Archive for August 1st, 2008:
People currently playing the beta have begun reviewing current talents in the beta. I still haven’t really dug in much because I know things will likely change more, but I thought the dev response was quite interesting, to see Blizzard’s current vision of the protection warrior.
…because prot warriors are going to generate a lot more rage than before, just because their dps is going to be higher. A lot of tanking gear comes with strength now. Strength is a good stat, and even before the shield block change, it was probably the best +threat stat you have. I sort of feel that for too long we have all emphasized mitigation as the primary role of a tank, when in reality it’s only half the job. Doing more dps will let tanks be more fun when not-tanking, and for warriors, might make a lot of rage starvation issues go away.
How exciting does that sound? Pretty exciting, if you ask me. As a warning, most warriors might want to avoid the rest of the forum posting, because mostly, there’s going to be the usual big fat emo tears of bemoaning the fact that other tank classes are awesome too.