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I don't understand why backpedaling lowers move speed in the first place

#1ShurikoPosted 2/9/2013 11:25:02 PM
Since you can already accomplish that without losing move speed through strafing anyway it doesn't really make sense
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#2Little ZardarPosted 2/9/2013 11:27:23 PM
because you cant dodge attacks while strafing
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#3GForceDragonPosted 2/9/2013 11:29:11 PM
Little Zardar posted...
because you cant dodge attacks while strafing


Really?
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#4OniLink5000Posted 2/9/2013 11:49:27 PM
It worked pretty well for tanking grobbulus back in the day.

turn on walk AND backpedal, and it's like the perfect speed for kiting that encounter.
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#5Lightning BoltPosted 2/10/2013 2:09:39 AM
From: GForceDragon | #003
Little Zardar posted...
because you cant dodge attacks while strafing


Really?

Nope, he lies.
Unless you're bad enough to turn your back to the mob while strafing. But it's pretty easy to keep them in your "front arc" while turned sideways.
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#6MorgasaurusPosted 2/10/2013 2:52:27 AM
Nope, he lies.
Unless you're bad enough to turn your back to the mob while strafing. But it's pretty easy to keep them in your "front arc" while turned sideways.


This. You should learn to "backwards side-strafe" especially if you plan to play a tank. This allows you to keep hitting the mob with abilities while simultaneously allowing you to have full avoidance on the mob and you can reposition them with more speed than if you were backpedaling.
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#7ElaeusPosted 2/10/2013 3:16:07 AM
lol@ the people correcting Zardar.
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#8MorgasaurusPosted 2/10/2013 3:42:11 AM
Elaeus posted...
lol@ the people correcting Zardar.


Really? Since classic WoW I have used "backwards side-strafe" as a tank to reposition mobs while avoiding attacks. It works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDW0ZnZxjn4
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#9ElaeusPosted 2/10/2013 3:44:21 AM
You do realize he wasn't serious right?
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#10MorgasaurusPosted 2/10/2013 3:55:26 AM
Elaeus posted...
You do realize he wasn't serious right?


No. Never.
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