Serious question. My guild has lost 5 tanks since this combat rework because of the nerfs and total lack of equipment. 2 fighters haven't even made tank loadouts and don't plan to. 2 paladins (sorry, paladins, but you really got screwed) have left the game and a third one decided to play a dps character because that's all the devs care about. I'm the last tank left.
You flat out lied to us when you said that no class would be worse off after the combat update. ALL tanks are worse off and Paladins got HAMSTER.
DPS can hit caps in every offensive stat because you gave them equipment to do it (and if they didn't have the right equipment you changed the stats on said equipment so that they could hit caps) - it's HAMSTER HAMSTER that you didn't do the same for tanks. Tanks have 2 (Yes 2) pieces of gear that can raise the 'other' percentage of their stats. An old LOMM armor that gives us a HAMSTER wonderful 0.5% defense every 5 seconds - yeah, zero point HAMSTER five percent every 5 seconds we're in combat - and the wisps which can give us another 3% defense if we get critically hit. HAMSTER awesome - while the DPS are pulling 12.5 percent crit and crit sev from their armor piece with 10% crit from their helmet and etc, etc, etc. That old tank LOMM armor should be awareness if it's going to be that low, anyway.
You even changed the HAMSTER dps Wyvern set to 5% power, 5% crit sev and 5% damage and kept the tank set at 5000 def (because we all need more stat defense, right? HAMSTER morons - it's not like we're not already capped on HAMSTER defense ability stat. Anyway, you kept our set at 5000 def, 5000 defection. What the HAMSTER? We need 'other' category HAMSTER percent help, not front end defense.
Also, no build diversity anymore. Not since the ONLY HAMSTER WAY TO HIT 90% awareness is to use certain class powers. So... yeah, I guess we all have to do that, now.
On that - there's also no way to hit 90% deflect severity. NO WAY TO DO IT. There isn't any HAMSTER items in the game to raise the stat to 55%, let alone HAMSTER 90%.
DPS, no problem, here you go and raise whatever the HAMSTER you want to 90%. Tanks can go HAMSTER themselves.