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    Plane Touched
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    Default Lack of tanks due to lack of Tank gear

    Tanks are lacking due to the fact that most of the tank gear comes from t1 dungeons.
    Since tanks are very in demand and their lack is affecting the lfg system making hard to join t1 as a non-tank.
    As it is now i m seeing as tanks only people interested in doing the epic quest or people leveling alts.
    Please consider giviving more tank gear earlier, not only the few pieces from normal AP/CC and for all the 4 classes, so fresh 50's can join t1 more easely.
    Thank you.
    Last edited by Marzio; 08-04-2011 at 01:35 AM.
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    You know.. IMO.. I'm only speculating based on my own personal feelings and observations.. Games like WoW and Rift would help their tanking problem if they would GET AWAY from using AOE combat 90% of the time.. Most people, including myself, probably are uncomfortable in AOE tanking.. I have done some tanking in Rift dungeons because I was asked to as a last resort.. By nature I prefer range dps and heals..

    Anyways.. I have done a fair amount of boss tanking (single target) TWO targets if I have to pick up an add.. I do believe that if WoW and Rift would find alternate ways to combat other then AOE'ing everything, They just might make tanking more attractive.. CC always did wonders with dealing with groups, but that is another "issue" when doing LFD groups.. Many people aren't used to, or accustomed to CC'ing.. I tell ya, in EQ, many of the player base grew up knowing how to deal with CC, it was just another part of the game as dps was.. New players are just lazy..

    Give some support souls the ability to group CC, so that tanks can solo pull mobs.. The thing is.. you have to have these roles in play in the open world from 1-50.. not have open world combat one way, then switch to dungeon combat a different way..

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    No no, there's tank gear, but for clerics.

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    Actually a simple fix would be to change armor drops to where they are more generic instead of having to collect a tank drop, dps drop etc..

    And then change the play crafted item enchantments to where they specialise the drop to tank or dps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneakyninja1 View Post
    No no, there's tank gear, but for clerics.
    is there i see some chain with block and sme tougness, but non with strength and strengt becomes your number 1 stat when tanking

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