I'm angry at Blizzard. Before you tune this out as some textbook emo-crybaby post, know this is the first time I've said that, and probably the first time I've really felt it.
3.0.8 Hits. Tanks have 30 yard taunts now! Tankspot releases a strat for three drakes utilizing this, that involves an extra tank taunting Sarth and moving out of range to avoid killer breaths. It looks like a good fit for LOKI. Life is good.
LOKI spends 70~ attempts adjusting to and practicing this strat.
3.0.9 Hits. Reports start filtering in that the breath range has been increased (making this strat impossible). Huh?
Now, if a small group of players finds something that Blizzard considers an "exploit" - its not usually in Blizzard's best interest to announce its being fixed in the next patch - since people will only be informed by the announcement.
But when the strategy using that mechanism is posted on the front page of Tankspot, an Official WoW fansite - what could they possibly lose by announcing that it is unintended, and/or being changed? In the end, we just get stuck with a bunch of time spent practicing something in vain.
I know the solution is to just head right back in and do it the way many guilds have found to do it - but I'm still hurting over the lost time and repairs that were put into attmempts that used/refined breath managment through taunting.
I won't even get into how I thought that it was simply an innovative method for doing it without a DK tank / multiple tank-saving-cooldown-using classes. I'm also sad that we may never see encounters that encourage creative environment/skill usage, like Firemaw or Chromag.
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