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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 :)
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