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12-17-2008 @ 6:06PM
Sorry but you are not a very good player or your group is VERY bad. Tanked all heroics in Wrath easily as a bear. My main spec is resto and my main group I run with has a bear for tank. ZERO, nil, nada, zilch issues in healing him. And no we are in ordinary gear nothing crazy, geared up levelling to 80.I am afraid to say that this type of article is inflammatory and basically gives bad players an excuse to blame something other than themselves.The problem is you are asking the wrong questions. The question (yes there is only one that needs to be asked) you need to ask is this, Is it the class or me? The true answer in this case is YOU. It is not the class Now don't get me wrong, I am not lol'ing at my l33tness over you or any teenage crap like that but seriously you have to spec right for a tank, get appropriate gear (which by the way dungeon blues and the lvl 78 crafted stuff suffices to start with) enchant it right and then read the tooltips on a few abilities and get your group to act as a team.The few dungeons you desribed are tricky like the trash in Nerub but really the tank doesn't have to tank the lot. You have DPS for a reason and I am hoping your healer can heal more than 1 target. Holding AOE aggro as a bear is insanely easy and the threat/damage they put out is crazy. Use the tools at your diposal and YOU will be fine. READ THE TOOLTIPS.Even with the nerfs bear tanking has never had it better and from a very experenced resto's point of view I will heal a bear any day of the week and twice on Sundays. The bears are hard to heal comment is WRONG, so wrong you should hang your head in shame.Posts like this are dangerous FUD for people not fully experienced in the game. You as a writer should show more sense and restraint than to merely say "wow i had trouble tanking so the class sux". To semi quote a quality wow site you really cannot sit there and say my palli friend sux at wow but he can tank great, I suck at wow but can't as a bear, this is unbalanced - for equal levels of personal suck we should perform equally.It doesn't work like that. And you know it or should. If you don't you have no right in writing articles about class mechanics or perceived issues.For all aspiring bears out there this article is wrong. Bear tanks are as good as any 5 man tank in the game. Go play your fuzzy with pride. Any healer with half a brain will be happy to stand behing that big butt with the knowlede that everything will be OK.
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