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9-24-2010 @ 3:36PM
As a tanking warrior I always look forward to your columns. Do you think that the changes made to the way pulls are done will effectively kill the LFD tool? Or do you think that the queue times for people other than tanks and healers will be even longer and the odds for success will drop like a rock?Also, I have been collecting a fairly nice set of Fury gear during ICC 10 man runs, and was wondering if I should just stay to protection for leveling come Cata.
9-24-2010 @ 4:08PM
I'd considering wearing the fury gear with a shield and 1h weapon in prot spec for a level or so. Hyjal and Vashj'ir gear is on par with ICC10, and by Deepholm you'll be dropping gear for ilevel 300+ blues.
9-24-2010 @ 4:17PM
I think that a lot of tanks are going to be incredibly wary of the LFG tool, at least initially, and with good reason. DPS (and to be fair, tanks) accustomed to Wrath's AoE of DOOOM! are going to cause a whole lot of wipes for the poor saps signing up for the Dungeon Finder. Add in the nigh-anonymous nature of it (the only reason I know I've ever met the same character in more than one DF group is from watching the Dungeon Finder achievements tick up) and it'll be hard for... difficult... players to be sidelined.At any rate, it'll certainly help foster some sense of community, at least at first; players will resort to their guilds and trade (or maybe even LFG!) to form groups. As the expansion goes on, the better gear available and more experience with the new model of dungeoneering will both effectively nerf the content and make those running it more able to fit into their role in the group, making the Dungeon Finder less of a crapshoot.
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