Want to know why so few of us play a tank?

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Havelox

Senior Member

03-07-2011

you nubs better get into queue fast.

I'm omw to instalock jax.

And NO FEEDING.


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Makoraias

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03-07-2011

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Originally Posted by LethalAdversary View Post
+1.

I've stopped tanking because of this, it's a thankless job and half the time your team leaves you to die after you initiate anyway.
This.


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ZodiacLegend

Senior Member

03-07-2011

The OP's statement is true. I rather be playing a "fun" class, but after losing so many games because the lack of tanking (and jungling) and being the team player I am, picked up a tank. Games do feel more stable. I even got some clutch saves, key pushes, and team fight initiates. Not a word of thanks... but it comes with the territory I feel. I'm sure they are thankful, but in the moment, they forget to type it out.

Bottomline: Riot should change the metagame to not be so tank dependant. Nobody wants to tank, it's not a fun job.


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Yeboy

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03-07-2011

The funny thing is, I usually tank as Malphite, and like you said if I die due to the faults of my team i get scolded, but when i get a good team and save them and they come back and help, I get a "good job" its kinda nice once in a while


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Maxmatical

Senior Member

03-07-2011

Go ahead, when you make an amazing play while tanking, brag about it, you deserve it. I found that makes tanking so much more fun when you add a bit of pizzaz


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Dairuka

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03-07-2011

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Originally Posted by ZodiacLegend View Post
The OP's statement is true. I rather be playing a "fun" class, but after losing so many games because the lack of tanking (and jungling) and being the team player I am, picked up a tank. Games do feel more stable. I even got some clutch saves, key pushes, and team fight initiates. Not a word of thanks... but it comes with the territory I feel. I'm sure they are thankful, but in the moment, they forget to type it out.

Bottomline: Riot should change the metagame to not be so tank dependant. Nobody wants to tank, it's not a fun job.
They could also make it more fun to be a tank, by giving us the same recognition as the K/D/A players get... seriously, say it with me. "PENTA-TANKED!"


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cookingbythebook

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03-07-2011

I love kids who instant lock free week heroes and then: "TANK?!"

people love to get kills, they don't want to be targeted or focused on


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Hoodimin

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03-07-2011

Tanks aren't necessary when the entire team is just gonna be tanky dps anyway.


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TyrannisUmbra

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03-07-2011

I play tanks in 80% of games, and I posted to say this:

l2sunfirecape if you want assists.


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McComb

Member

03-07-2011

Your reward is having a good team comp and winning game.
If you don't wan't to play tank because you are emo go squishy team and see if it's more rewarding.