I will emphasize again, you have not provided any supporting evidence for any of your claims. Yes I am a newer player. I started playing near the end of January 2012. This tune turned 85 in May of 2012. However, none of that automatically makes the points I've stated invalid and yours valid. You have not come up with an intelligent reply to my response - instead you have chosen to attack my person because I have not been playing as long as you have.
At this point, I'd recommend that this thread be deleted. Nothing productive is likely to come out of it. Among the different subforums, I'd say that the tank forums have perhaps the best useful post to not-so useful post ratio of the official WoW forums. I'd like to keep it that way.
I will admit my conduct here has been far from exemplary, but the OP here has displayed considerable arrogance and is not likely to be a person that helps new players, particularly when he/she has already looked down upon this one merely for being "new".
... I didn't even say I was talking about you ..
several people posted in this thread .. I simply quoted your post because you said I was "hurt" and merely replied to that.
but rest assured I wasn't even talking about you in the 1st place =p
and being a regular poster on this forum since BC, trust me .. I have a veeeeeeeeeeery hard skin and really don't get offended that easy.
but since you asked, here is the answear.
one day on wotlk beta, a dk was brought back to life by the Lich King, her name was Eflow, and since she was previously a paladin tank on vanilla/burning crusade, she decided to be a DK tank. She learned how to do it, had super fun experiences and around ulduar, she got into a progression guild that was clearing heroic content, high lvl stuff. By the end of ICC she was the MT of said guild, and after some time, logged on cata alpha to test the super new Blood spec.
Prior to cataclysm, all dk specs could tank and dps ... which didn't work quite well and blood was the most common by the end of ToC and ICC so they decided that blood was going to be the tank spec and frost/unholy the dps ones.
So I went on a personal crusade to make blood a very good tank spec. At that time Me, Lich, commie, dos and some other started a very big tank thread (the fabled sunflower thread) and discussed a lot. Keep in mind that I was the arch-enemy of lich and commie because they were more focused on theorycraft and I was more focused on actual play. We fought so much that we ended up teaming up (I know, it's weird) .. and we noticed that the concepts I came up ingame, were actually proved by their theorycraft, so we joined forces.
Early on cata we discussed that DKs would have a scalling problem at some point, which was ignored. On firelands we saw that and they had to band-aid fix during that time, and eventually gheto-fix on dragon soul.
At some point on cata, while discussing with others, we came up with the theory of shotgunning DS. Dos proved that it was mathematically possible, I tested, proved with logs that it was VERY possible (and good for that matter). Because during that time, a lot of people argued that DKs were hard to play, that you had to constantly time DS usage and blablabla, and I counter argumented that it was easy and "timing DS" was not the big deal people were painting off. The DS shotgun theory worked .. and fun things ensued.
The idea behind shotgunning DS is that if you raise your Deathstrike usage to close to 10-11 DS/minute it means you are using Deathstrike every 5-6 seconds. Which coincidentally, is the sample of time deathstrike uses to calculate it's healing. You get a 90-100% sample coverage, at that point .. timing DS is irrelevant.
lets say you DS at 0,0s .. 6s .. 12s .. 18s
your DS at 6 sec will sample the dmg taken from 1-6 seconds
your DS at 12 sec will sample the dmg taken from 7-12seconds
your DS at 18 sec will sample the dmg taken from 13-18seconds
you are pretty much covering all the dmg you take, at which point, timing is irrelevant.
Funny thing is that before I stopped playing as DK, I discussed with several others the impact of DS healing increase compared to shotgunning DS.
I honestly don't remember the veredict but I believe Krinu was in that discussiong, so he'll prolly have a more interesting reply in his guide.
but like I said, no hard feelings.