Tank threat change

August 21, 2011 at 10:33 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Blizzard recently announced a big change to how much threat tanks will produce:

We have therefore decided to buff tank threat generation in a hotfix this week to where it’s generally not a major consideration. We expect the community to gradually stop using threat-tracking mods as players realize they don’t need them.

I don’t have a lot to say about this, but I would like to observe that The Daily Blink has, once again, perfectly identified how an announced change will play out in actual groups.

I am wondering, though, how tanks will distinguish themselves as skilled in the future.  Threat generation is no longer part of what makes one tank better than another since additional threat is useless unless dps players are threat-capped.  It seems like survival and maybe interrupts are the only important metrics for effective tank play.


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