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  1. Cataclysm Beta Key Contest

    Greetings TankSpotters! You’ve heard whispers about Beta Keys and yup! We got ‘em. After brainstorming a bit we’ve come up with a new twist on the...

    Started by Penlowe‎, 08-12-2010 05:08 AM
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    08-20-2010, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  2. TankSpot's BlizzCon 2009 Giveaway

    TankSpot is giving away three BlizzCon 2009 General Admission Badges! Like our previous contest, this will be a random drawing from the community. If...

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 05-18-2009 12:45 AM
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    05-25-2009, 01:38 AM Go to last post
  3. MoP Beta Key Giveaway!

    Interested in poking around in the Mists of Pandaria beta, but don't have access? We've got several MoP beta keys looking for a good home! To...

    Started by Lore‎, 07-02-2012 04:56 AM
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    07-07-2012, 12:02 AM Go to last post
  4. MoP Beta Key Giveaway Mk.II XTREME EDITION

    As mentioned on the Weekly Marmot and PST last week, we're giving out more MoP beta keys! The rules are simple: reply to this post (only once,...

    Started by Lore‎, 07-30-2012 03:50 AM
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    08-04-2012, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  5. Blessing of Sanctuary Needs To Be Changed

    Blessing of Sanctuary is a tanking buff that can only be provided by one of the four tanks in Wrath. Despite a streamlined buff and debuff system...

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 11-03-2008 06:37 AM
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    12-02-2008, 12:40 PM Go to last post
  6. Who is your favorite Warcraft character? Win a Pandaren Monk!

    In addition to our current Authenticator contest, we are pleased to announce we are giving away two Pandaren Monk collectible action figures! These...

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 02-03-2010 01:09 AM
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    contests
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    02-11-2010, 06:25 PM Go to last post
  7. RealID -- Unethical and Dangerous

    The RealID changes to Blizzard's official forums are unequivocally unethical and potentially dangerous. The community response on their official...

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 07-06-2010 04:53 PM
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    07-16-2010, 12:01 PM Go to last post
  8. Tanking Topics #1: Heroic Strike

    This is the first in a pair of discussions focusing on tanking topics that a group of TankSpot regulars and other theory types have been discussing. ...

    Started by Satrina‎, 02-08-2009 01:00 PM
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    05-13-2009, 07:45 PM Go to last post
  9. Threat Is Dumb

    They're changing this for PVP. That's fine. What's not fine is adding the damage back as Threat; balancing around innate Threat is already causing...

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 07-07-2009 03:45 PM
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    08-04-2009, 03:00 PM Go to last post
  10. BlizzCon One-Day Giveaway!

    I still haven't been able to get in touch with a third winner who is actually able to attend the BlizzCon event... so here's a new contest to settle...

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 06-10-2009 11:33 PM
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    06-12-2009, 12:27 AM Go to last post
  11. Critters Are Serious Business

    There are very few accurate benchmarks of tanks in this game, but we appear to have stumbled over one that we subsequently crushed and crunched...

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 03-03-2009 06:38 AM
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    01-21-2010, 09:12 AM Go to last post
  12. 5%

    I can understand the application of a zonewide health/damage/healing buff as far as guilds stalled in normal mode progression. Normally gear gains...

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 03-02-2010 07:51 PM
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    03-29-2010, 11:46 AM Go to last post
  13. Protection Warrior -- Increase Your Damage

    Threat doesn't matter. This has been posted before and it hasn't changed since 3.0 launched. Here's the exceptions: Threat matters when working...

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 12-19-2008 08:18 PM
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    07-29-2009, 01:28 PM Go to last post
  14. Ghostcrawler: Tanking Testing Assumptions

    Unfortunately, Lore is asleep, which leaves me making the decision on whether to put this to the news page for Paladins. Here ya go: ...

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 10-03-2008 04:53 AM
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    10-04-2008, 11:08 AM Go to last post
  15. 3.1 Changes Preview!

    The blues are out in force today, posting some sneak peeks at a few of the changes coming in Patch 3.1 for all classes. I'll only list the...

    Started by Lore‎, 02-05-2009 09:27 AM
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    02-08-2009, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  16. Surprise, Risk, Reward, Challenge, Discovery

    Looking for Icecrown guides? We just published Blood Princes hard mode. Alternatively, check out our movie directory here! ----- I am concerned...

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 02-24-2010 03:58 AM
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    ciderhelm, commentary, raiding
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    03-23-2010, 09:42 AM Go to last post
  17. Regarding Ghostcrawler's Statement

    Ghostcrawler, one of the Blizzard voices on the Wrath of the Lich King Beta forums, has given details on the new philosophy for tanks. I have some...

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 08-13-2008 01:56 PM
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    08-28-2008, 09:50 AM Go to last post
  18. Brewfest Tankard Giveaway Contest

    Two signed Tankard O' Terror official Blizzard collectors items will be given away by TankSpot this week. To have a chance at winning one, answer...

    Started by Penlowe‎, 09-26-2010 03:08 PM
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    10-03-2010, 06:57 AM Go to last post
  19. Devastate Buffed

    Source. Wonderful change! With the newest build, they're doubling the damage output of Devastate. This solves the dual wield issue they were...

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 07-16-2009 08:39 PM
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    08-15-2009, 02:13 PM Go to last post
  20. Encounter in Northrend -- New TankSpot Artwork!

    Two months ago I went on a search for the best Warcraft artists to find someone who could put together a background worthy of our website. Among the...

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 07-01-2009 12:42 AM
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    07-03-2009, 04:55 AM Go to last post
  21. Tank Counts for 25-Mans Concerning?

    Looking for gear and class guides? Check our updated guides directory! Ghostcrawler's response: We already know that 10-mans cause issues...

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 11-29-2008 11:41 PM
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    01-29-2009, 04:48 AM Go to last post
  22. 3.2 PTR Notes Up!

    The initial patch notes for the first wave of PTR testing have been posted, including many surprising changes (particularly for Paladins). You can...

    Started by Lore‎, 06-18-2009 02:56 PM
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    07-04-2009, 04:20 AM Go to last post
  23. Separate Block from Damage & Deflection

    I have been one of the strongest supporters of Block Value as a flat value damage reduction mechanic (for brevity, I will refer to this as...

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 07-13-2009 04:30 PM
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    08-03-2009, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  24. AOE Shouldn't Be Easy, It Should Be Scalable

    The Thunder Clap damage reduction news over the weekend has been disheartening because it felt like such a step backwards for Protection Warriors....

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 09-22-2008 04:02 AM
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    09-25-2008, 02:19 AM Go to last post
  25. How Many Melee Are In Your Raids?

    I've been hearing complaints about the number of melee players many guilds are working with in Wrath of the Lich King. It's always difficult to gauge...

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 12-29-2008 06:38 AM
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    01-13-2009, 08:25 AM Go to last post
  26. Heroic Strike & Rage Concerns Heard

    Couple comments from Ghostcrawler this afternoon: In response to Tanking Topics #2: Rage:

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 02-15-2009 11:33 AM
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    02-18-2009, 03:04 AM Go to last post
  27. Coming Soon, to a PTR Near You...

    ...rage on avoidance. Source

    Started by Lore‎, 06-26-2009 01:41 PM
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    07-06-2009, 01:04 AM Go to last post
  28. Swipe, Thunder Clap, Revenge, Shield Slam Buffed!

    Briefly: Swipe and Thunder Clap uncapped; Thunder Clap increased in Threat generation; Shield Slam's flat damage increased; Revenge damage increased...

    Started by Ciderhelm‎, 09-27-2008 11:14 PM
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    09-30-2008, 04:52 PM Go to last post
  29. More On AOE Threat

    Another update from Ghostcrawler that gives a little insight to the designers' current thinking regarding AOE threat gen: Source

    Started by Lore‎, 03-11-2009 10:00 AM
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    05-02-2009, 02:02 AM Go to last post
  30. Ghostcrawler gives homework!

    Riddle me this: Source

    Started by Satrina‎, 02-22-2009 09:51 PM
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    03-04-2009, 04:19 AM Go to last post

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