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12-01-2009 @ 4:39AM
@Theck:I don't have a problem with effective health, although WHY I don't have a problem with it was mostly addressed in a previous article. I wound up breaking up a very lengthy piece in order to avoid what journalists call the MEGO - My Eyes Glaze Over - effect.As a TL:DR, I have a large problem with how EH is used as an excuse for everything that goes wrong during an encounter, but the concept itself is sound. All of the points you've made in your comment are points that I've made in either the article above, the previous article, or in the comment thread here (e.g EH is not solely impacted by the interaction of armor and health, the original version was calculated for a time where burst physical damage posed a routine threat, etc.), I won't elaborate on this too much apart from saying I agree with you. But I feel obligated to note that the statement "Effective health needs to die" was not intended as a blanket condemnation of the idea, but rather its frequent and just as frequently-erroneous use on the Tanking forums.I'm finishing up this week's Shifting column as I write this (not on EH, a moonkin piece this time out), and when I get a moment I would be very interested to check out what you've written over at Maintankadin.
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