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4-30-2010 @ 8:59PM
I don't agree with your conclusion. The Crab has mentioned more than once in the past year about how Warriors are overrepresented in raiding guilds as tanks and bears are underrepresented. I suspect that there is a deliberate, although sly, effort to make sure that that Cata gives bears and other tanks a chance to catch up. I think how fast they fix warriors is going to depend to a large extent on how players react to the changes. I certainly think the goal is to make warriors less appealing (which is not the same thing as unappealing).
4-30-2010 @ 9:54PM
I don't see how it is reasonable to punish players simply because they've been playing a tank since Vanilla.Warriors outnumber the other 3 tanks because the other three tanks were not tanks in Vanilla (and in the case of Death Knights, not in Burning Crusade either).
4-30-2010 @ 10:50PM
I can't find the actual post I'm looking for just now but basically Zarko in the Tanking forums has been doing polling of tanking representation. Like serious, statistical tracking of tank representation population.http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=24401521630&postId=243994702082&sid=1#557 (not the perfect post but I can't find the actual one with the numbers in it).If anything, Blizzard might need to begin doing the opposite of what they've done for the duration of Warth; buff Warriors (dps and/or hp/eh/survivability) above and beyond the other classes. Warrior tanking population is, for the first time since the game launched over 5 years ago, lower than Paladins and on certain fights, Druids. DKs have also seen a resurgence since the 3.3.3 buffs.Also agree with the above poster. I didn't begin playing wow until the tail-end of Burning Crusade but for the past ~ 18 months, it feels as though I've been punished for something I had no hand in. I wasn't a tank during Vanilla (or most of BC) and yet the class I chose to play has had it's representation intentionally driven down via a relative weakness in comparison to the other tanks (Bears and Paladins in particular).
5-01-2010 @ 6:58AM
Also warrior tanking is 10 times more fun then feral tanking, where all abilities just do damage and increase the damage of other abilities. No disarm, silence, good interrupt or challenge. We don't scale well with threat either.Seriously, after getting my alt dual spec I feel even more bored tanking with my main feral. And in Cata we'll get another ability that just do damage and apply a bleed.That's why there are so few bears.
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