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2-16-2012 @ 5:29PM
I'm not sure what to say about this article.It's somewhere between saying "Hybrid Tax is alive and well" and "Peer pressure is the hybrid tax" but not exactly saying either.Your ideas are cool. People have wanted a hunter/warlock tank for ages. Polearms are so awesome they deserve something better than stat sticks. We need the ability to play pure without feeling pressure to do a different role.That last one, however, comes down to people. Hybrid tax used to exist, but since the dawn of truly defined roles of dps/tank/healing, Blizz has left that model behind. Starting with Cata removing tree splitting and more dps talents for dps specs, and MoP which takes away even more spells unless specced into that role, the hybrid tax is dead, except in the minds of raiders who want to make it through an encounter and find someone else to blame if there's a wipe.Nobody expects that hybrid nature in 5mans anymore. Either someone is kind and understanding enough to attempt to fill the role or it's a wipe. Nobody gets upset when the tank dies and that other warrior doesn't pop defensive stance. Nor have I seen anyone get upset if the healer dies and the boomkin fails to toss out a single heal. If there is anyone to get upset it's at the tank/healer that died/allowed the other to die.People are still asshats and use LFD for insta-queues by checking a role they are not prepared to fill, but this is becoming a minority as more people stand up for themselves and refuse to fill in. Queues are not so long as to make it painful like it used to be.So, if anything, this is an article for the end of Wrath, not Cata.
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