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12-16-2008 @ 10:10PM
I was a bear tank for a long time, through BC, and up until my first few Wotlk instance runs. I changed up my spec to balance because I simply couldnt fit that roll of "20 minutes and out" in an instance run, as a bear tank. Sure, I can tank just fine, and even hold 4 mobs at a time, but I believe that the over abundance of AoE type DPS and Tanking has taken the "challenge" out of instance runs nowadays.I prefer to play a tank in a group where you CC a mob or two, and Focus-Fire them down. This new age of AoE everything is another example of "dumbing-down" the game. It requires ZERO SKILL compared the way things used to be. I miss those days. Fast action, teamwork, focus fire, cc, timing... all takes skill. This new AoE junk is for the birds.
12-17-2008 @ 4:40AM
Can't agree more, I've found my first dungeon now where just aoeing everything hasn't worked (Old Kingdom), and that is only because of caster mobs that cannot be pulled (if I was a death knight tank it would be another lol run).It actually hit me as a shock, the pug was bad anyway although my tanking that day didn't help (it was effectively over when the healer decided to afk and announce this just as I was pulling a group.... that is one pug I want to forget). But apart from that one where the casters seemed to be able to fire through (or over) walls the rest of it is ez mode.I'm plodding onto 80 here, but unless if all feels more challenging and involving at 80 I can't see myself finding enough to do to warrant the subscription.
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