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    Need help for a small pally big heart

    Okay 1st off want to say AWESOME site really helping me out being a newbie tank. (long time dps)

    so few questions I have to ask:

    1) Been finding it harder to hold aggro from all the locks out there even if they do the shatter how do I stop that?
    (note I have SoV on and RF and I use my taunts and all that jazz I buff up with GBS should I change that to GBM?)

    2) Well no brainer my gear any tips will be nice
    The World of Warcraft Armory

    3) addons: foolishly I have been playing the game without any addons and when I tried it man I was booting myself for not getting them sooner. I have Xperl, omen, recount, pallypower, and nUI. anymore I should get?
    and how does one get recount and omen to work on the screen? (got recount and omen before nUI and did /recount show and /omen show and wont show)

    4) Got a 10 man eoe raid on the go the weekend and I would like to know best classes or well rounded group to bring with me (ty for the movie clips btw)

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    1) Tell them to take their ritalin again. If your threat is at it's maximum, and your taunts/hand of salvation can't do the trick, it's the dpser's problem to throttle down.
    3) Pallypower or ZOMGbuffs are excellent to manage blessings. Frames like xperl/grid/pitbull take long hours to set up, but if you end up with something clean and that you like, raiding is more comfortable. Omen is a must and...uhh..there's not much more really. Some people like Aloft to manage nameplates, but I've done without. Ah, a combat text addon like Parrot helps you figure out when you actually got hit, and how much your abilities helped, same for missing critical abilities.
    Omen usually has a minimap icon you can use. /omen config(i think) or opening menu->interface->addons->omen will open your config screen. Most addons can be found there.

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    ty I was wondering the addon for the combat text and the other info

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    Check out dominos or bartender too, they let you set up your toolbars exactly the way you want them.

    Satriana's Buff Frames - lets you move your buffs/debuff icons around and generally configure them. it also lets you make new buff frames for specific things like tank cooldowns.

    For EoE, bring a strong tank healer and a healing class with HoTs as they will help people survive the whirlwinds. A group heavy on ranged DPS makes life easier and a DK who can deathgrip the sparks to a convenient place is tres handy.

    Also, fix your gems. Defense enchant on your chest will let you drop most of those defense gems and get a net gain in stam. The +10 stats in your belt bucke should be stam. Don't worry about socket bonuses unless they are strong (~+10 or better)

    Spend some badges on Signet of the Impregnable Fortress to solve your defense problems entirely.

    There are also better professions than skinning for tanks - try JC or mining.

    Good luck with EoE!
    Last edited by Griff; 11-17-2009 at 04:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff View Post
    Check out dominos or bartender too, they let you set up your toolbars exactly the way you want them.

    Satriana's Buff Frames - lets you move your buffs/debuff icons around and generally configure them. it also lets you make new buff frames for specific things like tank cooldowns.

    For EoE, bring a strong tank healer and a healing class with HoTs as they will help people survive the whirlwinds. A group heavy on ranged DPS makes life easier and a DK who can deathgrip the sparks to a convenient place is tres handy.

    Also, fix your gems. Defense enchant on your chest will let you drop most of those defense gems and get a net gain in stam. The +10 stats in your belt bucke should be stam. Don't worry about socket bonuses unless they are strong (~+10 or better)

    Spend some badges on Signet of the Impregnable Fortress to solve your defense problems entirely.

    There are also better professions than skinning for tanks - try JC or mining.

    Good luck with EoE!
    ty for the info and i'll make the changes I need to im a mining and skinning (cash cows and buffs). My Shaman is a jc and i have a great enchanter conctact. I wanted to know because I have alot of people signing up for it and I think they would understand if I was picky

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