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I can't remember why we were in Upper Blackrock Spire

I scoured my accumulated screenshots for a picture of one of my tanks with a nice pile of corpses and sadly that’s the best I found. I think it must have been a Jenkins run shortly after patch 3.0 hit.

I started off covering boss tanking partially because it was kindest to my beloved warrior, but after another stress-filled trip through heroic Halls of Reflection I thought it was time to dig into how most tanks actually spend their time.

My general feeling going into this was that warriors have less reliable group threat tools with paladins and death knights in particular able to put out a lot more area threat with less work.

Today I’m going to go over the tools the different tanks have for group threat and how well these actually work.

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I’m sure this will get less funny after a couple more instance runs but it hasn’t happened yet.

I’ve discovered a great macro for Tauren death knights:

/cast Horn of Winter
/moo

Refreshing this buff every three minutes has become less tedious.

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I currently have four level 80 toons with tanking specs and the gear to tank heroics or better. Consequently I’ve been thinking about the differences between the four tanking classes, and partially inspired by a BBB post thought I’d give my take on how they compare.

At first I thought I’d go into too much detail about the strengths and weaknesses of each one but I found it too easy to get into a rant about why warriors are hard to play and the other tanking classes are easy.

But really, I like all my tanks. Even the two who are poorly-disguised healers.

So instead, I looked at what they have to do while tanking a boss and see how they differ, both in terms of what they have to do and what they can do.

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Love at first sight

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Saturday Dinner

Regis and I hit the grocery store Saturday morning and I was inspired for something tasty.  Since it was a tad too windy for BBQ,  we picked up a roast to roast!  Something we had never tried before.

I am a fail girl – I am a noob in the kitchen.  However, I am good at suggesting new things to try… or rather, new things for Regis to try to cook!  Of course, all of my suggestions usually rely on calling our mothers for their expert advice and experience in the kitchen!  Sure, we had vague ideas of what had to be done but you can’t down a raid boss on vague ideas alone!

MoMWiki has never let us down yet!  After a call to the Mom, we had confirmed our plan for supper and I prepared the veggies ahead of time.

Our roast would take 2 hours to cook and based on the time of the day, we calculated we had 1 to 1.5 hours before we should start cooking.  So we headed to Azeroth.

That was our first mistake.  🙂

The 2nd mistake was not understanding what exactly Regis meant when he said “This is taking too long.”  He had joined a pug but I was too busy with playing with my own character to notice.

1.5 hours later I say “We should start supper”.  I turn to Regis and finally notice that he’s in a 25man ToC raid.

At this point, one only had one option.

To cancel supper plans officially in favour of him having a chance to finish ToC 25M, something he had never done before.

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