I'm not sure what the intent of the OP's post. He wants us to give him credit for picking an unpopular class, he makes it sound like lancers can be arrogant because of X, Y and Z.
Let us look at the bigger picture. There are not enough lancers out there to handle the amount of pending que's. So buffing a warrior to "help" tank dungeons is just fine with me. Does it mean lancers will be replaced? Absolutely not. It will help reduce the wait for everyone else and I think we should all be in support of that.
BTW my lancer could solo a BAM all day with our sustain but I choose to maximize the opprotunities I get to fill in with the MANY skills we have. If you only use 3 buttons for your lancer, you are not maximizing your potential.
I hate lancers because they can't do the two very simple things they need to do, block and use agro skills.
Parties crumble when healer and DD are running avoiding the hoards of mobs the lancer decided to pull but fail to properly tank either by dying or losing agro for whatever pathetic excuse of a reason they decide to come up with.
So far I have no played a warrior or lancer yet and they are next in my classes to try because quite frankly I'm tired of seeing warriors having to switch to agro mode to pickup lancer slack for the best of the team. I want to see if its so hard to be a lancer that even being on my 'acceptable tank' level is so hard to be for these people. Because this isn't a case of not that good, this is a case of lancers being down right suck at their simple job.
I had already made a priest to see if it was hard to keep people healed and avoid taking agro, because I was tired of crappy healers too. Its not and I hate being a healer because its its so dull to me so I never play them. Though I have found ways to amuse myself as the class by doing other things when not healing like giving people mp or aiding in damage.
And as for your overworld party issue maybe you should have offered something useful to dps like gathering up massive amounts of mobs for them to mow down while keeping the agro on you to complisate for your lack of damage. You know... that thing your class was designed for?
I tend to agree that lancer's setup is kind of a catch 22. The way that aggro drops in this game is pretty relevant.
Currently, in order to generate aggro you gotta spam taunt or continuously provide damage. Problem is that when u go into shield mode to mitigate damage you cannot provide any damage to sustain that constant threat you need - therefore you gotta constantly be fighting for aggro back and forth between dps.
I guess its a way that bluehole designed the aggro system with the lancer so its not easy mode, actaully have to time when to use your skills and can't turtle too much.
Hey look this equals two threads where the lancer OP is a douchebag.