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5-10-2011 @ 6:03PM
*ding level 58**queue for Outland dungeon**dungeon finder pops**hit join**find your group is four DKs and a healer (or maybe three DKs and a healer if you're DPS)**realise that all the DKs are trying to tank, and only barely succeed because of their gear advantage*;p
5-10-2011 @ 6:22PM
I am terrified that that's exactly what's going to happen to my stat-collecting characters at 58. Oh well -- it'll be interesting to see how long the wave of death knights lasts!
5-10-2011 @ 6:27PM
While leveling my own DK through Outlands, I once chanced upon a group in Mana-Tombs that was three (other) DKs and a paladin. It did not go well.In other news, the new druid tier twelve has me contemplating rolling a druid. What race should I choose?
5-10-2011 @ 6:31PM
@Allison Roberts:While leveling my paladin (retribution), the moment I hit 58, I got barraged every couple minutes by groups looking for a healer. The groups were almost universally all DKs. When told I was Retribution, 9 times out of 10, the response would be "So, you still have heal buttons, right? *invite*"Some of the worst experiences healing so far. Only getting ninja invited to a Naxx raid as a two day old 80 was worse.That said, plenty of laughs were had, since they were all technically tanks. If anyone died, as long as at least one was standing, it wasn't a wipe.
5-10-2011 @ 6:36PM
About to level 66 or so, once you hit those later dungeons the DK's either know better, or are tanking their own groups.
5-10-2011 @ 6:40PM
@FletcherThat depends, really. What is it that you're most interested in doing? Most of the time I just tell players to pick whichever race appeals to them most, but for anyone interested in racials/lore, we ran a series that I hope you'll like:http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/11/23/shifting-perspectives-why-or-why-not-to-play-a-troll-druid/All of the articles in the Why (or why not) to play a (race) druid are linked at the beginning there.@wutsconflagAll of the stat-collecting characters are shaman or priest healers (shaman and priests so their class doesn't have any effect on the type of tank I get, and healers to speed up dungeon queues), so I have the feeling I'll be reliving your experiences in oodles.
5-10-2011 @ 9:41PM
I tried to bear tank Outlands instances, and it ended up being something like... me, 3 DKs, and my pocket-healer. I gave up trying to hold any resemblance of threat...
5-10-2011 @ 10:32PM
Ugh. I thought the days of all-DK Ramparts runs were over. Rather I hoped they were. I still remember trying to level my priest through there, getting runs of four DKs and yes all of them were trying to tank and not realizing what was wrong with that.Luckily it only seemed to last until mid 60s. Around 65, people either stuck with their DK (which means they play fairly well) or have abandoned it as a cheap thrill character to play around with. Although, this was back in TBC which means levelling through Outland was a lot slower, so who knows if that still holds true.
5-11-2011 @ 5:57AM
Been leveling up a goblin DK while waiting for some form of non-raiding endgame content to show up, and I've seen very very few DK's around. Compared to when I leveled a dwarf DK near the start of Wrath and they were everywhere, including doing quite a few ramparts runs as an all-DK run due to the lack of healers (pre-RDF days).Now all I seem to get in my groups are druids, hunters, more druids, and some form of clothy. Even when questing I just dont see DK's around much anymore. Has the hero-class stigma finally driven people to another class?
5-11-2011 @ 11:17AM
I healed a dungeon with a warrior tank and 3 DK DPS the other night. Surprisingly not bad!
5-12-2011 @ 6:53AM
I doubt the DK wave will truly die, since I've used DKs as a way to play with my friends IRL without starting a new toon at level 1 or transferring characters.They're a great class to spend time with your friends.
5-12-2011 @ 4:36PM
Given the level of OP that is the DK I'm sure you'll continue to see 4 DK groups. When they get their Mass Heal while tanking buff in 4.3 no other toon will be needed.
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