March 25th, 2012

Maedhroc Salute

Maedhroc Is Caught Up

My little hobbitey warden is finally up to current on the LotRO story and landscape quests. Last night he also did his first group content since the revamped warden revamp and... wow. Turbine just really doesn't want wardens to tank, do they?

I managed to get aggro all of once; granted there was another warden plus a guardian in the group, and I was not traited specifically for tanking, so I was at a major disadvantage. But cripes! Pulling out all my aggro-yoinking tricks, I just couldn't get aggro for anything. In the end I gave up and just switched to the new "ranged DPS" stance, figuring I could contribute more to the group by pretending to be a hunter instead.

But... meh. If I wanted to be a hunter, I'da rolled a hunter. I really don't want to go back to the days of fighting my way up the aggro chain.

Oh well. I'll look into traiting and gear and see what I can figure out. We'll see.

-The Gneech