Damage soaking was released on...err.No idea.(you can swear your head off at me since the filter is gone now :D).It was designed to help defence become actually useful than a half a quarter done skill that is used for wearing better armor by reducing damage reaching over 200 taken.
Before the releaseEdit
When players heard this,the forum spamming began.Normal players making fun at pures,pures raging so hard a nuke was used as a container for their tranqualizers,idiots thanking jagex at a fanboy meeting and ranters ranting about how
Pures would be a useless peice of crap that noone would use anymore PVP WILL BE RUINED!
The release was a release of 2 updates.
2:Proof of the WORST EXCUSE FOR AN UPDATE!
Damage soaking was expected by some people to be impossible to be hit anymore,even one of our people e-raged so hard.(not naming names.)
The reason many people hated this update was suspected to be because pures are completely useless.Well that was completly wrong since the update was crap.
Minor reason why it is crap for f2p:
Damage soaking barely shows up.You would have a better chance seeing zezima,him adding you and becoming "bfffs" than you would see damage soaking in f2p.
Minior reason why it is crap for p2p:
You would be using prayers against every monster that hits over 200.If not,to hell with you.
Major reason why it is crap for both:
The reason is....
IT NEVER MAKES A DIFFRENCE!EVER!I WOULDNT GIVE A **** IF MY DRAGONHIDE REDUCED 2 LP FROM A TORMENTED DEMON'S 440!!