15 February, 2009

I want Holy Charge!

I just finished tanking Heroic Violet Hold and Utgarde Pinnacle, and I couldn't help but find myself wishing I had a charge or an Intervene. I don't mean to whine, considering paladins just got Hand of Reckoning and we're getting omega awesome tanking buffs in 3.1 with silences and the like, but seriously? I want Holy Charge!

There's one pull in Pinnacle where there are two ranged mobs and two melee mobs at the top of a set of stairs. I have to body pull, which causes havoc with the four mobs trying to reposition them. It's one of those times where I hate having to run in and try to pick everything up as my idiot DPS unload into the mobs that I haven't even touched yet. Warriors have a throw, we have a throw. Warriors have a Shield Wall, we have a Shield Wall. I want Holy Charge!

The animation would be absolutely preposterous, imagine Holy Shield shining all over the pally's legs. It would look like The Flash wearing plate, streaking forward to shield slam his foes...

Paladins have a lot of novel tanking abilities, and we've complained enough about our lack of a single target taunt, and we eventually got it. I'm hoping if we complain enough about the lack of a charge, we'll get one, or something at least close. I don't want all the tanking classes to be completely the same, but I'm hoping we'll reach a point where all the tanking classes are equal in different ways.

13 February, 2009

The Flow of Things

Just popped in to write up a quick post before Naxx10. I've been trying to find my groove lately with this whole blogging endeavour, and I've realized a few things as I was reading around the nets.

My post ideas, the ones that I think have the most value, are long, involved, and written like graduate-level thesis papers. I'm a theorycrafter at heart, and that was influencing both my post length and content. I was tending to write posts that were better used being posted on Elitist Jerks. While theorycrafting is great, I need to learn to separate the two. I'm starting to get a feel for what content I want on my blog. The really intense theorycraft is best posted on EJ, and all the things that would get me banned from EJ (lol insane mods much?) I can post about all the fun stuff I do in the game that has no real place on EJ.

I think I'm basically going to use my blog as a way to reflect on my experiences ingame. I've been reading Anea's blog over here (go read it!) and I like her style. I'm going to save the intense, consuming theorycraft posts for Elitist Jerks, and have fun over here. I think it'll be good for me.

(All said and done, please don't hesistate to ask me for help with math-intensive theorycraft. It's what I do best and I'm more than willing to crunch numbers for anyone who needs it.)

Time to go tank me some Naxx10. See you all in Azeroth!