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9-19-2010 @ 8:15AM
i like being the off-tank, especially on fights like rotface or the blood prince council, i find it way more fun to run around kiting things and picking things up then i do standing in on spot spamming a rotation
9-19-2010 @ 8:43AM
My feelings exactly. When I started tanking in raids I was envious of the main tank warrior because he was the MAIN tank, which in my mind at the time left my pally as a second-grade tank. In the paladin community's effort to assert pallies as viable tanks on par with warriors, they often imprinted the idea on young protadins (like me) that off-tanking was a dishonor, a shame, and that all tanks should strive to ascend to the glorious ranks of main tanking.Eventually I noticed that off-tanking/add-tanking/whatever is much more fun and more challenging. Now I almost fall asleep in fights where I'm just standing there doing my rotation with no movement or adds.
9-19-2010 @ 4:04PM
My first character was a ret pally. When our still very new guild hit Karazhan, we had A: a ton of paladins, B: No druids, C: no off-tank. One marathon of a leveling blitz later, a very fresh bear tank set her paw inside the stables. My task? Pull the huntsman first, then hold the horse while the main tank grabbed the Huntsman himself. I was totally hooked. I still enjoy the flexibility and mobility of the off-tank, and would rather do that then be the guy who just stares at the boss' codpiece for the entire fight.
9-20-2010 @ 3:27AM
I absolutely love off-tanking, and prefer to be in that role, even if I would be more suited as the main tank. There are a few reasons for this, however, a major one being that, I feel the role is less stressful (making it more enjoyable to me anyway).Another reason, is that I was almost forced into the role on my Death Knight with my guild. We had some issues where we were not having people show up to raids, and I had the only toon that was geared anywhere near enough to actually tank something, but nowhere near as well geared as our main tank, so I figured I would set my priest aside (because we had plenty of healers). Since that point, I have gotten a lot of joy out of tanking, and my DK has become my main within that guild (I have since moved my priest to another, more progressed guild).
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