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tanks in DPS gear make pvp objectively more fun

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tanks in DPS gear make pvp objectively more fun

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kissingaiur
07.29.2017 , 09:31 PM | #51
Quote: Originally Posted by Caeliuxrules View Post
Tank should never worry about a kill. Ever.
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LanternsUnite
07.29.2017 , 09:46 PM | #52
Quote: Originally Posted by yellow_ View Post
thanks for your thoughtful (and accurate) response

but to be honest I've posted this mostly to be cheeky -- you can't reason with the people on this board
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You can type anything that has meaningful value to a discussion or disagreement, but it will immediately get shut down by the essay-writing keyboard warriors and fanboys who seem to only read the words "grow a pair" out of a post and then be ignorant. At this point I'm done looking at forums besides Dev tracker posts. Let them spec however they want to spec their precious tanks. Just waiting till they go into solos or group ranked and get laughed for being full absorption tank with less than 115k health
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DenariusJay
07.29.2017 , 09:51 PM | #53
Quote: Originally Posted by kissingaiur View Post
No one in PvP who knows what they are doing, wears tank gear anymore. It nerfs your DPS too much and you add less effective to your team.
Of course.

The term skank tank has become synonymous with tanks wearing dps gear. It may not be the correct label but the culture of players label it that nowadays. I get labeled in ops and fps all the time as someone who is skanking cause I wear dps gear as a tank spec. You said he wasn't skank tanking , but some call tank in dps gear skank tanking, even if it may not be the correct terminology. Thats the only reason why I brought it up. Thanks for clarifying.
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Caeliuxrules
07.29.2017 , 10:27 PM | #54
Quote: Originally Posted by LanternsUnite View Post
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Just waiting till they go into solos or group ranked and get laughed for being full absorption tank with less than 115k health
1. Solo isnt made for full geared pvp tanks.
2. Ranked 4s is just fine with a full geared tank guardian. It depends on the dps swap and what your facing. End of day skill and experence wins, skank tanks is meta atm but it can lose.
3. Just cause some has success with it, dont mean everyone is king of the mountain top.

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Kurj
07.29.2017 , 10:34 PM | #55
Quote: Originally Posted by DenariusJay View Post
Of course.

The term skank tank has become synonymous with tanks wearing dps gear. It may not be the correct label but the culture of players label it that nowadays. I get labeled in ops and fps all the time as someone who is skanking cause I wear dps gear as a tank spec. You said he wasn't skank tanking , but some call tank in dps gear skank tanking, even if it may not be the correct terminology. Thats the only reason why I brought it up. Thanks for clarifying.
I always thought a tank in dps gear was a shank tank, while a dps running tank stance with guard was a skank tank. But the current trend seems to be to squish both together as "skank tanks" and condemn the entire situation as unbalanced. I'll let the devs worry about balance, since apparently we don't have enough information at our fingertips to address it. If they ever make tank stats relevant in PVP, I'll gear for it. Until then, I'll continue to run a (my term, I guess) shank tank, a defense guardian in DPS gear, praying for a healer and killing everything that I can.
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Caeliuxrules
07.29.2017 , 10:56 PM | #56
Quote: Originally Posted by Kurj View Post
I always thought a tank in dps gear was a shank tank, while a dps running tank stance with guard was a skank tank. But the current trend seems to be to squish both together as "skank tanks" and condemn the entire situation as unbalanced.
Tank in dps gear is a skank tank.

Dps acting like a tank is called a disgrace.

Both should not be able to do tanking without tank gear and restrictions.

Reason its so popular is cause everyone is doing it. Just like spinners, or any other phase epidemic of band wagon humans trying to recopy a event.

Its all fluff damage and nothing important.
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WayOfTheWarriorx
07.29.2017 , 11:02 PM | #57
Quote: Originally Posted by Caeliuxrules View Post
This right here is why people like you and others make complete utter post of nonsense. Its laughable.

Dps focus swap , cc, is DAMAGE.
Tank guard swaps, taunt, cc, PROTECTS.
Healer HEALS.

Tank should never worry about a kill. Ever. That is what a dps job is. Not a dps tank. Not a tank dps. Both of them are irelevent specs which bioware allows people to abuse atm.
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Kurj
07.29.2017 , 11:51 PM | #58
Quote: Originally Posted by Caeliuxrules View Post
Tank in dps gear is a skank tank.

Dps acting like a tank is called a disgrace.

Both should not be able to do tanking without tank gear and restrictions.

Reason its so popular is cause everyone is doing it. Just like spinners, or any other phase epidemic of band wagon humans trying to recopy a event.

Its all fluff damage and nothing important.
I don't put out fluff damage. Chilling scream spam is a nice trick, but it's fairly meaningless compared to the significant burst a defense guardian can put out when geared correctly. I can make the difference in taking down a key target, or saving a team member, whichever is called for at the moment. I don't care much for philosophical discussions about "pure" tanking, or "pure" DPS. I will use what works until the meta changes. And besides that, I truly doubt that higher TTK via lower overall team DPS and increased team mitigation would make PVP more interesting.
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Liquor
07.29.2017 , 11:58 PM | #59
I'm confused

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07.30.2017 , 12:04 AM | #60
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i'm confused

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