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10-14-2010 @ 12:21AM
@SamLowry - yes, they are. Emphasis is being pulled away from aoe tanking, but the design of current content lends itself to aoe tanking, so there's going to be a bit of relearning for classes that got used to charging in and spamming their aoe abilities. It may make the current content a little tougher, but that will help prepare tanks for Cata content where aoe tanking just isn't a viable option. I can't speak as well to how healing is supposed to go now, since I don't really do it, but I know that healing was also intended to change, including making ToL a 30-second ability vs. a permanent form.So if your druids are causing wipes because they don't know what to do, they need to relearn the class. That doesn't make the class broken.
10-14-2010 @ 11:08AM
You fan boys must be oblivious to the massive number of players who don't like the changes. Seriously, are you sure you're playing the same game? I went from sustained 9k dps in heroics to 4k overnight. Fury warrior. Broken. I went from being able to tank and not actually need a healer in a heroic to not being able to hold threat on mages in blues and dying without heals. Prot warriors. Broken. So for people to put some sort of smily face up and prance around like a pony saying things are fine is really asinine. And just plain wrong. If Blizzard developers read these posts, here's a clue to think long and hard about: "warriors were fine and you broke them".
10-14-2010 @ 2:56PM
Yeah Bear droods have it rough right now with a 6 second swipe.I'm doing fine on my prot pally with 3 sec Hammer of the Righteous, I've just noticed I have to be considerably more diligent on trash packs and switch targets more often. Once we get out of these AoE heroics and into new ones it'll "feel" better for tanks, though the difficulty of the new heroics is no joke. Old model. 1. Tank runs in. AoE 2. Probably half a second later mage, dk (etc) opens up aoe3. Healer spams dps who pulled aggro. Maybe tank taunts. 4. ???5. Profit.New Model.1. Tank runs in, Tags bitches. Marks targets. 2. CC and interupts magically fall into perfect place. Burning of skull target commences.3. Healer is like @#($* holy power?!?4. ??? (Including a clutch bop on mage)5. Profit.Interesting gameplay is interesting. :) I love it.
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