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Sep 2nd 2011 3:38PM This is a nice article. I'm not a pally, but I like hearing opinions regarding the active mitigation model.
I don't agree that minimizing the impact of threat was misguided. Even if you sidestep the debate on whether or not threat management was fun, a group of players that all have exactly ilvl 346 are TECHNICALLY capable of completing a troll heroic (though not quickly or well) and a group of exactly i392 is certainly capable of doing the same. Both extremes and everything in between have to be able to play well together. If a DPS is not working out, they can fix their rotation, be replaced, or just be carried with few ill effects. If a tank can't keep up with the DPS, no matter who's fault that is, that's a significant and visible problem. If it's strictly a problem of gear (and it isn't always), then the DPS will have to throttle or risk upsetting the flow of battle.
Could they have done something other than obviating threat? Probably, but I understand the reasoning.