TankSpot Podcast #12
Measuring Your Effectiveness
Patrick O'Callahan "Ciderhelm" and Joshua Allen "Lore"
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This podcast covers how you can effectively measure yourself as a raid and 5-man tank. It covers player interactions, situational awareness, mods, cooldowns, and gear issues. It also answers member-submitted questions regarding 490 Defense for Illidan flame tanks, how Expertise measures up, and how to handle a large number of abilities at once while tanking.
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The following is a rough bullet point created prior to recording. Additions were made during recording that are not represented in this.
-Fortifications (4th Edition)
-Marmots can't really be considered "woodland creatures" their habitat is Alpine and sub-alpine which are generally considered above tree line.
Tank is only role that has synergy with both healers and with DPS
-Talk w/ them!
-They're only pure evil humans
Doing below 600 TPS regularly? (Warrior)
If so, your rotation may be wrong.
--Omen is wrong, buggy
---DPS wasn't catching me!
--Don't trust it
--TPS calculator in Theory & Articles forum
--Compare to other guilds
--Death reports (broken at the moment)
Are you adjusting for latency?
Are you always on cooldowns for rotation abilities?
Do you know when to use trinkets?
Are you able to watch healers?
Are you able to watch the encounter and timers?
Quickly preventing mobs from attacking healers?
Assisting in getting mobs off DPS? (assuming they aren't awful)
Do you keep trying instead of giving up mid-pull?
Looking at the whole of the gear?
-Do you understand stats instead of just looking at EH or Avoidance
-Do you understand clear upgrades for content coming up
-Listen to the gear podcast and check the forums for more
Why are you dying?
-Took too much damage too fast -> get more EH
-Healers ran out of mana -> get more avoidance
--This happens a lot in Sunwell
New Warrior Reference Guide (In Progress)
Protection Ability Rotation
Roana's WWS to TPS Converter
bagelbite's WWS to TPS Converter WebApplication
Corrections & Clarifications
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