Update: Added poll.
First off, refer to thedailyblink.com/2012/03/how-to-troll-your-playerbase/ for some bitter humour.
I had given up on wow for a year now and Demo-Tanking would have sold me MoP all by itself.
There are many threads discussing the Demodin Tank so I'll get to the point..
Since creating petitions on the official forums are frowned upon here is a clever alternative to get big-blue's attention:
- I support Warlocks having a 4th spec Demon Hunting (or any other name) so Demonology DPS won't be touched.
- I support Spirit gear (Only useful to priests in MoP) being our tanking garb of choice. Spirit can change to parry or dodge while Mastery will be the special mitigation. (Devs don't like pure mitigation and like things to be 'compelling' i.e. randomish)
- I don't mind not having any old Tier tank gear.
- I believe Warlock tanks would bring new flavour and fun to the game.
As I mentioned before, I have been off wow for a year now so I can't post on the official forums, so if any of my dark brethren like this idea do make a thread called 'Supporting the Demodin' under the Tank Role section and copy+paste the steps.
- Roll a Warlock
- Put the word Tank in his\her name (ex: Demotank, loltank, Tankdemo, UtankU, Demotankz.. etc)
- DO NOT USE ALTERNATIVE CHARACTERS IN 'Tank' so no 'Tánk'
- If you simply think it would be fun, leave it at that.
- Show your level of enthusiasm (Level 1=I like the idea ---> Level 10=ZOMG MUST HAZ DEMO TANK) by levelling the lock to that level.
- POST in a thread called 'Supporting the Demodin' under the Tank section in your region's forums saying: I am [lock tank name] and my demonic powers CAN protect the weaklings AND offer design suggestions.
Share this with all who like the idea, spread it to the masses in-game, create videos showing off your Tank lock pride and be vocal about this. Blizzard would implement something if they think it's fun and there is demand.
If enough people do these steps, even just creating a lock with 'tank' in the name, blizzard will notice the spike in the level 1-10 population and if the population mostly has 'tank' in their name, I believe it would send a message.
Important: Do not petition on the the official forums as it will only get your thread locked (no pun intended) just roll the warlock and follow the instructions.