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9-27-2011 @ 6:12PM
"Wrath Baby" came about because Wrath changed the fundamental nature of instancing. In BC, crowd-control was a requirement unless you vastly out-geared the content. There was no "go go go" stuff - you marked up each pull carefully.In BC, AoE was bad. Tanks had very little AoE threat - only Paladins really had strong AoE. If the DPS went in all AoE-happy, they either broke CC or pulled aggro. Shattered Halls was a nightmare for non-Paladin tanks, and was often dual-tanked.In Wrath, AoE was good. Every pull, you just spammed your strongest AoE until everything died, and you whined and complained if the tank took a breath between pulls.As a tank in Wrath, if you did pause for the healer to get mana, the DPS would pull for you (that was inevitably fatal in BC). If they couldn't use their strongest AoE ability at the moment of the pull, they hurled abuse at the tank. It was all about speed runs, even though the instances themselves were far shorter than BC instances.The "Baby" part of Wrath Baby was all about entitlement. They felt they were entitled to speed-runs, and entitled to purples - even tier gear - and they wanted it NOW. Anything that impinged upon their entitlement was met with QQ - pretty much just like an infant.
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