Threat to Become Less Threatening

Frostheim at Warcraft Hunters Union: Ghostcrawler has a new Developer Watercooler blog up, where he talks about the design theory of threat. He goes over a lot about Blizzard’s vision on threat and how it’s changed. The short version of it is that they always wanted threat to be something that tanks have to worry about, something that makes tanking more interesting. In the blog Ghostcrawler acknowledges the downsides of making threat meaningful and says that they’ve changed their mind: with current raid boss mechanics giving tanks plenty to do without worrying about threat, Blizzard will basically be removing threat as a significant concern in raiding and 5-mans.

They will accomplish this by significantly improving tanks’ threat generation. In summation Ghostcrawler announced some pretty sweeping changes for threat: … Read Full Article.

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