Jan 13th 2010 8:10PM @ microtonal
Your idea doesn't really jive for deathknights either as it is possible to tank in any of the three specs.
Dec 21st 2009 1:25PM I think a possible reason that so many people are seeing bad DK tanks is primarily due to the shortage of tanks in general.
My main spec is DPS, and I've collected some pretty decent gear. I've yet to join an instance from the random find as my main spec. Actually that's a mistake. I've done one while being grouped with a healer friend of mine. even this took an unreasonable ammount of time to get a group for.
I've been forced to use my tank spec in order to farm badges for dps gear.
I have been able to collect enough gear during off-spec raid rolls to make it easy enough to run as a tank spec and I've read enough to be able to tank effectively, but it still isn't my forté. As a tank, instance groups are ...well... instant.
This offers the quickest way to fill in tank or dps gear holes through badge farming. As a result, you will likely see an increase in alot of DK tanks that aren't really ready for it.