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1-13-2012 @ 3:22PM
Combine with this the utter disdain for tanks in PvP & it makes for a really bad time to be a tank.Seriously: PvE fights are a snooze fest, PvP I'm a free honor kill (after the Veng nerf goes live). What's my motivation to play this role again?
1-13-2012 @ 6:27PM
Prot Warrior PvP player here (for RBGS that is).People play a tank specc in PvP for 2 reasons:1) To make use of the enhanced control and survival of tanks to carry out specialist roles, such as carrying the flag, defending a base or controlling groups of players.OR2) To abuse Vengeance and drool over the keyboard while killing people in random bgs and thinking they are great PvPers.I welcome this change to Vengeance, since it means dribbling morons cannot abuse a mechanic and be jerks in Arena or BGs.I repeat: The role of tanks in PvP is a specialist role, revolving around survival and control. Not hitting people for 30k+ Deathstrikes / Avenger's Shield / Shield Slams / Mangles.
1-15-2012 @ 3:00PM
I agree that tanking in PvP is a specialist role but its done so poorly in WoW that there is very little point. Yes you bring a few extra seconds of taking a hit but you do so now in exchange for being able to do anything else.WoW is one of the few MMO's where tanks don't have a set PvP role, what little we have is just a bleed over from our PvE roll. You just have to look at other games where the Devs have put in PvP effects onto taunts and the like to see that things could be so much better.
1-17-2012 @ 8:54AM
I'm a blood DK tank and I PvP a lot (5 pieces of Cata Gladiators including the weapon and relic). I'm certainly NOT a free HK, I think I'm pretty effective AND I have a role in most BGs. WSG = flag carrier. Twin Peaks = flag carrier. AV, IoC = tank the boss. AB = hold the farm (or stables). Battle for Gilneas = hold the mines. SotA = just DPS and chain demos ....I have an alt that's a Prot pally, and pretty much same applies. If you find PvP you're a free HK, you need to gear up (anyone with less that 3K resil is a free HK for me) or figure out your role.
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