So, I suppose I should get back into this stuff. With the change to mandatory BNet accounts rather than WoW accounts, I don't know enough about the login procedure to reasonably do a MitM attack against WoW, so the Annihilation server is going offline, most likely permanently. So, that all cleared up, back to discussing balance.
First off, I really don't care about tanks anymore. Somehow, whether it be the cosmic force of the universe, the lack of focus on tanks, or actual balance somehow occurring, tank differences aren't really in the spotlight anymore. It's probably in large part due to the fact that this tier didn't focus on tank survivability except for a few fights where tank balance wasn't on the order of, "Warriors have it easier than DKs" but on the order of, "Warriors are capable of tanking this encounter and DKs are not." Which, when you get right down to it, sucks, but leaves a lot less to discuss.
Second, when I last was blogging consistently, I was a member of Obsolete of Whisperwind. I'm now a member of Premonition of Sen'jin, so a little more cutting edge.
Anyway, Icecrown Citadel testing is happening. Lots of it. So lots of awesome boss design discussion and thoughts on how bosses will require personal responsibility, situational awareness, and significant levels of skill. Blog inc.