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11-27-2009 @ 5:40PM
Actually your responses make more sense and are a plausible...and MUCH needed conversation to have. Maybe the eye catching journalistic headline just needed a few ticks down in volume to calm the reactions a bit. I really like your secondary comments, they are dead spot on with some of my actual experiences with other tanks in PUGs as well. "EH > all" is a statement I can back up, relative to gear selection choices in current content."EH IS ALL" is a statement I would fight the same way you are trying to; it is not a one dimensional discussion when talking about why raids fail...especially if the focus is on the tank.I would say more often than not, I f*@#ed up something that even a 25% increase in overall EH would not have saved me from...for exactly the reasons you pointed out. I missed a cooldown, I gave up my back to the mob for a swing or 3, I failed to mention a cooldown was down so a healer could compensate. Will stacking EH make you an easier(grossly generalized) tank to heal, probably. Will it prevent wipes in your raids? Unlikely.Thanks for your well thought out and exploratory replies Allison, it definitely helped the articles in general make sense to me on where you were coming from. It at first sounded like an outright attack on the theory and the community that (oftentimes incorrectly) spouts it as the only metric for success, but it definitely sounds more inclined towards a balanced, think for yourself, type of a statement in the end.
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