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7-31-2009 @ 9:11PM
I see a two female taurens in that picture, and one of them is a protection warrior!*joy*I thought I was the only one!
7-31-2009 @ 9:21PM
"Do you need to be hit-capped? As with +expertise, you're likely to acquire a nice amount of +hit on the gear you need to tank anyway, but keep an eye on your TPS in heroics. If your DPS are playing responsibly and still getting threat-capped, then you need to adjust your rotation, start prioritizing more +hit, or both."Honestly, I find myself in Ulduar gear far far far over the hit cap, so far it's not even funny. I'm actively trying to avoid hit rating gear, and find any non-hit piece to replace one of the hit rating pieces.Of course, that's far from the position a new tank starting heroics will be in, but still worth mentioning I think.
7-31-2009 @ 11:46PM
Karilyn, this might seem obvious, but check to make sure none of your gems is +hit, also. If it/they are, that's a socket you could put to better use.
7-31-2009 @ 11:50PM
You know, she says above that you never see Female Troll Prot Warriors, and it's funny, cause a few days ago, a friend of mine said the exact same thing to me. So what did I do? My female troll lovin' ass went and deleted my lvl 3 male tauren warrior, and made a brand spankin' new female troll warrior, who will be prot.It feels good to be one of few class/race/sex combinations. I've always liked standing out!
8-01-2009 @ 12:28AM
Another prot-heifer here! It's funny that the article mentions silly things like tabards clipping through our legs but completely misses things like being the only race/gender combination that's too tall to fit through doors. My guild had some warlocks summon everybody into an Ironforge basement for a raid on Magni and when the time came for everybody to charge out and crush him, the flood of players rushed out and left me and two druidic lasses auto-running with our heads pressed against the ceiling of the stairs. Back in the old days they could've used forms and I could've used shrink/modelswap effects like Noggenfogger's elixir to fit through the doors, but at some point the game was updated to keep the character's regular collision box regardless of any form or size buffs or debuffs.As it was, we sat around and were lucky enough to get credit for the kill before we hearthed back to Dalaran. I'm sure that if I were to complain on the forums I'd be told that the dwarves built it like that deliberately to deter large, angry enemies - I sure don't plan to visit Ironforge again in a hurry!
8-01-2009 @ 1:48AM
@Teaspoon: The Ironforge "basement" isn't supposed to be accessible to players, and even going down there is an exploit that can get you suspended or banned. Using it as a base to summon a bunch of Horde players in for a raid is definitely a no-no.
8-01-2009 @ 8:03AM
@Sleutel: She said "an Ironforge basement." I assume she's talking about the basement of the weapon shop next to the bank. There are lots of "buildings" in IF that have basements, and they even put vendors down there to encourage you to visit.
8-01-2009 @ 10:12AM
For hit cap it's the same here karilyn, well for tanking I'm a bit, not *too* much and really I find it gives me a bit of a buffer if need be for replacing hit gear for non-hit gear, in my dps spec as a 2h-dps my hit at one point was over 500 which was the greater part of ridiculous. Ulduar gear is pointed a little too much in the way of +hit, at least the early drops.
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