Stfuppercut wrote: ↑
Finding tanks for any content has always been a pain in the dick. Getting a fury or arms warrior to temporarily toss on a shield to tank is like pulling teeth in most cases. "LF1M XXXXX(content) need tank and GTG" is pretty much the tagline of every forming group. Proceeds right up to and including retail where tanks get insta queues for dungeon finder content. They always have too. Even on vanilla private servers, finding tanks is always the hardest part of building a group.
Was just surprised with the over-representation of prot when getting any warrior to tank is usually tough. I suppose this forum is probably catered to a more mature audience though and perhaps tanking appeals more to that demographic.
Yeah I think that is part of it.
Just expanding on your idea - I feel like tanking is one of the less casual options. There's more pressure on the tank to perform and not let the group wipe, there's more pressure on the tank to lead the group, know where to go, be at least familiar with the encounters. DPS is DPS, they can faceroll their way through instances for the most part. DPS usually follows the tank around and doesn't have to know where they are going as much, and they're not really expected to lead. Healers have pressure to perform and not let people die, but they're also not typically the group leader. They also don't have much leadership expectations on them.
People who gravitate to the larger responsibility of the tank role are probably less casual players. And people who spend their time on a message board talking about game are probably also less casual. So we're probably a bit more over-represented here then in the larger playerbase.