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11-27-2009 @ 5:50PM
I feel the same way, definitely my favorite writer here, though the new warlock Leviathan is doing well in his own right.One thing I wish though, is that Allison got into the underlying problem with mathematical models like EH. Though EH is fairly new, it draws its roots from the idea that random is bad (something very popular in the earlier days of DPS theorycrafting). While the avoidance of randomness (no pun intended) may make more sense for a tank, I think the overemphasis on such models ignores that fact that 1. WoW is a game with chance variation at its very CORE (variable damage, glancing blows, dodges, parries, blocks, crits, etc.).2. Encounters are designed with this chance variation in mind. Blues have not only hinted at this but stated it outright.So while I don't think that EH "needs to die," good tanks who understand it need to spread the word that EH is a theoretical model which, depending on the fight, may or may not paint the appropriate picture on a particular tank's performance.
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