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Postby Karnah » Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:11 pm

Hello, im karnah, or benjiman, whichever you may prefer. I hail from england and currently reside on Executus EU.

Ive been a paladin since i and the core of my guild restarted roughly half way through tbc, as the original main tank of the guild wanted to not tank at the start of our raiding. Prior to that i was a priest for the entire of my wow time. Ive been around the block, at the top (Nihilum) and bottom (guildless worming into other guilds raids!) of raiding over my time, and feel i have a fairly good insight into raiding and peoples attitudes to such. This has made me a very good peacekeeper within the mid-level guild which i have spent the majority of my wow-time within.

Anyway, after so long i find it unlikely many people read these anymore, but salutations to the people who do! :)
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Postby anthony » Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:50 pm

Karnah wrote:Hello, im karnah, or benjiman, whichever you may prefer. I hail from england and currently reside on Executus EU.

Ive been a paladin since i and the core of my guild restarted roughly half way through tbc, as the original main tank of the guild wanted to not tank at the start of our raiding. Prior to that i was a priest for the entire of my wow time. Ive been around the block, at the top (Nihilum) and bottom (guildless worming into other guilds raids!) of raiding over my time, and feel i have a fairly good insight into raiding and peoples attitudes to such. This has made me a very good peacekeeper within the mid-level guild which i have spent the majority of my wow-time within.

Anyway, after so long i find it unlikely many people read these anymore, but salutations to the people who do! :)

another englander /salute :D
Chat-killer at your service.
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Postby luebeck » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:27 pm

So been poking around here for a while for any tips on tanking/gear whatever figured i should go ahead and make an account and share some of the things i have learned.

My first character was an alliance paladin that i tried to tank with that was a horrible mess and after messing around on other classes i went back to the paladin this time on the horde side, which i must say has been a much more pleasant experience
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Postby Baxil » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:20 pm

Been browing these for a long time and finally decided to sign up, been prot since 10 when i made this char 2 years ago, got some tbc raids done, ZA and all of t4 and have protted my way to 80 :D, look forward to posting and meeting ya all :)
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Postby Giannis » Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:31 pm

Hello there :P

My name is Giannis(or john in english) and I come from Athens,Greece.

I have been browsing this site for a quite long time,and finally i signed up!
You guys have been a great help with all your work here and advice,and you are such a fantastic and active community!

I play wow since June 2006 and paladin was the class I made,and havent regret it,because I just love the Paladin lore,class and everything that have to do with it.I never done any serious playing(or raiding for that matter) as school and afternoon(night kinda) lessons didnt let me,however with the new start of Wotlk i expect to change all that(even though school and lessons still exist :D )
I am level 77 now,and hope to get 80 before Christmas

I dont know if I would be a tankadin if that site didnt exist,cause you gave so much info and guides and support(tbc) when the Tankadin didnt have the place it holds now.


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Postby zandoff » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:44 am

Hello everyone.

I thought I actually ought to register given that I've been getting great information and advice from the site for a while now.

It's refreshing to find a tidy well organised site with well organised and vetted information, rather than the common immature banter on so many sites.

I've been playing prot paladin for about 18 months now and MT and OT for our guild in raids, as well as some fill in healing pally love.

I work in the UK as a doctor, which takes up too much of my WOW time :P My wife also plays and is more addicted than me on her resto druid.

I wanted to post just to say a big thanks for this very well maintained, very useful resource and here's hoping I may be able to contribute.
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Postby Xalidor » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:39 am

Hey all...like the folks above, been trolling here for a while, and decided to register and make my presence "official". :roll: Love the site, especially as I'm new to tanking (respecced to prot about 2 weeks ago). I am loving the challenge tanking presents; have been dps up until this point. Just started the heroics with my guildies, and it has been interesting to say the least. Looking forward to trading info with all you maintankadins!


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Postby Paiid » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:14 pm

Helllloooo :D
Same story here...Been trolling for a while and was really blown away at the helpfulness of all the other tankadins. It's really nice to find a place to talk pally tanking other than the "omgwtfn00b" nonsense of the official forums.

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Postby Paladintank » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:47 am

Hey all, been on these forums for months now, maybe more, everytime i asked my Guilds (former) MT a question he told me to come here, so i did... Figured its time i joined and tried to help others the way you've helped me...
Thanks and keep up the good work.
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Postby Fallenangelx » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:07 am

Awesome site here guys, will probably be on it quite a bit. :D!
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Postby Anzer » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:33 am

Hello, lowish level Tankadin here. I've been checking up on these forums for the past few months, decided to finally post and make myself know.

Anzer of Altar of Storms
There's no place I can be
Since I found Serenity
But you can't take the sky from me...

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Postby Wartorne » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:40 am

Hey everyone,

Long time reader just decided to make an account today. I've tanked/DPS'd all the new content through naxx 25. I am able to access this Forum from work /cheer. I am currently in Qatar with not much to do so i'll be on here a lot i just wanted to say hello and thanks for a great Forum :D
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Postby Aubade » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:18 am

So i've been posting on these boards past couple days, might as well introduce myself =D

I'm Deathwingsz/Aubade, I come from Bloodscalp US. I like long walks on the beach and pina colada's.....Err, wrong topic, my bad.

uh for the most part been a prot pally since TBC although it was my alt for Kara/ZA. Raided 6/6 sunwell with my mage, finally decided to switch mains with wrath since dps is a loljokelol. I mainly read forums at work (which is where i am right now =O) so yeah.... Hi =]
- Awbade Level 85 Human Paladin - <Tsunami> Frostmourne - Retired.
- Aubade Level 88+ Blood Elf Paladin - BloodScalp - Casual
- Awbade Level 85+ Blood Elf Death Knight - BloodScalp - Casual
- Awbabe Level 85+ Undead Mage - BloodScalp - Casual
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Postby elite » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:10 am

Hi ,

My name's Ray . I play a Prot pala sinds TBC and have been trolling your forums ever sinds ... now after all thsi time ive finaly decided to sign up and contribute ( or hope to anyway)

im from belgium . my curent charaters are a 80 pala , 80 lock , 80 hunter , 80 DK the pala beeign the main ... the others are just quest farm bots tbh ...

anywas that it so far ^^
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Postby Meteor » Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:24 am

Hey, been reading these forums for a long time, thought it was finally time to make a profile here.

Little bit about my Char, started off shortly after BC launched and worked my way into a guild and into one of the main tank jobs. Worked through Kara and made it to Mid BT/MH before Wrath hit. With Wrath been main tanking once again and have cleared most 10 and 25 man content.

Always been a fan of the site, has great info, community and insight into everything.

P.S. I might be Canadian
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Postby Malthrax » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:27 am

Long time lurker, first time poster.


Malthrax, from Farstriders (a.k.a. Failstriders)
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Postby Jutul » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:06 pm

Hello all, long time browser of this site, first time poster, just joined today finally.<p> Joined WoW and started off with a Paladin only a few months after it first came out, to play with friends, been Ret most of the time even during "vanilla" wow. I have specced healing every so often when needed although it was never my favorite, although during wotlk it seems to be a little more fun now. Prot is my fav spec as of late, although I will often toss on my ret gear for 25 mans if another dps is needed (usually in Vault).
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Postby Jutul » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:06 pm

This site has been great though in helping me get back into tanking after many months off from the game from early Kara through this past December and only playing with my non-alliance toons when some buddies wanted to do major BC endgame raids with my horde shammy.
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Postby Halford » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:04 pm

Long time reader, first time poster, HUGE fan of this site and all that it does sooooo well.

This place has helped me repeatedly over the last year.

Thank you!
Thank you!
Thank you!

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Postby Rummy » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:20 pm

Hi guys n gals,

I only discovered this site about a week ago and I love it.

I played elemental shammy / warlock pre-BC and lvled a holy Pally for BC coz the guild needed more heals.

About half way thru SSC / the eye I quit wow for about 9 months due to family commitments (and then to try on Age of Conan which imo is EPIC PHAIL !!!!!!!!!)

I'm back for wotlk and after lvling to about 73 ret and pugging with a few retarded tanks i decided to give taking a go, and I've gotta say Pally tanking is the shit !!!! :D

We're half way thru Naxx now and i'm MT of our little guild, as you can see from my profile i'm now working on getting block capped and improving hit rating. I'll probably switch from herb to mining in 3.1 once i see how the profs pan out.

If anyones got time to check out my gear/talents etc and suggest any improvements i'd love to hear it

I've trolled wowwiki, allakhazam, elitist jerks, tankspot, tankadin during work hours alot over the last few months but without a doubt maintankadin is now my favourite site. Keep up the good work
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Postby Miriael » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:59 am

Lurked a long time on this site, thought I'd finally say hello.
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Postby Kytiahnan » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:29 am

Greetings y'all,

Been mooching these pages for the last coupla days now, and can honestly say that I've picked up more hints and tips than from any other site. ( Allah comes close, but is more generic)

Ain't been tankin that long, but enjoying it immensely- my Pally alt seems to have replaced my Mage main. ( still sometimes hit key bindings for pom pyro).

Hail from sunny (lol) England, n look forward to joining the community.

Catch y'all in a bit.

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Postby Graves » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:41 am

Hi there. I'm Graves and I've been a lurker of these boards for about a month and a half. For the longest time my paladin was on the back burner of my vast array of toons.

After I had a few IRL friends come to the server that both my and my buddy's Alliance toons were on, I decided to start playing her more. I was ret all the way to 80 then found out that nobody out of the five of us had any intention of tanking. So I decided to suck it up and go prot. I've never been happier in all my months of playing the game. We were made to tank and I'll be damned if I go back ret.

God bless everyone who makes these boards what they are for without them, I'd be nothing. Thank you!
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Postby Davinoth » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:42 am


I've been visiting and lurking MainTankadin while maintaining my Cheese Empire for well over a year now, figured it's about time to Register! :P

Many thanks go to the Admins and Mods of these forums, not too mention the users. You've all provided me with lots of reading materials... :P

As for my relationship with WoW, I've been playing since beta (Dwarf Mages ftw!) and still love the game and hate Blizzard. :P I've been playing my Paladin for three years or so, two and a half years Prot.

Sadly, I started WotLK later than most, but it's Davinoth of Dark Iron. :)
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Postby Xanthira » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:11 am

Alright time for me to say hi.

My boyfriend (Mickaelos) lead me to this site . . . you could say I'm following in his footsteps. Bringing up a pally was kind of his idea, and for a long time I just went with it. Started with leveling as a prot and was fine with it till about 40-45. Couldn't stand all the cursing and cursing that went around my way of tanking, and to be honest I pretty much sucked I think. I switched to heals, and I loved it. Still do. I was a healadin up until 71 when Mick asked me to go back to prot. It didn't' take me long to agree. It was easy leveling as prot. I mean I could heal like there was no tomorrow, but I couldn't level like that. In short I was a good healer but a crappy shockadin. What made it even better was that Mick spent a lot of money one me. Got me the full cobalt set. Oh man did it make things easer. Not to mention he stood behind me all the way. XD we had our arguments and fights, but I guess that's a relationship for you.

Pretty much stayed in the cobalt gear till about 78 when things started getting switched out. Didn't completely get rid of everything till 80. Again though Mick was there for me, and again he spent a lot of money on me. Got me the Titan Steal Helm and Shield. Got the groups ready for me to run threw since I don't care much for pugs. I got the worse luck with them. To be completely honest I hate pugs. I have gotten kicked out of so many that I've lost count. All because when they start criticizing someone (or me) and I stand up for them (or myself) they get pissed off and kick me out. That pretty much did it for me. I stick to the guild runs, but been thinking of getting back in to pugs since not everyone can run all the time. Not to mention I have leader XD.

Still I'm following in my bf's footsteps, and want to be as good if not better than him. I'm starting to love my pally now, and it's thanks to him not giving up on me and pushing me. It took him opening his mouth in our guild, and I've sorta taken over his place in our Naxx raids. On 03-06 I tanked two bosses out of Naxx, and on 03-18 tanked about 2 complete quarters. It was the most fun I ever had. More fun than my dk. What makes it even better is that I'm only defense capped. XD

Health Over 21.1k unbuffered but still squishy
Defense 541
Dodge 17.36%
Parry 15.82%
Block 12.25%

Haha- but I also cheat. I'm an alchemist so Flask of Stoneblood last for four hours (OH YEAAAA!!). I'll probably drop some of my defense gems for stam gems and use my Elixir of Major Defense to cap me. That way I get more health and still be capped. Then I wont be to much of a squishy pin cushion during the raids.

Anywise before I rant to much more. Liked to say hi to all of you.

On more thing XD

I loved to thank my boyfriend Mickaelos for all the help he has given me threw this, and my one goal is to make him proud of me. Don't care about what anyone else says about my tanking ability, but as long as I can make him proud of me that's all I care about.

If i have to choose between loving you, and breathing. I would use my last breath to say I LOVE YOU.
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