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Postby Wes » Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:40 am

Wes, 70 pally tankadin of the farstriders server signing on! And arguably the best and most well known paladin tank on farstriders.

Look forward to acctully seeing some good info on pally tanking. Seems every WoW forum eventully dies off to trolls, this i find really annoying.
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Postby Glyhelm » Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:06 pm

Since everyone one else is doing it, I'll introduce myself. I've been playing Glyhelm since open beta. Went from one to 60 as a tankadin, eventually admitted that I was more use to my guild as a healbot in raids and respecced a few months later. When I first saw the talent preview for BC, I respecced and farmed up the whole Deathbone Guardian set.

Now I'm one of two pally tanks in our guild. (other one is the guild master, and I'm the guild officer in charge of raid strategies so I KNOW I'm going to get a chance to see what I can do in Burning Crusade dungeons) As a guild we're just about to start Karazhan runs.

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Postby Higan » Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:28 pm

Nice site. I'll be checking this out regularly.
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Postby Nebuchadneza » Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:45 pm

Hey all,

This forum has the makings of a very powerful player driven knowledge base. :) I'm still noob to the Pally class (almost 69 now though as a Blood Elf) but have played since Beta as a Rogue so I can appreciate both sides of the spectrum. I'm here to learn and I feel I'm in the right place :D
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Postby Endure » Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:21 am

My name is Endure.

I'm from Greymane.

I tank stuff.

:D
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Postby Strom » Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:49 am

My name is Strom

I am from Emerald Dream

I also tank stuff
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Postby Furiouso » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:41 am

Furiouso of Aggramar

Tanking since it became cool, sorry was a healbot before and then a retnoob.

I just want to say thanks for creating this forum, it's far and away better than browsing through all the trash on the WoW pally forums.
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Postby Kathryn » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:00 pm

Hi all...
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Postby Lore » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:13 pm

Hi, I'm Lore, and I'm an alcoholic...

I am the tank Role Officer for Months Behind (http://mb.jmhsoft.com), a chronic theorycrafter, and just masochistic enough that I have to be taking damage on whatever character I'm playing (which goes real well on my priest)! Been playing Horde since WoW release, but always liked the concept behind the Paladin class, so when TBC was released I rushed Lore to 70 as a Tankadin.

I'm also an avid forum troll, so a forum where I can crunch numbers with other Tankadins is the closest I can get to watching porn at work without actually watching porn at work. Very much looking forward to participating here =)
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Postby Glyhelm » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:33 pm

Lore wrote:Been playing Horde since WoW release, but always liked the concept behind the Paladin class, so when TBC was released I rushed Lore to 70 as a Tankadin.


Glad to meet you Lore...but I have to say, as someone who's stayed with one real main character, and that a paladin, since open beta; this kinda hit me harder than I thought it would.

"What!!?! A HORDE paladin! Blasphemy!"

Looking forward to theorycrafting with you, but just know I'd kill you on sight if I saw you PvP flagged. :D
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Postby Lore » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:43 pm

Glyhelm wrote:Looking forward to theorycrafting with you, but just know I'd kill you on sight if I saw you PvP flagged. :D


No you wouldn't.

I'd bubblehearth.
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Postby Aergis » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:57 pm

Hehe, bumped into my first BE pally in a combat situation outside of Kara last night. Didn't realize what he was, until I started hitting him.

Then I stopped, since it was pointless. Neither of us would ever kill the other, so after 4 or 5 seconds of swinging at each other, we both just laughed and continued on.
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Postby Kathryn » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:06 pm

I have about the same profile as Lore... Chronic Theorycrafter... Rushed Kath to 70..

I was an alliance Hunter on Day 1.. >.>; Hated alliance moved to the horde made a shaman.. played it till we splatered in Naxx didn't get a boss down since ppl and TBC on the verge of coming out.. I made a paladin to lvl 30 see if i liked it before TBC to *know* what i was getting into.. loved every minute of it..

So the first week TBC came off i assumed server instability so played on the evenings after work.. got to lvl 15 on friday night.. Then i played all day sat to lvl 29. And all day sunday to lvl 36 and took the week off and got to 57 on the next friday. That friday night my guild summoned me to Thrallmar and i ran Ramparts 4 times to take me from 57 to 58 and started questing in outlands.

Next week was back to work.. leveling got slower but i hit 70 3 weeks after TBC, clocking at 10days, 22hours of /played for 1-70.

The only Blood elf that hit 70 before me on Durotan was a BE hunter and i was a day behind...

Well that's me...
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Thanks

Postby Aerieus » Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:15 pm

I wanted to say thank you for this site, it is a great idea.

I am new to the paladin tank, as i am currently leveling my tank to raid with the guild i am in (they do kara now).
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great forum

Postby Hemic » Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:16 pm

Awesome site, thanks for getting it up and running. I just started my blood elf pally (veterans can make fun of me now :P) and the information here is invaluable for tanking.

I'm still not sure whether I will be MT or heal/OT hybrid but even knowing this info to work with a paladin tank and knowing their strengths/weakness is very helpful.

I've tanked a few outlands instances now (ramps and bf) and it was fun but very tough, after reading these posts I see many things that I did wrong :) My background is as a holy priest healing up through karazhan so it is very cool getting to see the otherside of instancing.
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yay

Postby DracAlexstrasza » Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:20 pm

So happy to find this forum. ^_^


Just downed High King Maulgaur as mt and it made me double check my numbers... which led me here. Nice to find other prot pallys.

Wish me luck on nightbane this week. 37% after 5 attempts, but ran out of time before the Gruul's lair run.
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Re: yay

Postby Lorath » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:39 am

DracAlexstrasza wrote:Just downed High King Maulgaur as mt

Huge grats mate :)
It makes me glad to hear we can do that aswell, best of luck to you and yer mates on the coming Nightbane attempts!
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Postby Aergis » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:55 am

Wish me luck on nightbane this week. 37% after 5 attempts, but ran out of time before the Gruul's lair run.


Good luck! Just downed him last night as MT. The Panzar'thar Breatplate is MINE! :D
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Postby Kathryn » Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:08 pm

Aergis wrote:
Wish me luck on nightbane this week. 37% after 5 attempts, but ran out of time before the Gruul's lair run.


Good luck! Just downed him last night as MT. The Panzar'thar Breatplate is MINE! :D


Grats!
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Postby Anatheme » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:57 pm

Hi.
as the sig says, I used to be known under the name Anatheme. Played Druid on US servers at the release and i was among the first resto specced 10k armor bears to fish around.
Things went by, I loved playing druid, tried myself a bit at everything, but fell in love with the idea of "alternate tanking". Due to community denial tho, i ended up leaving the US servers to join RL friends on a EU serv. Played as a Warlock since it was the only class i couldnt beat in duel at the time, and that no one argue about what spec a demonist should be so long as they dps.

came tbc and i turned into a BE Paladin.

because my guild wanted paladins for raids.
because i wanted to look sexy (and dang, plate is so sexy sometimes)
because i wanted to go back to being an hybrid and back when i was struggling claws and fangs to be recognized as a druid tank (among my accomplishements as such, i was the tank of the first group in full blue gear to complete the 45 mins strat run of my server) i had often been told i should have been a paladin.

I leveled from 1 to 40 as retrib spec, and switched to protect as soon as i could touch holy shield. went up to 60 and tanked thru all the normal 5 man instances except arcatraz as i leveled up in some wierd AoE group (Warlock, Elem Sham, Hunter and pick up healer often traumatized by the murder madness our group was) At 70, i became the last rave for my guild's warlocks who were farming thrallmar rep for the stormcaller, tanking thru the normal instance pulling packs two by two and seeding away (my personal best was holding aggro on the whole corridor way thru 8 seeds of corruption before the last remaining mobs took off toward the two warlocks in the party).

Downed Nightbane being a healer with a 20/41/0 spec and relatively inadequat gear for such a spec before being convinced by my palapouf (read palabitch) leader to respec fully into Holy spec for raiding purpose and heroic instancing until i'd have "geared up". Recently after downing Gruul, my guild came into a Warrior's shortage and since the officers had kept in mind my tank gear was collecting dust in my bank and i had been whiney ever since i had respecced into Holy (even tho that earned me invites in lots of heroic runs and successful arena teams), I was asked/offered to respec into Protection again and "see how it turns".

Since then, I've successfully main healed an Heroic Mechanar (had a shadowpriest regen bot tho) with only two wipes on the last boss, letting me claim respeccing into protection had only diminished my "endurance" in healing (wow, i need skill now to manage my mana and heal in instance instead of just spamming away a 35% crit holy light), I've successfully tanked Heroic Rempart with both CC heavy and CC lacking groups, Heroic Mechanar, Heroic Shadowlab and some more instances.
As far as raids go, I'm in healing gear for Maulgar/Gruul and Magtheridon's thrash, I'm tanking Magtheridon's second add and assist healing/cube clicking on our successful Magtheridon's kills, and i'm expecting to be mostly healing in the next Karazan run i'll do, with a bit of OTing here and there.

All in all, i'm a happy paladin feeling "2k hps too low and anti-fear impaired to be a raid MT" but happily offtanking in raid and MTing in instances, fullfilling what i believe to be an Hybrid's role.

Hello everyone *smiles* that was quite a long introduction, but I've been pretty proud of it lately and wanted to share it with anyone here who cares about that.
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Postby Bausk » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:45 am

Bausk, 70 Paladin, Bloodscalp server.

I've quickly become the guild's "token Paladin Tank" as I'm the only one in our guild who has put in the time and effort into collecting tanking gear and actively tanking Heroics and have been allowed to offtank and do some maintanking in Karazhan. Hopefully things will improve when and if they decide to change or buff our talents.
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Postby Shadowhamer » Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:59 pm

hail and Well met fellow brothers of protection.

I am Shadowhamer, of the guild Victori te Salutant of Monnoroth.

Been a prot pally since 2004, as I level this toon to be a sword and board user, when prot was still a "You spec what ??" build. Been doing 5 mans, and a few heroics, but work scheduale, and a mostly EU raid scheduale has not mix well.

My guilds only Prot paladin, I have had to sally fourth and change the minds of those who think we cannot tank. Shinning momemt; when I was moved to the 3rd rotation of Mag orc kills, because the Warrior there kept dying. (BTW) I Lived until we wiped on Mag.
Hopefully I can get in kara and do some tanking, but in the meanwhile, doing 5 mans/heroics for items/rep. Practice makes perfect.

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Postby ari » Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:42 pm

gday tankadins.

just come back to the game after several months off; very happy to find out TBC pallys can tank effectively so have decided to have a crack at prot for something different and fun to do... so far finding it a lot of fun and quite gratifying.

my guild is about midway through kara - so certainly not pushing any new content or anything; but its great to find a site like this that will help me develop into a successful tank while i get my way to 70 and my toon into some good gear.

look forward to wasting away my work hours reading up on here :D
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Postby eia » Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:58 am

Hiya all. :)

I've been a tankadin for about a year now, after I respecced because I had too poor gear for retri and found holy light-spamming boring. (I've tried both, and am leveling 2 more paladins to try all specs out properly :wink: )
Started out tanking in 5-mans in Judgement, but started to get a crack at other instances once the prot tree got some goodies.
Leveled as prot, which was a great choice, since I got to tank quite a few instances while leveling, impressing my guild mates enough so that I now feel wanted as tank in heroics, Kara and Gruul's. (That's how far we've come so far)

Been annoyed lately on the paladin forums since it's just been too much whine and not enough tankadin posts, so finding this forum really made my day. :)
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Postby Vanifae » Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:45 am

New Tankadin well new to these boards, main tanked through Prince in Kara.

This sounds like the site I have been looking for.
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