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#1 - 2011/08/16 04:18:00 PM
New Ghostcrawler blog post!

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3300854
http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/190984/dev-watercooler-threat-level-midnight
http://theincbear.com/forums/posting.php?mode=post&f=32

Upcoming Changes

Here are the specific changes you’re likely to see on the PTR for the next major content patch, 4.3:
  • The threat generated by classes in their tanking mode has been increased from three times damage done to five times damage done.

  • Vengeance no longer ramps up slowly at the beginning of a fight. Instead, the first melee attack taken generates Vengeance equal to one third of the damage dealt by that attack. As Vengeance updates during the fight, it is always set to at least a third of the damage taken in the last two seconds. It still climbs from that point at the previous rate, still decays at the previous rate, and still cannot exceed the current maximum.


** IMPORTANT REGARDING ABOVE QUOTE **
08/16/2011 09:53 AMPosted by Kaivax
Please note that this change is being made with a hotfix this week, not 4.3.

** IMPORTANT REGARDING ABOVE QUOTE **

That said, we ultimately don’t want tanking to be just standing there soaking boss hits and we would like to have more stats on gear that tanks care about. To solve those challenges, we want to shift more tank mitigation to require active management. We’ll still give all the tanks emergency cooldowns like Shield Wall and Survival Instincts. However, we want to move the shorter cooldowns like Shield Block, Holy Shield and Savage Defense so that they work more like Death Strike. Blood DKs have a lot of control over the survivability they get from Death Strike, but as part of that gameplay, they have to actually hit their target. The other three tanks will get similar active defense mechanics. This doesn’t mean everyone needs to use the DK model of self-healing, but they can use the DK model of managing resources to maximize survivability.


There is a lot there to read, i'm still processing it. Discuss.

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#39 - 2011/08/16 04:53:00 PM
Please note that this change is being made with a hotfix this week, not 4.3.