Interesting discussion and much appreciated.
On a side note: I was able to get geared to 535 last night and while I was gtg the I found that while everyone is concerned if the tank has the proper def, no on questions the stats of others and due to very poor healing etc we wiped fast and all jumped out.
In the second try with an excellent healer there was another party member that could not handle it, and once again.. the only concern from the start was does the tank have the *proper* def.
What sucked was that the healer took the Arcane-Shielded Helm Arcane-Shielded Helm - Thottbot: World of Warcraft which is what I really need from Nexus (but that's another story.
The bottom line I am finding is that there seems to be so much focus on the tanks def numbers and no interest in the rest of the party. It seems that many think that a 540 def tank is the only thing needed.
I did not come here to start controversy, but to learn.. and with your help I am.
Ok so I have my 535 def and it seems the problem is not me as we cleared 2 bosses tonight... rather it is those who focus on the tank having 535-540 and not themselves.
540... well thats a good guideline... but imho, there is more to it then that... so many are in such a hurry that they think "540 def tank..we are gtg" when that is not the case at all.
I was not trying to jump to fast from pvp to heroic tank... merely questioning if resilience could be used at the bottom of the rung in order to attain some gear from Nexus better than lvl 75-78 crafted items and some rep gear.
Take a peek at me please at my 535 def gear
The World of Warcraft Armory
and if you know of other gear I can get other than Nexus or from rep running heroics I sure would appreciate that.
Thank you all very!