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

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User Info: Shuriko

Shuriko
4 years ago#1
Since you can already accomplish that without losing move speed through strafing anyway it doesn't really make sense
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User Info: Little Zardar

Little Zardar
4 years ago#2
because you cant dodge attacks while strafing
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User Info: GForceDragon

GForceDragon
4 years ago#3
Little Zardar posted...
because you cant dodge attacks while strafing


Really?
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User Info: OniLink5000

OniLink5000
4 years ago#4
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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User Info: Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt
4 years ago#5
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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User Info: Morgasaurus

Morgasaurus
4 years ago#6
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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User Info: Elaeus

Elaeus
4 years ago#7
lol@ the people correcting Zardar.
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User Info: Morgasaurus

Morgasaurus
4 years ago#8
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.

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User Info: Elaeus

Elaeus
4 years ago#9
You do realize he wasn't serious right?
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User Info: Morgasaurus

Morgasaurus
4 years ago#10
Elaeus posted...
You do realize he wasn't serious right?


No. Never.
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