Mar 7th 2009 10:33AM No, no, no!
when someone fills in for you, it's a good thing, Rossi. Don't go ruining it by showing up and saying a lot of nothing as usual.
Jul 30th 2008 11:12PM Wait a sec....so fights are sometimes tank and spanks and sometimes not? And tanks need to get healed? And tanks should work as part of a team?
Bravo Rossi, you have wasted more of my time.
Jun 13th 2008 10:59AM I do not reccomend giving advice when you evidently haven't the slightest idea what you're talking about.
Jun 13th 2008 7:01AM Another good article; incredibly informative for non raid tanks who might not understand what we deal with. I was very pleased with last week's column and this week's did not let us down, either.
Which is why I would encourage you to keep Matthew Rossi away from it if at all possible. His nonsensical, ill-informed warrior columns are a frustration whenever one deigns to actually read them, and I hear the same about totem talk from shaman friends.
You have a good thing going here. Please don't piss it away.
Apr 25th 2008 2:14PM A half decent prot warrior doesn't need CC, either. They just have to work at their threat instead of being given it.
If you find a Prot Pally is outperforming you at ANY level, or even coming close, at *any* point, to putting out the single target threat you can pull as a warrior, it's time to rethink your choice of class.
Paladins are great for what they are. Every raid needs one. Yet a protection warrior, is, was, and always will be the best overall tank in the game. And it's not even close.
If you are offtanking to a Pally in Kara it had better be because he/she outgears you by a tier or 2, or because you are throwing them a bone and allowing them to do so. And if you are not being asked to Kara, it's about gear or personal skill, not by any inherent weakness in the class.
As has been pointed out many times on Tankspot, I find it amusing that the 'warrior expert' of WowInsider understands little of warriors, and even funnier that he was relegated to offtanking for a Pally in Kara of all places.
Jan 28th 2008 2:46PM As a warrior, I am amused at this foolish "Hunters have more weapons to skill up" nonsense.
Oct 5th 2007 6:49AM My raid group gives the loot to the person for whom it would be the biggest upgrade. (Only exception is main tank priority, but even this is ignored at times, at the discretion of the MT>) If it's offspec gear or no one had it on their priority list, we roll for it.
The Officers decide for whom it's the best upgrade.
The system has worked pretty damn well thus far.
Sep 21st 2007 8:26PM I've been exalted in Kara since May and I haven't seen the Panzar'Thar Breastplate. Our Raid is well past Mags, so no tier 4. I'm tanking in SSC in a blue chest, but still doing Kara every week hoping for that upgrade...
Sep 20th 2007 9:12PM No Orc is going to come on and 'Just forget it.'
I've never cared about a patch before. I am crushed every Tuesday when it does not show up.