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    Default Disappointment.

    No mage tanks. Why not?

    Well, I guess who doesn't love waiting in queue so long they forgot they queued in the first place... I'm sorry, but I'm not a huge fan of chloro... I only use it to reduce my queue times or fill spots that may be needed. You know what spot seems to be needed more times than even healers? TANKS!

    So anyone have a viable reason why mages don't get tanking spec? Just wondering.

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    I think it wouldn't be fair for us to have 4 roles while everyone else gets 3 (or 2).

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    Probably because rogues aren't getting a healer and clerics aren't getting a support

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    You didn't roll mage to tank, reroll one of the other 3 callings if it's that big of a deal to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baconlord View Post
    No mage tanks. Why not?

    Well, I guess who doesn't love waiting in queue so long they forgot they queued in the first place... I'm sorry, but I'm not a huge fan of chloro... I only use it to reduce my queue times or fill spots that may be needed. You know what spot seems to be needed more times than even healers? TANKS!

    So anyone have a viable reason why mages don't get tanking spec? Just wondering.
    because they wear cloth and are mages, people baffle me when they role classes and want everything, same goes for my class asking for heals, makes 0 sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remli View Post
    You didn't roll mage to tank, reroll one of the other 3 callings if it's that big of a deal to you.
    i'm also pretty sure most of us didn't roll a mage to melee. i'm very disappointed as well with this announcement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dday View Post
    because they wear cloth and are mages, people baffle me when they role classes and want everything, same goes for my class asking for heals, makes 0 sense.
    I think I'd eventually like to see every class be given the ability to fill all 4 roles, but not until the other souls are all in good places, and warriors can at least fill 3 like the others. Let's not put the cart before the horse.

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    Who is to say the other classes don't get more roles? Besides, why can't mage tanks use barriers or summoned armor to tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dday View Post
    because they wear cloth and are mages, people baffle me when they role classes and want everything, same goes for my class asking for heals, makes 0 sense.
    And it baffles me when people don't understand MAGIC. Who cares if we have cloth armor? MAGIC would absorb the damage. Duh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baconlord View Post
    Who is to say the other classes don't get more roles? Besides, why can't mage tanks use barriers or summoned armor to tank?
    The devs have said it: warriors and rogues are not getting healing souls, and Clerics are not getting support

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    for the tanking argument.. we use to be able to tank the 5 mans back in the day. was pretty fun just slow going. the rock pet was pretty nice before it got nerfed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyDaz View Post
    i'm also pretty sure most of us didn't roll a mage to melee. i'm very disappointed as well with this announcement.
    DPS is DPS whether it's in range or melee. Reorganizing an entire set of cloth gear would be too much work, balancing the Mage tank soul with the 3 tanking callings we already have would be pointless as they get the job done just fine. adding a new weapon type is a heck of a lot easier than creating a new role from the ground up, since you just can't think about endgame and level 50 content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ropeadope View Post
    DPS is DPS whether it's in range or melee. Reorganizing an entire set of cloth gear would be too much work, balancing the Mage tank soul with the 3 tanking callings we already have would be pointless as they get the job done just fine. adding a new weapon type is a heck of a lot easier than creating a new role from the ground up, since you just can't think about endgame and level 50 content.
    i should explain better. i have zero interest in tanking, and i have zero interest in being in melee range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baconlord View Post
    So anyone have a viable reason why mages don't get tanking spec? Just wondering.
    Because you're going into battle wearing cloth? And maybe you want the critters hitting someone wearing, oh, I don't know, anything but cloth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baconlord View Post
    So anyone have a viable reason why mages don't get tanking spec? Just wondering.
    Any viable reason why mages should have one? -.-

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