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How well are tankadins accepted on your servers?

People are years lag behind here and almost no one ever want tankadins here
4
2%
Some people like tankadins but many people still prefer warrior tanks
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28%
Most people accept tankadins, warrior tanks and druid tanks equally
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45%
Most people actually prefer tankadins over other tanks here!
40
25%
 
Total votes : 162

Postby Rumpleminze » Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:42 pm

So far, IME, Tankadins are widely accepted on Area 52 for 5 mans/heroics. I'm only running normal 5 mans now but often get random tells asking me to tank heroics as well. I know in alot of cases pugs ask for or prefer pallies to tank but it seems like a adequate pally tank can make up for even the worse dps players in situations where its just a plain nightmare for other tank classes.
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Postby Blutreich » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:15 pm

where is the
"½ the server thinks pallys are OP for tanking and ½ think warriors should MT(some believe both)"
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Postby Vacalline » Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:34 am

Here on Earthen Ring EU, it's just equal really (which is a good thing).








Except when it comes to heroics. ^^

Perhaps that will change in WotLK. Or not. Probably not...
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Postby UMIO » Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:37 am

On my server (dreadmaul) pallys get alot of Love for heroics and 10 mans because you don't need CC and we make runs twice as fast when geared
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Postby Norrath » Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:15 am

Vacalline wrote:Here on Earthen Ring EU, it's just equal really (which is a good thing).


And it's equal on both Alliance and Horde, apparently. ;)
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Postby Constantine » Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:13 am

Grehn|Skipjack wrote:Malorne won't discriminate against you if you tank as a Paladin, but try to dps as a Shaman and the flaming crosses start to appear.


This.

My main is a T4 geared Enhancement Shaman, and I get NO love in heroics. That is one of the major reason I rolled a tankadin.

As far as acceptance on Thunderhorn, I have no problems at all. I wouldn't say that people prefer tankadins overall, but I am readily accepted as a tank, whatever I am doing.
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Postby spelltank » Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:42 pm

Its kinda hard to tell to be honest.
I mean, Prot pallys are easily the tank of choice for pugs, but thats only because most pugs are for 5/10mans, and pallys are easily the best tanks for them.

As for 25mans, i'm not really sure what the high end guilds think - My guild likes them, even though we have a few nub holy rerolls (one bought the 75 badge WARRIOR legs, and put spellthread on it :S ), but it may be because one of our raid leaders is a prot pally.
That said, i cant talk for other guilds which have progressed further (we're around t5 ish)
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Postby Stupendous » Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:07 pm

yay! im the only one that thinks tankadins are teh suck!
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Postby Yukionna » Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:23 pm

Voted 1 for raids/top guilds recruiting.

For instances/heroics it's pretty even, although you get the occasional people that think pally tanks are a joke.

ZA is 50/50.. some people refuse to take pallies.

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Postby Levantine » Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:25 pm

Heroics and Kara is all about Paladins. 25mans still show heavy favor to Warriors.
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Postby moduspwnens » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:48 pm

Levantine wrote:Heroics and Kara is all about Paladins. 25mans still show heavy favor to Warriors.


This is pretty much the case.
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Postby Arnax » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:16 am

Levantine wrote:Heroics and Kara is all about Paladins. 25mans still show heavy favor to Warriors.


So true. In heroics and 10-mans, people love the pally tank. In 25-mans, we tank murlocs.
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Postby ulushnar » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:24 am

Levantine wrote:Heroics and Kara is all about Paladins. 25mans still show heavy favor to Warriors.


Yep, and that's why this "survey"'s (a one question poll =/= a survey) doomed to failure from the outset. The amount of Tankadins doing 5-10 man content is much greater than those doing 25-man content. Ironically, it's the ones in the 25-mans who are having the most problems with acceptance.
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Postby PsiVen » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:00 am

That's not ironic, it's causality :P There are fewer raiders because they have more problems with acceptance.

The folks I've played with directly have been really good about tankadins, but few others were. Particularly on Tichondrius alliance side the vibe I get is that paladins have no respect at all for 25-mans there. It's unfortunate, and WotLK may change their minds but not their hearts.
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Postby Andurin » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:24 am

My view on Emerald Dream (EU) is "Some people like tankadins but many people still prefer warrior tanks"

Thats mostly in everything, only raid that people WANT paladins is Zul Aman, because their to lazy to watch their treath during AoE sessions :roll:
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