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12-16-2008 @ 10:28PM
My problem was not really AOE tanking, though it is a challenge. My problem is that I have a lot of warriors in my guild who have leveled as protection. I was main tank as I was 80 and the warrior I was helping in Gundrak was 75. He was pulling aggro on me. It got so bad, I just let him tank. Thunderclap and Shockwave seem to put out far more threat then I can. It's a bad day when a 75 warrior can pull aggro on an epic geared level 80 tank. That should not happen. I hope this change helps with that.
12-17-2008 @ 4:40AM
That sounds bad, as a 77 warrior I had a bad run last weekend where there was a 75 warrior in that who was spec'd protection and wanted to tank too. The problem there was he was happy to pull aggro, he wanted to tank, but if mobs were spread out all over the place due to it then he was also happy to leave the mess up to me :(Tanking is very twitchy I find, if a DPS pulls aggro I find it often causes loss of aggro on multiple mobs since I lose time to maintain it on others while I chase it down. People just don't seem to understand that though, and especially then fail to adapt to the situation by stopping DPS and/or repositioning themselves, hence its always the tanks fault...
12-17-2008 @ 11:45AM
Either you're really bad, or your guildmate was dpsing in defensive stance in dps gear.
12-17-2008 @ 1:54PM
Your problem there is that DPS warriors shouldn't be using high-threat abilities like Thunder Clap and Shockwave AT ALL. It defeats the purpose of playing a DPS role if you're doing everything you possibly can to gain aggro off the tank. If I were to leave Growl on auto-cast and pop Intimidate whenever the CD was up, you'd call me a huntard and boot me from the group, with good reason.Don't condone stupid DPSers by blaming yourself for their stupidity.
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