So I was browsing Holinka's twitter responses and these two kinda peaked my interest.
Made me think about back in wrath when you could play tank specs in arena for a brief period and their niche was control but not damage before the tank damage buffs. Remember those prot paladins and prot warriors locking your casters down and just being pains in the ass?Holinka @holinka 19 Jun
@Venaliter @Ghostcrawler @NMe84 The tank fantasy is "I'm invincible." Hard to reconcile with enjoyable PvP gameplay. Not saying we can't try
Holinka @holinka 19 Jun
@spacheco1986 @Venaliter @Ghostcrawler @NMe84 so why play regular dps if tank niche does same thing but doesn't die?
I am curious if it would be interesting to be able to take a tank class into arena that has all of the tank tools they have now as far as survivability but they have a spec debuff that lowers damage by a percentage. Would make it so you could take a meat shield to be up in the front of the fray dictating position and controlling the team while at the same time nerfing the amount of damage they do to make them not a damage threat, but a control threat. Would be interesting to see the holy trinity in team form in arena play. I think prot specs would also need a guard type ability ala star wars. I also think that this would solve some problems people have in twos of getting trolled while they are trying to cap.
Thoughts before I retweet Holinka?