Paladin Tanking & Offline Modes

Posted by on Aug 4, 2010 in Commentary |

I’ve had a level 60+ paladin for a while now and last week I finally paid the gold to get her dual specced. I wanted to try pally tanking for some time now and, given that I was too lazy to go questing at the time, finally decided to do so. It’s certainly different, I’ll give it that. First, its mana usage caught me off-guard because my previous tanking experiences, specifically through my DK and druid, relied on runic power and rage, two resources that were generated from my abilities and, in the latter’s case, from taking hits. Mana is obviously something that’s consumed, not generated, so I have to have it from the start. Second, I’m actually using multiple skills to generate and maintain threat, which is a good break from relying on usually just two skills for my other tanks. I use Death and Decay and Blood Boil on my DK then Swipe and Maul on my Druid.

Is anyone else having a hard time with StarCraft 2’s offline mode? I bought the game the other day. My Internet connection wasn’t working today so I couldn’t log in to to play. The offline mode kept telling me to authenticate my game client first. How is this done? Obviously I need an Internet connection to do so but I don’t know what the next step is. Hopefully I’ll have time to figure it out later when I get home.

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