#0 - March 18, 2010, 9:49 p.m.
Q u o t e:
What we like about the warrior AE tanking model that is worth extending to other classes without just duplicating the warrior abilities:
-- You hit more than one button.
-- You hit different buttons than you do when handling single targets.
-- You have to pay attention to crowd controlled targets.
-- You don't totally ignore your single-target abilities.
-- You might switch targets on some pulls.
I have to wonder, and Im not just some overly critical group-thinker.
The only one of those points above which I would say are are even remotely the case is in the case of bears spamming swipe. As a prot paladin I have a very hard time out-aggoring swipe-spam.
Do you think paladins can hold aggro with just consecration?
DKs with only DnD ?
No and No.
I can't think of any tank that ignores their single target abilities. If they did, they would lose aggro in a split second to massive faceroll dps.
I run in a group on fridays nights on my shaman that is 11/12 heroic icc10 and our tanks struggle to hold aggro even while doing everything in their power. The dps warriors and warlocks hover around 90-99% threat at all times. Hell, the dps warrior twins (1fury1arms) have to intervene eachother just to reduce eachothers threat.
Face it Ghostcrawler, you're not bringing back CC. Its not going to happen. Its way too late for that.
Look, you can go ahead and try, but the overall dps playerbase has become so spoiled and so acustomed to AE facerolling that any move in the other direction will be met with outright rebelion.
If you were to go into any heroic or any raid right now and ask someone to CC a specific mob, they would blankly look at their screen and say "wtf?" and then laugh at you. This isn't going to change. Its now expect. Players feel entitlted to AE if they feel like it.
This is not Vanilla and it never will be again.
You may know game-design better than the playerbase, but you can't just stuff the monster you've created back into the closet.