Can normals be tougher than heroics?
I've tanked a few heroics (VH,Nexus,HoL,HoS,UK,UP) successfully, but I decided to drop back down to normals for the new five-mans. This is because
- I need the feral gear that drops
- I'm still not a very confident tank
- I heard they were tougher than average heroics
But I'm wondering if I made a mistake. I'm using the dungeon finder to get a group, and I'm often being grouped with lots of 2.5k+ DPSs. I was in a group with a hunter yesterday doing about 3.9k. Even with a substantial threat lead, he tore past me in no time.
Admittedly he wasn't a great player as he completely refused to tone it down, but it's still frustrating.
Would I be better off in heroics? Am I correct in thinking that the DPS will be calmed down because the mobs are tougher but my threat will not drop by the same proportion?
Any other tips, or is this just a fact of life?