What people are saying about "Easy Peasy"
Easy Peasy
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MrLolz
almost 13 years ago
Problem is a raid has more DPS/healer spots than tank spots + raid tanking is boring and easy, even though some bosses limit healer spots to 4-5.
It's normal that you have less tanks when raid bosses require 1-2, there just isn't much future.


AsteriskCGY
almost 13 years ago
I've totally been on a tanking binge ever since I got around to tanking in WoW. Now its been my go to class for every mmo since.

So I do need to decide what to do with my jedi, go knight or dps thing.
Jamison
almost 13 years ago
@Stephen Martin: You are absolutely correct. I hate to say it be Recount was the worst thing that could have happened to WoW (Gearscore in WotLK a close second). People are obsessed with those numbers and they don't even require skill to get.
Nando Rocha
almost 13 years ago
I play solo on most time ia have free... my tank holy cow é solution (elite monster for 3 or 5 player is great)
Lyxi
almost 13 years ago
I don't get it. Threat is trivial to be held against equally geared DDs. Ok so if you're undergeared, it's harder. But in a raid, threat is a non-issue except for the first 20 or so seconds of the fight.

The change... IT DOES NOFINK.

Ok so maybe it makes Halfus HC slightly easier.
jso
almost 13 years ago
as long as the entire game revolves around itemization, blizzard will not do anything significant to solve the problem
BoredTank
almost 13 years ago
I don't understand this change at all....tanking is already the easiest role, I've only been back for 2 weeks and i'm already bored since I never have to pay any attention.
almost 13 years ago
I dislike this change. This won't make tanking easier, it will make dps easier. Right now autopilot dps is a big problem. Not being where you are supposed to, doing what you are supposed to, not because of inexperience but in order to top the chart.
SarZ
almost 13 years ago
[url=#user_comment_72792]@Doktor42[/url]: That happens to me too (I tank), but I generally make a deal with the healer: you keep me alive, I keep you alive. If you have spare time, heal others, if not, keep only me alive. After clearing trash with only 3 or 4 people alive (healer; tank; 1, maybe 2 dps) they usually learn.
lùnax
almost 13 years ago
Its not that treath is an issue tbh. I play druid tank for 3 years now. But every time I run a random I set skull + cross. Moron dps just dont get the idea behind the skull and cross. Almost every time u see skull die as last mob. Sorry to say so but like most of DPS are just morons or brainless
>_<
almost 13 years ago
p.s. some people play tanks so they can be jerks in random parties, skipping some bosses, ignoring others, because if you kick such an asshole it'll take time to find another one, thus people stick with them even if they dont like it. Though being a healer and dropping him a few times helps.
>_<
almost 13 years ago
[url=#user_comment_72802]@JinseiZetsumei[/url] Actually there are good tanks, but to see one you have to have a few idiots in the team who screw up everything (and then tanks saves the day and kicks the bastards, happy end). Though there are much more bad tanks, who dont care about anything other than 1 mob they hit.
JinseiZetsumei
almost 13 years ago
Tanking. I liked tanking, just like I liked healing. Made me feel useful. But usually as a healer people would say great heals or something around those lines. Tanking on the other hand was a.... TANKless job :D....

yeah I hate myself too.
Talenar - Shattered Hand (ex-wow player 2007-11)
almost 13 years ago
Ha, I was a paladin tank. While I loved my retdps (haters gonna hate) I often tanked because no one else wanted to and hence found myself pushed into it when raiding. I liked it anyway because you knew that if you didnt hold agro and position correctly the whole raid would wipe.
jamesjaeminsong
almost 13 years ago
[url=#user_comment_72777]@Meh[/url]: Yeah this. Tanking, imo, isn't very hard. Its just the process of becoming a good tank is hard when you have to solo PvE with tank, it takes patience.
Doktor42
almost 13 years ago
Holding aggro isn't the reason I don't run random Heroics as a Blood DK anymore, it's jerks who refuse to DPS the right targets and then blame the tank for wipes when they didn't do an encounter correctly that made me quit tanking for all but guildies. Doesn't happen every run, but it enough.
Meh
almost 13 years ago
I don't play WoW, in the MMO(s) I do play tanks have the CCs. The main reason I shy away from tanking is the fact that solo PvE as a tank is painfully slow. Although it's hilarious to gather a pull and let that asshat DD trying to killsteal die by mobs because he doesn't know what taunt looks like.
McButterpants
almost 13 years ago
Querzis has it spot on. It's not so much "hard" to tank as it is "different" if you're accustomed to healing or DPS.
Querzis
almost 13 years ago
Meh, I'm a warrior, I tank sometimes with my off-spec but I really dont like it. I woudnt say its actually harder as much as its a lot more responsabilities. Its just as hard to be a good dps as it is to be a good tank. But if you screw up as a dps, it doesnt matter. Screw up as a tank, someone die.
FormerProtWarrior
almost 13 years ago
Hasn't holding aggro been pretty much a non-issue since WotLK?
Oldster
almost 13 years ago
Back in my day playing EQ1, the holy trinity was Tanker, healer, support; DPS was just a bonus to make stuff go faster.
snapback
almost 13 years ago
what's the name of that birdie thing anyway?
Ekky
almost 13 years ago
Before quitting WoW, I played a Pally. Naturally, I got to experience all 3 roles. And I have to say, while healing allowed me to calm from the usual Ret, being the 'leader' as you walk up to that huge baddy and clash head-on with him simply can't be compared to cowering stand-at-ass DPS. Hella fun.
priest noob
almost 13 years ago
I prefer healing, tanking is fun but try to keep your team alive is more.
RoderickBR
almost 13 years ago
I tend to go for high defense characters, so tank is sorta natural for me, though I only really tanked once in Perfect World, and that's because warriors had a skill that did nothing but attract aggo, so the dps casters could nuke the area around me. I should try the free-sample wow sometime.
Cruel Armpit
almost 13 years ago
I remember only ever getting praises for my healing, probably because I was an elemental specced sham (pvp oriented) and yet I still managed to keep the party alive despite somebody aggroing two groups of adds.
lainofthewired
almost 13 years ago
be a successful tank. Every one had one or two little things that if you didn't take just the right action (and it was different for each one), the party would wipe. UGH. It almost felt like work. If I had the time to study WoW bosses, I'd study for my classes instead. Otherwise, I did have fun.
lainofthewired
almost 13 years ago
Tankin' was pretty easy for me up through normal 5-mans. So long as the healer did their thing, I knew how to keep aggro and take it back if a DPS'r pulled it. I even had fun in PvP. But what really turned me off in Heroic 5-mans and any raids was how I needed to know every boss inside out for me to
Ath
almost 13 years ago
Aa a person devoted to tanking in basically any mmo, I actually feel sorry for most of the dps.
Tank
almost 13 years ago
[url=#user_comment_72698]@BC[/url]: Not until you said "taking the hits while letting everyone else keep you buffed and healed." See, that only lasts until the buffer or healer decides to spontaneously AFK, or a squishy DPSer decides to say "I wonder what happens when I stack ALL the damage buffs." Cue impending disaster.
sailoryue
almost 13 years ago
the only hard part of tanking is when your dpser's take the agro cuz theyre damage is in t he 4 digits and you can barely make it in the higher 4 digit damage. monsters, bosses especially, go after whoever does the most damage. the tank needs to use all its threat skills to prevent that.
Reed
almost 13 years ago
I laugh when I hear this since I've been a bear tank since I started playing. tank'ns the best. you get to say F U to the boss.
almost 13 years ago
I used to play a fighter/monk in the early days of FFXI, in that i used to tank and pull mobs.
However when i started playing WoW tanking had evolved into an art-form that required FAR more work than a standard fun game should require.

Jamison
almost 13 years ago
I don't see why people think tanking is so hard. Well, in Wrath, I got it. The DPS was so over powered then that the mere throught of holding aggro against a decent mage was almost frightening. I love my pally tank and the challenge of relearning how to do it properly every patch. ;)
Satarus
almost 13 years ago
In Vanilla and BC bear tanking was easy. Just mash your main threat key (swipe, mangle or lacerate) and dump extra rage into maul. FFF for your initial threat or if you run out of rage. Only time I ever lost aggro was when the enemy had a deaggro ability or one of the DPS had a huge gear lead.
MagicSN
almost 13 years ago
I play a caster DD as mainchar and a tank as alt, so I know both sides of the medal. To tell
the truth, when DDs "behave" in 5-mans I find it usually much too boring. And yes, losing
aggro to that overgeared Frost DK can be sometimes a bit frustrating, still, one has to try
how to do "better".
Crazy person
almost 13 years ago
I actually tank and the only times they have ever blamed me for epic stupidity when it actually was my fault T_T so i like tanking because i think its even easier than dps i just sit there and annoy everything
herry
almost 13 years ago
Yup, yesterday we wasted several tries at Nefarian because the Hunter was too stupid for MD (Ony went out to search for fine hunter flesh) I admit, if you got a bit of gear tanking is relatively simple.
Nirual
almost 13 years ago
Tanking isn't hard because of game mechanics. It's just that many players want to pew pew everything mindlessly and blame the tank if they pull all the aggro. Or the healer.

And then complain about long dps queues because noone wants to tank or heal for that sort of player.
xeyos
almost 13 years ago
Tanking isn't hard.. tanking is boring.
Im a tank
almost 13 years ago
This whole thing stems back to the fact that grouping trough the LFG system, you are bound to run into morons. LOTS OF THEM. And as a tank keeping said morons alive is hard, really hard. Now in a normal enviroment everyone would ridecule the retard. In wow everyone harasses the tank. /facepalm
I disagree 2
almost 13 years ago
And for gods sake, threath is not the hard part. Keeping your team alive and controling the figth is the hard part.
I disagree
almost 13 years ago
Do the dps and healers REALLY want tanking to be easier? Common people, think about it for a sec. The major reason tanks do what we do, is becaus of the challenge and that we are a key member of the group. If tanking is made easier, all you will have is retarded DK's claiming they soloed RAG!
:D
almost 13 years ago
i laughed so hard to the dog
BC
almost 13 years ago
I've not played an MMO, but I thought tanking was meant to be easy.
Phsyical attack and a lot of defense and get enemy focus on you and then just whack away at them while taking the hits and letting everyone else keep you buffed and healed.
Am I mistaken?
kik
almost 13 years ago
lol
Palm
almost 13 years ago
meh, thats not it at all. It is the lack of challenge that bore them out I think. for a dps there is always room for improvement, you can deal 100 more dps by clever time management and perfecting your rotation. Healers and tanks can only keep people alive. to binary to be a challenge.
Mewt
almost 13 years ago
That's why I'm always the healin' bot.

It's not my fault that the pull was bad and we wipe. I'm just keeping everyone as healthy as possible. You're the idiot for dragging the whole instance to us.
Xada
almost 13 years ago
I agree with Smarre, I have leveled 4 tanks and I hate pugging, too many idiot dps (lets pull for the tank, and blame him for when I die) and healers who have no place healing ("go, i can heal you, wtf you died, obviously your fault").
SarZ
almost 13 years ago
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See that shield? How about I can actually USE it in PvP, like hiding behind it while a flame ball is coming? Or give me more defensive options with a shield instead of a passive dmg reduction?

Why do DPS need all the CC effects? Give them to tanks. DPS will always DPS, give them to tanks!
SarZ
almost 13 years ago
I mostly tank. I like BIG NUMBERS (dps) too, but tanking is fun. What should happen though for tanks is this:
- make tanking valid for grinding, questing and PvP too!

If a tanking skills work in PvP too, or a tank get special skills for PvP only, then more people will tank.
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Smarre
almost 13 years ago
Tanking isn't hard, that's not the reason why there is no tanks in the LFD, it's the idiots you meet in the LFD groups that make me as a tank hate tanking pugs. Of course most of the pugs are ok but the asshat minority who make tanking them living hell make me not to even want to bother...
SaltyKracka
almost 13 years ago
The only reason I ever tank is because dumping all of the aggro onto the DPS idiots who can't shut up for one second about how everything is never their fault makes for great rageface.
People don't tank because
almost 13 years ago
People hate even the modicum of responsibility combined with the fact that, for tanking, it doesn't translate over into other parts of the game.

dps and healing work in pve, pvp, and grinding (for dps. Tanking only works when tanking.

This will not increase the number of tanks in the long run.
Derpadoo
almost 13 years ago
I dunno, I always found tanking to be a lot of fun, never understood the difficulty some people place on it. It was also a safer way to guarantee success in PuGs, and secure more loot.

Then again, the greater population of WoW (and most mmo's) is god awful.
AckAckAck
almost 13 years ago
@Toddius Zho

Simple, the last panes showing a simple toy where it can swing up and down over and over again, and his beak can be used to press a single button.

So the joke here is Tanking is so simple now all you need to do is pressing one simple button.
Userperson
almost 13 years ago
I sure as hell wouldn't group with that tank.

I heard that some guy working at a nuclear power plant left him in charge of the core ventilation. He almost caused a meltdown!
French Fries
almost 13 years ago
WHERE ARE TEH PONIES????? 2 Comics without ponies what has the world come to????????
Toddius Zho
almost 13 years ago
I don't understand the last panel.
Buu
almost 13 years ago
No, it's not easy to be DD.It's a stuoid concept, and those who believe that as a dogma are the ones that piss off people as ElitistTank, and myself.
ElitistTank
almost 13 years ago
is idiot ranged on Akil'Zon and Nalorakk standing 30 yards away instead of closer to the boss, not gimping my DPS with time off target. "Furthest" is relative, not absolute. People don't seem to understand that (not really surprising).
ElitistTank
almost 13 years ago
I like tanking. A lot, actually. But I refuse to babysit idiots who can't be bothered to assist me without a floating lucky charm over a monster's head, who can't CC without the same, and who can't actually use their interrupts. It's much less frustrating as a DPS where all I have to worry about
Warlock myself
almost 13 years ago
Warlocks are sexy, awesome and the best class in WoW. And ever.
Hyle
almost 13 years ago
I think it may bring some people back but the underlying problem is that perceived anonymity cause some people to be downright asshats. I have a friend that plays a dk tank and enjoys it (while I am pretty much burned out) and he aways is surprised that people are just jerks.
>_<
almost 13 years ago
Its easy to be DD, you need no brains and you are free to yell at healer or tank if something happens. Its also tanks fault if you dont focus target coz "he cant hold agro, n00b"

p.s. also, ENGORGE
Shadowfom
almost 13 years ago
The reason people don't like to tank is because the tanks job is to keep people alive, but you can't hold aggro on stupid.
Xeranar
almost 13 years ago
I had to give up WoW for grad school back in 2010 just before Cataclysm. I played since the original open beta and frankly tanking evolved to be easier each step of the way but nobody in their right mind tanks because it's an abusive relationship from the get-go.
CHT
almost 13 years ago
Now there is strip.
Cyclone Duke
almost 13 years ago
No image for a moment because he was just after uploading the comic, and the host site needed a moment to get it up there for show.
Y U No?
almost 13 years ago
Forgot to link the strip huh?
Jenkins
almost 13 years ago
Invisible comic is invisible.
the phantom linker
almost 13 years ago
I'm here, why isn't the strip?