wargrimnir wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:27 am
Regarding 2h tanks, I've already addressed the matchmaking mechanic in another thread. They fill significantly different roles than a def tank. I feel it's a bit disingenuous to state otherwise, but maybe that's just my clearly uneducated mind or personal bias or ignorance or some other creative way to call me an idiot.
i do not want to call you out on anything, but i really like to discuss that with you - especially in a SC enviroment, because i do not understand why my +10crit, 10sec Punt (2h only), 50% dmg reduction, 900+ toughness tank is filling any support role worse than my 5%crit, 20 sec Punt, no dmg reduction, and only 600 toughness snb tank. Not to mention the types of SC where a faster punt can change the whole outcome of the sc ....
I even played SnB as i was able to have the 10% crit and the 10sec punt on SnB (looks way cooler and the dmg is not really a difference).
Putting such 2h tanks in the dps category diminishes the chances of winning for that team drastically, because its just not enough dmg to fill that role.
The second SC at the same time is missing out on a potential really good supporting tank.
to make clear, i play my tank mostly in group so it does not affect me as a tank player, but i also play DPS and Healer a lot as a typical "solo queuer".
Out of a Solo perspective i would prefer to have 2h tank counting as a tank.
most 2h tanks are fine, you can focusheal the dps and the grpheals will let the 2h tank survive. We also have enough dps in grp to actually kill something
dps perspective: Nice he is guarding me and can punt, so i can kill enemies faster than they kill me with the 2nd dps archetype in my grp.
as a lone dps Archetype in grp with 2SnB and a 2h tank i find me in a very bad spot, i will get focussed from everyone - while not really able to kill anything that has a bit of heal or guard ....
TL;DR: i would really like to understand your point of view here because its contrary to mine and even by playing all archetypes in the exact same enviroment and trying to see it, i fail