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Re: Welcome

Postby Alixander » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:13 pm

Not so much an "I'm new here" but an "I'm here again!"

Back in tBC I was my guild's main tank, though my guild was primarily limited to 10-man raids I did the occasional 25-man as a tank with a friend who was in one of the leading guilds on the server.

When WotLK went live, I was mezmerized by Death Knights and the promise of a limitless resourse along with a closer blending of a DPS role and a Tanking role (specifically the ability to change Presences and how a tank specced DK could actually put out half-way decent DPS).

Over the course of the last year or so I have not only become less enchanted by what a DK brings to the table, but that I was and just am a plain better tank as a Paladin. That combined with many changes including Protection Paladins getting a massive overhaul and the addition of the dual spec function have caused what few reasons I chose a DK over a Paladin nullified.

So I've brought Alixander, my Paladin tank out of retirement and gotten him up to 80 and am gearing him up in prep for raiding with him again. So I'm back!
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Re: Welcome

Postby Kayless » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:25 am

Just a quick hi and thanks.

I'm still just a young Hordlet but I've learnt so much from reading some of the posts and guides here. If anyone finds themselves on EU Defias Brotherhood feel free to say hello... :wink:

Keep up the great work guys and gals!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Welcome

Postby Carabas » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:18 am

Just a quick hello and thanks from a fellow tankadin.
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Re: Welcome

Postby Jerex » Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:29 am

Hey everyone. I just started playing a paladin (as you can see by my signature) and am trying to learn all I can. Any help on my spec, gear (when it becomes relevant), etc. would be appreciated. Great site and thanks!
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Re: Welcome

Postby bretmichal » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:59 pm

Hello Everyone,
I am new to this forum.
I from IT field. I am using internet and forums from last 3 years.
I love to play chess and watch movies.
I want to thank administrator for giving us the space for sharing our knowledge.
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Re: Welcome

Postby Sanktus » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:27 am

Hello, first time poster, long time lurker .
Just thought i'd drop by and say hi.

Thanks for the great site.
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Re: Welcome

Postby Lumerian » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:36 am

HI, I'm pretty new to he forum universe, and I'm very excited to learn and share knowledge here, Thanks
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Re: Welcome

Postby Lycius » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:33 pm

Thanks for all the good info!
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Re: Welcome

Postby Tarl » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:03 am

Hello everyone,

I've been lurking here since about 6 weeks before WoLK and I figured I should say Hello. I have been playing WoW since December 2007. I started on a 10-day trial account and was hooked. I was capped at level 20, in just a few days. I had to go buy the full game. :D

I wanted to say a big "THANK YOU" to all the great work that has been done by the members of this forum. It has really helped me and some of my fellow tankadins, on the Arygos server.

I can be found as Tarl on the Arygos-US server if anyone finds themselves on there.

Thanks again,

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Hello from a dwarf ( Vek'nilash )

Postby kilkeni » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:28 pm

Hey everyone,

I ve been lurking and learning for a while around the forums, thought I d drop a line to say hello and thank everyone who's keeps this great community alive, sharing their skills and knowledge with noobz like myself :P

JUST made it to dual spec Ret/Prot and only 71 so that allows me another 9 levels to learn what tanking really is about in WoW and work on my talent trees. I played EQ1 (Karana>Rathe>Antonius Bale) from beta to around 07 high end content, raiding, guild leader and raid leader, I never will be a hardcore player again but regardless I love WoW and want to learn to play as a decent tank and dps.

keep on tanking !

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Re: Hello from a dwarf ( Vek'nilash )

Postby Barathorn » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:33 am

Hello and welcome.

Make yourself at home, don't feed any trolls and make sure you pay attention to where you should post what :wink: .

Enjoy your stay!

[This should have gone in the introductions thread in the sticky at the top of the general forum :wink: ]

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Re: Welcome

Postby Newsin » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:08 pm

Err double Post.
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Re: Welcome

Postby Newsin » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:09 pm

Hey everyone,

Hey folks! New to the forums not to the game. However I do have to say that I do not have a Paladin as of yet.. Actually I am making one here tonight. After a much needed break from the game, I thought it would be nice to try something different for awhile. Hope I can be of some use as I get more familiar with the Paladin. I'm sure Ill be budding with questions as the time goes on but no worries I know how to use the search function.

Anyway, Cya around. Take care and happy hunting!
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Re: Welcome

Postby Vycera » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:17 am


Just wanted to introduce myself. My main spec is actually a Healadin, but as soon as I get that speced up enough my off spec is Prot. I tanked all the way up to 80, but as soon as I hit heroics I found myself a much better geared healer than tank. Eventually though I would love to get into a tank role. I play on Kirin Tor US and am in Pig and Whistle, so if you ever see me online feel free to send me a tell, especially if you need a healer for something!
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Re: Welcome

Postby kraid » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:39 pm


Kraid from Quelthalas US (Latin america section)

just started playing a tankadin 25 days, 1 hour, 25 minutes ago (not counting lvling time).

so far so good, this seems like a really nice forum, I have been lurking around here for some time now and indeed I want to te part of this forum comunity.
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Re: Welcome

Postby DumpsterMummy » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:27 am

hey there, been lurking for a couple weeks getting some good info for my brand new 80 pally. figured i would at least say hi.
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Re: Welcome

Postby Otuel » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:11 am


First off, thank you everyone for the thorough work you do. Here, I can get high quality and timely information without having to deal with EJ type attitudes.

A human Pally was my first toon in vanilla and I leveled him as holy since I reasoned if he could heal himself better it would be harder to kill him. Of course it was harder killing anything else either. I finally hit 60 about 2 months before BC hit and when the restructure of talents hit I respecced prot and have been that way ever since.

I am now in a steady 10 man raid team (horde side) that raids once a week for 2.5 hours. I know that is very different from what most of you do but it works for our schedules. Since time is limited for us, it is important that everyone does their homework so that we can be as efficient as possible.

Fortunately I have you guys. Thanks again.

Otuel / Protection / Earthen Ring (US)
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Re: Welcome

Postby DW_tankaholic » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:09 pm

Hi everyone,

I've been reading this forum for quite some time and I have employed alot of the strategies I've learned here on my warrior. I recently rolled a paladin and figured I should start contributing to the community. I look forward to seeing you on the battle field.

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Re: Welcome

Postby Accelerator » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:43 pm

Well hello! I've found this website because I am in desperate need of information. I'm a huntard, and a very experienced player (BC raider), but I've never had a pally nor tanked for that matter. Recently a friend quit and gifted me his account, his main happend to be a tankadin. I came here because I want to raid with this toon in our alt raids, etc and I know nothing about pallies much less protection ones. So I need to learn everything from scratch.

I look forward to working with you guys. =]
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Re: Welcome

Postby Dibdib » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:44 pm


I've been reading a little while - my "main" is a gnome arcane mage but I like my tankadin so much that the mage hardly gets a look in. My pally is currently 84 and has been specced Prot from scratch, and has been levelled 99% tanking in dungeons (with the occasional battleground lately).

Now I'm getting close to reaching 85 and the real fun started, I wanted to learn all the stuff I need to know and here seems to be the best place to do it :)

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Re: Welcome

Postby Nioknight » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:21 pm


Been playing my Prot Paladin since mid Wrath and just now got caught up with high End Game raiding. So I thought that I could listen to all the theorycrafting and stuff going on here, it's great.

Me: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/m ... ght/simple

Thanks for all the Info!
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Re: Welcome

Postby Forboden » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:38 am

Hi. I'm a 34 yr old husband adn father of one. I work as a graphic designer and cartoonist (probably nothing you know) in E-town, Kentucky.

I am also The World's Oldest n00b. In order to explain what I mean I'll give you a brief history of my time playing WoW:
I've been Playing WoW since launch. I leveled my first toon (a hunter) to 60 purely through grinding because I was simply too intimidated by the idea of questing. I finally decided to give questing a try around the second year of play and was hooked. That said, there was no way I was setting foot in one of those dungeons people didn't seem to want to shut up about. There was just too much that could go wrong there and I didn't want it on my head. Eventually thought dungeon finder came along and I screwed up my courage to give it a try. I began experimenting with a Protection Paladin but queuing up as dps. No one was happy to see me in a DPS slot but I secretly knew I was doing them all a favor. There was no way I was having all their deaths on my head over and over and HEY, now I was running actual dungeons right? Things were good.

Then something happened. My wife started playing. She got hooked fast and she had way more balls than I ever did at her level of skill. She wanted to do it all and she wanted to do it now! However, I'd managed to developed some modicum of skill over the years while my wife was still mouse clicking her abilities. I knew she'd need close guidance and if she insisted on going into dungeons right out of the gate, I wasn't going to let her do it alone.

And that's how my first tank was born.

Playing Forboden I quickly discovered that the fear which had always kept me from throwing myself into the game (the fear of fucking things up) had become my greatest strength. I studied hard and watched a ton of youtube vids. I asked a million questions and lived in dungeons from level 15 to level 85 (I've barely left Stormwind) I was not going to let my wife or the rest of my group down because of laziness or fear. I have since become a pretty successful tank and am looking forward to trying my hand at raid content.

I'm always on the look out for new tanking resources though, because a good tank is always growing, and stumbling across this site was like an epic world drop(hurr-hurrrrr). You guys do an awesome job and I love the atmosphere. I hope to contribute usefully and continue to benefit from the wealth of knowledge housed here.

-Tanks a bunch
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Re: Welcome

Postby MrDiamondJ » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:41 pm

Hey all! I've been playing WoW for about two years now. A friend of mine I used to work with kept bugging me to get into it (he has since quit the game after playing it daily for six years straight), but I never figured I'd enjoy it. However, I was curious, and finally took the plunge after buying vanilla WoW on sale for $5.00 on Amazon. The rest, as they say, is history. I've been playing steadily ever since and I'm not looking back.

Currently my main is a Ret Pally, but I've been slowly accumulating tanking gear in order to make the jump from DPS to tanking. DPS is fine but I'm a little burnt out on it, and frankly I think I'll enjoy tanking a lot more once I become semi-competent. I've never done any end-game raiding, and I'm pretty much a noob at Heroics, but my goal is to eventually tank well enough to participate in end-game content.

Very glad to be here.
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Re: Welcome

Postby Ayronna » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:36 am

Hello all,
I've been playing WoW ever since Vanilla. Even though I've been playing priest in WotLK (Shadow mainly) and druid (dps, tank ánd healer) in Cata, I still like being a paladin as well, playing Dwarf and Blood elf at the moment. I've levelled most palas as tank, though I've tried healing as well. But I just love to run in and smash things to pieces, so tank is the best spec for me!

Anyway, hoping to get my tanking knowledge up a bit more, both as pala and druid.
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Re: Welcome

Postby Darklya » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:59 am

Heya all,

I've been reading the forums on and off since wraith, but recently got back into the game with a scroll of Res so. Since then I've been playing my pally more than my other toons. Just here for some great advice.

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