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12-28-2009 @ 6:11PM
"(especially Death Knights; sorry to all the good DKs out there)."DKs aren't a pure DPS class... Hybrids ftw
12-28-2009 @ 6:17PM
Glad I'm not the only one who caught that. DKs are indeed hybrids.
12-28-2009 @ 6:20PM
Yeah, definitely seen all of this. Can we get some research done on the extreme lack of tanks while puging? When I go tank I get a group instantly, like literally haven't closed the pug window yet. I can only surmise that this is caused by an extreme dearth of tanks...not that I'm complaining, just wondering on root cause...
12-28-2009 @ 6:37PM
I'll sometimes forget to uncheck tank when hitting the queue since my DPS gear/skill is vastly superior and sometimes I don't want the responsibility, and I'm constantly surprised by how fast a group came up.Oh, and I'm a DK :P (though haven't had triple-digit DPS since... level 75?)
12-28-2009 @ 7:19PM
Yup. That was the first thing that caught my eye too.
12-28-2009 @ 7:45PM
Only true "Pure DPS" classes are Warlock, Mage, Rogue and Hunter. All other classes can fulfill at least one more role.
12-28-2009 @ 10:44PM
Mage's double up as vending machines.
12-28-2009 @ 10:51PM
Yeah, my first thought was the number of people who think DKs absolutely cannot tank and I just want to scream every time someone says that.
12-29-2009 @ 6:04AM
@Gallifrey: From the comments on here, the lack of PUG tanks is because it's the worst job in WoW. You're expected to hold onto aggro no matter what happens - even when the warlock ninja-pulls "to make the run more interesting", even when kill orders are irrelevent because all the DPS are trying to outdo each other, even when the DPS vastly outgear you. And whatever goes wrong, it's *your* fault.Unsurprisingly, the worst job in WoW is burning out tanks.
12-29-2009 @ 11:12AM
This. The number of times I've been in a random pug and either a) one of the dps decides to pull another mob to hurry things up, b) the healer starts saying 'pull more, I can heal this, I heal *insert raid instance here*, or c) the dps just flat out doesn't know WHAT to do.....*sigh*It's enough to drive a man to quit tanking. But for every 5 of those, there's the few instances that make it worthwhile, like when you see your healer wanding because you're geared and competent enough that they don't HAVE to heal you much.
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