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1-12-2010 @ 3:15PM
I can't agree with comparing Argent Defender to other, manually-activated survival abilities. In ToGC, I've watched far too often as AD insured the paladin tank's survival while the warrior tanks went down before the healers could rescue them, especially fights like Gormok. You can proactively use your abilities during transitions that you know carry the greatest mortal risk, but it's still no comparison.I've tried both DK and paladin tanking, and I loathe both. Paladin tanking is nothing short of boring by comparison, and DK tanking is only slightly less boring and too reliant upon a double dependency mechanic of both runic power excess and slow rune cooldowns to be enjoyable for me. Can they get the job done? Certainly. Can they get the job done better than my warrior can? Oftentimes, yes. Are they as enjoyable for me to play? Not even close. Will I resort to using them as alternative choices for helping my guild with progression raids in my usual role of tank? Highly unlikely. In truth, I'll likely quit WoW before that happens. But that's my line in the sand I've drawn for myself, primarily because my main has always been my main and the time invested in that toon that I would lose by turning my back on him is staggering. I'm one of those "legacy" tanks that someone mentioned elsewhere recently, and I don't think I could approach the game any other way at this point and enjoy myself.
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