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6-09-2011 @ 9:39PM
I seriously never had any problems tanking with only Tidy Plates. That is of course if you're using Nameplates which you should. Nameplates are one color (of you choosing) for 3 situations: Got Aggro, Losing Aggro, and Lost Aggro. You can resize them. When you have established aggro the plates lose opacity. When you lose aggro the plates of those targets gain full opacity and get bigger. It's all customizable.
6-10-2011 @ 12:07PM
I have to second this. I only started tanking regularly in Cata after being too scared or feeling overwhelmed the one or two times I tried it previously. Now I'm main tanking in raids!Tidy Plates / Threat Plates makes it easy mode to see what you have aggro on and what you don't. This is the single most important thing to stay on top of as a tank and it's easy with this addon.The rest of it is just knowing your class. Interrupts, Taunts, AOE moves, what your highest thread attacks are etc. and the best way to learn is by doing and a little bit of research on the Internet. If you're are 85, get your ilvl up to 329 or so and tank REGULARS first. There will be plenty of room for error and you'll get to learn your rotation / priorities in a fairly stress free way.
6-10-2011 @ 11:18AM
< TidyPlates! Definitely recommend it for anyone considering trying tanking. I'm pretty strict about adding more addons to my list, but I consider this one a "must have".
6-10-2011 @ 11:19AM
Hah....I get the < symbol right and completely forget to add the 3...
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