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4-08-2011 @ 3:34AM
Thank you Matt, great article! Very helpful!My boyfriend and I play tank-holy paladin combination (he is the tank). We are not much into raiding yet, but both of us have most of the best gear available before raid. Last week on Thursday he joined a PUG raid, and he was kicked after 2 tries - he really died fast. Lucky for us, the last week's paladin article was just about reforging and gemming. In WotLK, as a tank, everyone gemmed/enchanted for stamina. My tank was still following this style, and turns out this is very unsuccessful in Cata. Now he reforged/enchanted/gemmed and gained more than +20% avoidance. My question is: how the hell are you supposed to know this? I mean if you go after the info on the internet, you can find it, but should not it be included in the game somehow? Like a paladin trainer telling you you should practice parrying (i.e. go reforge :), or blocking with a shield. The game changes a lot over time and unless you read a lot about it on the net, you will never figure it out by yourself. As a tank, you cannot even practice on a target dummy. And many people dont even read sites, have no idea what to do, and feeling bad in a HC/raid because they are yelled at for being "noob". Anyways, thanks to WoW Insider (and Mr. Robot :) for helping me to get better :)
4-08-2011 @ 9:50AM
You're very welcome, thanks for reading!It is a bit arcane to be a tank and attempt to master all these hidden intricacies, which I imagine is a huge road block for a lot of folks that would otherwise like to try tanking out. Good for your boyfriend for sticking with it, though! I'm glad I could be some help with his journey.
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