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5-29-2010 @ 6:07PM
the alts part really does help. all ten of my spots on my main server are full i wish i had more.
5-29-2010 @ 6:40PM
Also, if rolling alts takes time you don't have, you can look up class abilities and talents on WoWHead. In the days before dual specs and insta-pugs (for tanks, anyway), I relied on the Armory and inspecting to find my pug members. Warlock with agility enchant and stam gems? Pass. Mage brimming with SP gems and epics? Well, let's just see if he's interested or not... :DNot only that, it was a great way to make friends. It was amazing how a simple question about their spec would get a response along the lines of "I dunno, it looked good" that would turn into a half hour discussing talent choices. If I knew more, I was happy to help. If they knew more, I was happy to learn.It's incredibly helpful especially when you do have time/interest for alts since you know the basics already and can focus on the fine tuning immediately.Anyway... bring on the non-AOE expansion already!
5-29-2010 @ 6:55PM
Yeah, the alt thing. I would say be familiar with other classes, most definitely. If making an alt of one is what you feel you need to do, great. And, maybe you don't need to go that far with it, get it to 80 and basically leave it for dusty, I don't know. Personally I'm a fan of Master of One vs Jack of All, and in my experience people who go a bit alt-crazy tend to be lacking technical expertise in their main. On the other hand, I'm also a big fan of research/resoursefulness. I subscribe to and read blogs of several classes/specs, and if I needed to find high-level info on any one I probably could.
5-30-2010 @ 3:52AM
I've found playing multiple tanks is also a really good way to improve your tanking skills, simply because it helps you understand the strengths of each class and where the differentiate and specialize in. For example, when playing my warrior I love the mobility I have, as well as the many ways to disable casters and the multiple cooldowns, but I miss the innate AOE tanking capabilities of my paladin, as well as the more simple rotation. Little things like that help make sure you don't take your class's abilities for granted ;)
5-30-2010 @ 6:29AM
By all means, THIS!I have always DPS'd as a mage up into Naxxramas at level 80. When i started tanking on my Paladin, it opened my eyes on how annoying it is for a tank when a DPS over-aggros. When I started healing (on my paladin) after pacth 3.1, I noticed how important it is, as a tank, to prevent mobs from hitting you from behind.In terms of alts, I've leveled 4 to 80 and am still leveling 3 others (30,40,70). NOT to actievely play them in end-game (my rogue? yuck!), but purely for the fun of leveling ("huh?!") and UNDERSTANDING the classes' gameplay.
5-30-2010 @ 8:12PM
I think all tanks need at least one healer at level 80. If you don't have one, I'd recommend a druid as they're a dream to level and very versatile.I spent a year or so of Wrath with my tank as my only level 80. The moment I started healing Wrath dungeons I learned a whole lot more about them. (Wow, you can skip that group that I've always pulled? Cool!) But most importantly, you learn which fights are most demanding on a healer, and how tanks can make it easier for them.
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