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10-01-2010 @ 6:22PM
I agree that tanks shouldn't be complacent about threat. However, I also agree that threat decay may be a bit much. I think you hit a good point that encounters could just add extra things for tanks to worry about. One of the fights I hate tanking is "I Choose You Steelbreaker" if I'm tanking Steelbreaker for the first two parts of the fight. Tanking the other two bosses of the Iron Council at the same time is a lot of fun, and really works on your situational awareness and threat management as your trying to keep them stuck on you while you're watching the environment and damage. The tank on Steelbreaker, you get to trade blows for a while, and sometimes, if you're lucky, you get to move him out of a rune.The key will be variety in mechanics. I'm sure Blizz will add new mechanics and reuse some of their old classics. Of course, there will also be gear check fights, where the main job of the main tank will be to just stand there and hold threat while soaking up massive amounts of damage. Even on those fights, with a massive threat lead, your tank is being foolish to also not pour in every amount of dps he can (at no extra risk to himself) to help end the fight sooner.I am a bit concerned about the difficulty of heroics. Are they challenging, yet casual friendly? I wonder what balance Blizz wants to go with heroic dungeon difficulty.
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