Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Favorite Quotes of Tankadins

"Tell Arthas to empty his fortress of his minions. Let them come, be it one or a thousand at a time. NONE SHALL PASS!!" - Jaedyn, Paladin of Unknown Relam

"I'd like to live in a world(of warcraft) where each tank was judged on thier knowledge and ability as a player. So long as I don't show up to tank knowing someone else can do it better because their raid bar is a different color, I'm fine. All else, I will adapt to." - Horacio, Level 70 Warrior on Tankspot

"Yeah, ultimately it doesn't matter whether you have contributed to your character in any significant lasting way, if you log off having had more fun than when you started, it was worth logging on." - Tyaera of I Choose You, Server Unknown

"100 people whining on the forums, another 10M enjoying the game." - Dakiros of Thrall

"Use which tanks are available, confident, prepared, and understand what they're doing and know their weaknesses." Source: Ciderhelm, founder of Tankspot

"A superior tank uses his superior skill to avoid situations which would demand his (superior/hard-earned) gear." - Arcand of Scarlet Crusade

"Indeed, the only thing better than realizing you're able to tank anything in the game is reaching the point where you no longer need prove it." - Dorvan of Proudmoore

"If you invest all of your talents, all of your gear, all of your knowledge and skill into tanking, you should be the best tank." - Talthis of Kil'jaden

"Misunderstanding the Tankadin is forgivable. In many ways we are still learning to understand ourselves." - Joanadark of Spirestone

"If you're light on threat, ... you can get your DPS to ease up for you. If you're light on survivability, the bad guys show you no such consideration." - Arcand of Scarlet Crusade

"If the healer dies, its your fault. If you die, its the healers fault. If the dps dies its their own darn fault." - Unknown

"It is my intention to imply that perhaps, as a community committed to improving our gameplay, our first instinct shouldn’t be to swap gear, but rather to ascertain how we can out-perform our pixilated limitations." - Wyn of World of Matticus

"Fortunately for us, sanity is not a prerequisite for tanking... anybody who charges into a pack of mobs determined to break all forms of crowd control has probably lost a couple marbles." Kitria of Gilneas

"From the day I clicked the hammer (icon), I was doomed to be a healbot. It was as good as written in stone. I would be a fool to do otherwise. That is not my fate. And so I fight against it. My fate is to be on the frontlines, tanking. And if my fate is to fail greatly while attempting to do so, so be it." - Kitsuna of Tichondruis

"The fact of the matter is (and I say this as a raid leader, tank officer, and Paladin Tank for a top 100 guild), it all comes down to player skill. A good Prot Paladin can function equally as well as a good Prot Warrior in all but one phase of one encounter in Black Temple." - Lore of Eredar

"Every guild that does not use a Paladin tank complains about Hyjal trash. Every guild that does, has no problem with Hyjal trash whatsoever. So at least when it comes to Hyjal, Paladin tank = progression" - Lore of Eredar

"A good Prot Paladin is a huge asset for nearly all SSC, TK, and Hyjal content, and a good amount of Black Temple content as well" - Lore of Eredar

"There is no real shortage of tanks. Only tanks for bad PuGs. So unless Blizzard can hotfix stupidity, there will always be a shortage of tanks because any tank worth a damn won't go near a random PuG. " - Joanadark of Spirestone

"I want to stand WITH my Warriors. We are a tanking TEAM. I want to stand as equals, neither class being obsoleted or deemed undesirable by the mere presense of the other." Honorshammer of Altar of Storms (shamless self promotion)

"You shouldn't become a pally tank unless you really love it, but if you do really love it, there's nothing greater in the world." - Alixander of Durotan

"Your comrades are your weapons, and you are their shield" - Everlight of Proudmoore

"I am a Tankadin. My very existence pisses people off." - Iqrado of Scilla (paraphrasing a signature on the WoW Paladin Boards, original author unknown)

"Judge a man by the dents in his shield, not the shine of his sword." - Joanadark of Spirestone

"But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody."- Rocky

"It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference."- Bear Bryant

"How the heck did Honors get 18k health???!!!" - Melevolence (DPS Warrior from my Guild)

"IT'S HAMMERTIME!!" - Honorshammer of Altar of Storms (shamless self promotion)

Not tankadin related but too good not to include:

"This is your Father's Crusader Strike. Not as clumsy or random as Command. An elegant weapon from a more civilized age."

Not WoW releated but good quotes. Read at your own risk.

"Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital." - Aaron Levenstein

“Christianity is a statement that, if false, is of no importance, and if true, is of utmost importance. The one thing it can not be is moderately important.” - “God in the Dock”, C.S. Lewis, p.101

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."- Douglas Adams

"You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse (money-benefits) from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years." - The Decline and Fall of the Athenian Republic (1776) By Alexander Fraser Tytler, Scottish professor of history at Edinburgh

"A government that can give you everything you want is a government that is powerful enough to take everything you have." --Gerald R. Ford

"Where is the hope? I meet millions who tell me that they feel demoralized by the decay around us. Where is the hope? The hope that each of us have is not in who governs us, or what laws are passed, or what great things that we do as a nation. Our hope is in the power of God working through the hearts of people, and that's where our hope is in this country; that's where our hope is in life." It was spoken by Prison Fellowship founder Chuck Colson.


Galoheart said...

Since I'm a Thinker of Things, here is my favorite Quote to add to your list:

"One Day my time will come, untill then I will continue to prepare myself" By Abraham Lincoln

I've had that quote as a personal quote in many things and even in WoW. Its my Favorite and its how i feel about been a Protection Paladin AKA Tankadin. I'm in no hurry, but one day I'll be a Hero when i'm ready.

Farmer Rob said...

In heroic Mech..the only thing you will get with out your Hammer..

Is a repair bill

Raistilan-70 mage Altar of Storms

Anonymous said...

I got this from someone else, and maybe it's a little late but my favorite quote ever is:

"CC= Constant Consecration"

Anonymous said...

this is your verigan's fist. there are many others like it but this one is yours. -anonymous

Enochul of Bladefist said...

Don't recall where I saw it:
Crowd Control is for the weak.

Davoc of Khaz Go'roth said...

When explaining to a new DPS who soloed to 70 how tanking worked:

" My job is to take all the damage they can give. Your job is to give it all back... with interest"

Anonymous said...

I picked this one up over on the maintankadin forums....

"My rage bar is blue and I start off the fight PISSED!"
-Battlecry of the Paladin

Terence said...

"You can tank anything you have the balls to stand in front of...whether you survive is a different story."

-Grimmlocke: 80 Prot Paladin Malygos

Gorthaur of Grizzly Hills said...

There's nothing wrong with most DPS that not taunting can't cure. - Gorthaur (The Electric Mayhem) of Grizzly Hills