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7-17-2009 @ 12:42AM
I can't really vouch for the other tanking classes but I for one have enjoyed tanking as a warrior in its current format. Why? Because you do have to think on your feet and adapt to the situation as the pull plays out sometimes. Lose and add? Taunt him back. Caster? Heroic Throw or Shield Bash him. It gives the fight more flavor and more challenge which I find enjoyable.Also I think what people tend to forget is a warrior tank has to rely on the abilities of his teammates to be effective as well. Remember CC? Sheep, Ice traps and all those other CC abilities it seems like hardly anyone uses anymore. Finally, mark the kill targets people! And DPS follow those targets! Skull and X at the very least. Us warriors can't AoE tank as well so help us help you. Going from one target to the next helps us keep aggro and will make things a lot easier on both you and your tank.Happy Hunting!
7-17-2009 @ 2:27PM
And that's part of the issue. Nobody wants to worry about a kill-order anymore. Everybody wants speed runs, no CC, all AoE, and since 3 out of 4 classes can build AE threat well, marking is frowned upon. Warriors can't front-load AE threat all that well, and explaining to others to hold back for 5 seconds doesn't work.AE threat is what wins at the moment. VoA: me and a bear, the bear basically tanks all the trash minus one-1. I tried my darndest to get a 2nd mob to stick on me, but the druid had it back in no time flat.If you look at it, what do groups wipe on? Trash. Yes, it's sad and sorry, but the deaths and all that happen because of trash, not the bosses. Even if we're great on single-boss fights, have actually impressive mobility if/when required, and several "Oh-Sh*t buttons," the overall utility of *all* the other tanking classes doesn't make warriors the "tank of choice".Heck, it gets worse if we want to tank lower content (non-heroics, BC raids, etc). I don't get rage, I *can't* build threat, because stuff doesn't hit me hard enough. Of course I could carry yet another tanking set (next to my EH, Avoidance, Threat sets) to address that, but why again am I the only class who has to do that?Don't get me wrong, I like tanking on the warrior when I get a group of decent people who know a bit about mechanics together. But boy, finding those is quite time consuming.Back to leveling my Pally, just to be able to try it out :)
7-17-2009 @ 5:06PM
for lower content i just equiped another weapon instead of a shield :P
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