Nov 10th 2010 2:27PM So uhh... exactly what should I be focusing on? I'm a pretty simple kind of guy... there's Dodge, Parry, and Mastery... which should I aim for first and foremost and what should be gravy? I understand that I'll need to make sure my Stam keeps up and that I'm doing enough damage to hold threat (yay Vengeance), but with the different avoidance mechanics... How would you explain it in terms of "ranking" them?
Aug 6th 2010 5:25PM Oy vey... more math? My computer desk is already at maximum capacity with my spreadsheets, slide rules, graph paper, calculators, and other such paraphenalia...
I propose a new stat: Boom. It's built into the game and when you equip something it tells you whether your Boom goes up or Boom goes down. Me want big Boom.
Aug 4th 2010 4:11PM I rolled my first tank--a protection paladin--a couple months ago and I'm positively loving it. I've levelled almost exclusively through the dungeon finder (man, that thing is a whole different experience when you play as a tank as opposed to DPS). I feel like I'm pretty good at what I do--level 75 and managing nicely. I know that it's going to be tough when I get to 80 and start running heroics with those same people you're talking about who are all in their ICC25 gear.
For me though, the thing that gives me the biggest anxiety is when I feel like the group is doing something wrong, but I'm still not confident enough yet to call them out on it. God, one of my last groups, I had a DK starting pulls before the group was ready and a hunter with his pet growling at everything in sight. We made it through, but I was nearly shaking in my chair by the end of that run I was so irritated. And I'm thinking to myself, "All I need to do is just ask them politely to stop pulling before me and turn off growl." But I was also thinking, "Man... I'm the tank... I'm *supposed* to be able to manage the aggro, maybe I'm doing something wrong."
And I kept my mouth shut. One day I'll really need to develop the confidence to tell people what I need them to do for the benefit of the group (as well as my sanity).