07/15/2012 10:32 AMEven then we weren't in a "bad" place it's just comparatively speaking other tanks were just in a "better" place. Not to say there aren't concerns but I think people are "throwing the baby out with the bathwater" when it comes to potential rage issues.
Posted by Bekks
Just to pipe in, I don't think most people who are saying they're toying with the idea of re-rolling are doing so because "Warriors are going to be bad tanks in Mists," but rather their actual playstyle compared to the playstyle many warriors have enjoyed on Live for years is so weird that a lot of people don't feel like it's the same class anymore...and a key part of that is rage generation. That has very little to do with whether or not we're "strong" or "weak" versus the content and more of a personal issue of play and what people find "fun."
Dragon Soul's a bit of a weird microcosm because of how the tier was designed; no tank received buffs/nerfs (besides Blood DKs, and even then they were QoL issues and not hardline "We're making this ability better" buffs) between T12 and T13 if memory serves. The thing that made Warriors weaker (compared to certain classes, and only in turn on certain encounters) was the way the fights were designed, not an inherent flaw in the class' design. The only place an outlier kind of exists is DKs and Yorsahj because of AMS, but AMS has been an outlier for...jeez, I don't even know how long at this point.
So really, I guess what I'm saying is that looking at it and comparing it to Dragon Soul is kind of strange, because realistically speaking tanks were very balanced; it was encounter design a lot of the time that skewed classes one way or the other.
For me, I'm not exactly happy with how they play, but it's a lot better than it was during the early part of Beta. I'd say it's probably "closest we're going to get" and calling it a wash. I've invested too much time into this character to really feel like giving up on her by now :P
07/13/2012 02:26 PMGC had more to say about Shield Barrier and Shield Block today:
Posted by Freese
Edit: Well, that's what happens when I wait to say something for an hour with it sitting in the post window >_>;