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11-08-2011 @ 12:37PM
One of the reasons for the balance of dps/tanks/heals is because of the dps only classes. There is only 4 classes that can tank, and 4 classes that can heal, while every single class has a dps spec. The end result is that you will have many more players rolling dps classes than tanking classes simply due to the mathematics of the class roles. Each and every druid/pally has 3 choices dps/tank/heals, while each hunter/lock/mage/rogue can only dps, so there will always be more dps than tank's or heals, thus the need for more spots for dps in order that more players get involved in raids and dungeons. If every class could at least do either tank or heal as well as dps, then you could say that there should be more tanking and healing spots. As it is if you increase tanking requirements some will roll tanks but you will only increase wait times trying to find enough people to tank, and make the class number lopsided to those that can tank/heal. If you want more tanks make tanking easier and smoother, yes it may not make the hardcore gamer's happy, but it will generate more tanks. If you give every class a tank or heal spec, you will also see more tanks and heals, although you may run into the desire then to have more tank or heal roles in raids, which then puts you back into the same situation of trying to make tanking challenging but easy enough to draw more players to choose that role.
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