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Tanking Workshop Brainstorm

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Tanking Workshop Brainstorm

Deathstalker_'s Avatar

08.25.2013 , 03:06 PM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by Dragonexadon View Post
I'd be willing to make some videos. What topics would you expect to see in a tanking 101?
One thing I'd like to see is info on pulling, especially for the Guardian/Juggernaut. I know about the LoS pull, but apparently there are other ways to pull, and I have no idea how those work. And with the Guardian/Juggernaut, your ranged options are very limited, so I'm not sure if some of those other options can even be made to work for them.

Other than that, I think the best sort of video would be to run several fights where you just do the fight so people can see how the fight works, then go back and do slower motion, explaining what you do and why at a rate that people can see what's going on. For example, you've got three enemies grouped together, and a fourth out of easy reach. Your video shows you Force Charging in, popping Smash, then running over and Force Choking the loner. When you go back, your commentary goes something like this:

"I start off by using Force Charge, which gets me into range to use most of my abilities quickly. I choose to Charge to the group, as that will put me close to multiple enemies, making it easier to get threat on the majority of the group. Once I'm in, I use Smash. When Talented, Smash does a lot of stuff. However, for the moment, what we're primarily concerned with is the fact that it deals damage, and therefore builds threat, on all enemies it hits. This gets the group focused on me. Finally, because there's a lone enemy who wasn't in range of my Smash, I move into range and use Force Choke. This takes him out of the fight for a moment, gives me some Rage to use other abilities, and most importantly, generates Threat on the lone enemy, keeping his attention on me. I've now generated threat on 4 enemies in a matter of seconds, so now all I have to do is keep that Threat."

Of course, you don't have to go back and show it again if you can keep commentary going while you're fighting, but between the fact that that splits your attention, and the fact that fights can be rather fast-paced, I figure it would be easier to go back and run the video more slowly so that you can do the commenting after the fact.

Dragonexadon's Avatar

09.02.2013 , 06:08 PM | #32
I took my shot at some basics for a Guardian tank.
Posted it here
any feed back would be wonderful. Perhaps we can get all the tanks to make videos for each AC and compile them to one thread here on the tanking forum.
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09.03.2013 , 06:19 PM | #33
I'm not at home right now, but I will be soon, and I will make it a point to watch the video.