Thanks bud, just saying...i think there's a bias sometimes to think (even with plugins) that i'll always be running around pulling as a tank..which isn't the case at all. Sometimes I just want to burn stuff, or heal...etc. From a raw survival ability/tank perspective...without sinking a fortune into anything...wars work really well. That's not to say other's won't make it as well with abilities...but that's yet another variable I don't want to deal with.@fohpo when you say played, as in boxed? as in macroed? or really played? because i have played every tank i watch hp. a sk is a rollercoaster a pally is a little better and a warrior is steady as a rock. i rotate my disks/ aas i know when to hit various "oh shit" buttons, a macro just cant do that. if you have too many "oh shit" moments on a sk you just cant handle it. on a warrior i just hit another ability and just tank through it. the only reason knights tank as well as they do at all is because a dev plays one and wanted to do the "amazing" things a warrior does.
this being said, take a warrior at level 1 and a sk put both in cloth armor (if you can even do that any more) see who lives longest. see who tanks better and more targets. no tweaks. or raise a sk and dont get the sword and board aa or the 2hander. then test your tanking abilities. that will prove you could not tank till the dev wanted it on his sk. you will notice that warriors did not get heals or lifetaps because they did not need it.
@an_image well said in the overpull statement
Shamans are awesome, i've got a couple...when it comes to worry free healing for me...cleric.
Bards are freaking fun and amazing...when it comes to worry free mez...(specially with the Beta Plug-in CWTN and SIC are developing) i'll take an enc... COUGH COUGH (which will be even cooler when they give me an AA UI clicky option buttons for aoe mez/slow/kick-blur...hint hint)
That doesn't mean everyone else is wrong...i'm just lazy...the less i have to sink into tanks, the more i can have fun around with the rest of the team.