids' table, watching the tank get bum-rushed... they'll learn to love us sooner or later. :)
8-21-2008 @ 10:16PM
I agree. Maybe explain the little comment about pallies not liking CC (not exactly true, but I will accept you little nod at consecrate). Maybe explain base threat, threat generation, or maybe even go over the main 3 tank classes differences in threat generation, main moves, white damage versus yellow, Swipe, Cleave, initial aggro, threat per second, initial threat generation, SOMETHING. My wife, the warlock, knows more about threat than this.
8-22-2008 @ 9:40AM
Both sides here have valid points. Perhaps you would both be satisfied to call the post "intro to aggro"?
8-22-2008 @ 1:30PM
I think it's pretty weak too. While, it does give some good introductory info, the whole article pretty much boils down to "Don't aggro if you're not a tank". Some crucial information (like it takes 130% threat to pull aggro at range and 110% to pull threat at meelee) would be nice to have. An explanation of how healing aggro works (ie distributed across all mobs) would also be good, as I've ran into more than 1 player that didn't understand why the tank had to attack and hold aggro on more than 1 mob. Extra links to wowwiki would be good here.
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