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8-05-2010 @ 9:21AM
RE:Totems-I would be happy if totems didn't have such an aggro range. Especially while levelling up totem aggro can be such a pain in the arse. Any reason from blizz as to why this is still in effect?
8-05-2010 @ 11:02AM
It could be that Blizzard wants shamans to pay more attention to where they place their totems while leveling so that it becomes more innate in end-game where positioning totems in raids can be important to guarantee that everyone is getting the required buffs, as well as teaching the shaman where to place totems in actual combat situations (earthbind, magma, etc).It could also be a partly left-over tank mechanic for shamans that was never built upon--that totems were a piece of your aggro-building, and them getting aggro, and thus having their own aggro-circle, was done intentionally (totem-pulls, taunting, etc).Whatever the old reason now, it certainly applies less than it did several years ago. Totems' buff range has been increased dramatically, as I understand it; and by extension shaman-tanking has been more or less scrapped (sadly).
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