Infraction: 4. Whining in any form is forbidden.
Message to User:
You should cancel your account. That will show those idiots at Blizzard!
I have a problem with my character. I've played a protection warrior since Zul'Gurub back in September 2006. I have never got bored of playing it. I was really happy when I read that they want to make all tanking classes equally capable of tanking all encounters. My guild cleared all Wrath content within 2-3 weeks of release, and the only thing left to do were achievements. So we went to do Sartharion +3.
This is where I realised that "all tanks are equal" was a catchy tune Blizzard played to mislead us. No raid leader in their right mind will have a warrior tank Sartharion if they can have a druid do it. Larger health pool, more armor. Or a death knight - better and shorter "oh crap" cooldowns make it easier to survive massive breaths. So where does that put me? I tank all blue drakes, so I have a spot in the raid. Now take a 10-man version of the fight. Our successful kill was done with a druid tanking Sartharion and a paladin tanking everything else. Last week (no pala tank online) we tried doing it with me tanking adds and drakes. It was hard. There was almost always an add going for someone, making me move to reach it with either Thunder Clap, or Taunt, or Heroic Throw, or Shockwave. I can't leave a consecration. move somewhere else and watch mobs go for me. Conclusion - a paladin is better for that job.
Why this rant? I think warriors are the worst tanks now. And 3.1 changes don't change my point of view.
Why don't I have the armor and health of a druid? Why don't I have cooldowns of a death knight? Why don't I have AoE abilities of a paladin?
I have 41k health, about 7k less than a druid in the raid. My Shockwave has 10 yard range, while Bloodboil has 30 yards. I do less damage while tanking than a druid. My abilities (Demo Shout, Battle Shout, Commanding Shout) can be replaced with other abilites (Demo Roar, Blessing of Might, Blood Pact). More Paladins in raid mean more blessings. More warriors in raid mean nothing. A feral druid in raid means +5% crit chance and a combat res. Why aren't these abilities reaplaceable with other abilities from other classes? I had Thunderclap, but now a druid has Thunderclap built in! So even my debuffs are meaningless now.
Thanks Blizzard for making us useless.