Aion Open Beta is coming up, and again after I said I wouldn’t play, I know I will. I haven’t read if they’re wiping our closed beta characters – hopefully we’ll still be able to play those during open beta. I want to tank something on my Templar.
I had a conversation with a friend from Warcraft who said that I would probably suck as a main tank, and I was quite offended by that statement. Hey, just because I invariably play ranged dps characters doesn’t mean that I’m doomed to suckage, does it? I hope not.
That said, I admit that I am totally clueless as to what makes a good tank, and would appreciate any input and advice. I’ve played with very good tanks (lookin’ at you, Raz!), and hopefully I can get some noob tank pointers. Since I haven’t had a chance to really group with anyone yet in Aion, I have no idea what threat generation is like on a Templar. I do understand that it’s different from warriors in Wow, for example – who seem to be able to watch TV and hold long typed conversations with people while they tank bosses. Well, really – if you can have a long conversation, I would assume that you’re hitting “2” and occasionally a “3” for variety. :D
One of the main questions I have right now is on the small instances (like Warcraft 5-mans), how do you know which ones to mark? Which types of mobs do you choose to tank, and which do you mark for crowd control?
I’m looking for a new experience…but nobody likes to be totally clueless. Help!