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8-24-2007 @ 3:38PM
I would have done the same thing.. Don't start something unless you can finish it. I understand if emergences happen, but if you know ahead of time you have 20 minutes then go f'n quest. Since we are talking about etiquette, lets talk about people not listening to the tank or the person leading the instance. We came up to some LOS pulls and the lock sent his pet right into seduce instead of allowing me to pull the mob closer to use away from pats. Of course we got the pat. I turned and bolted immediatly along with the healer. If the healer would have engaged then I would have of because being the tank it is my responsiblity to keep him alive. I have noticed that rogues seem to be the most impatient and I have kicked quite a few from my group. I have no patience to try to play with people who don't listen. They then say something like "your too slow" then I respond did you see the healer had no mana. Or of course if they pull it most of the time I will let them tank it.It takes more time to walk back from the graveyard then it does to be just a little patient. I would rather call in a guildie or find a replacement then have a high repair bill. Treat it like real life would u walk ahead of the tank in the battleground?I can't stand it when people don't give me just a little room to lead. It's always great when someone pulls and then they just come running back to the group like save me. Or I get close to mark the mob and then I have a friggin dps'er standing right next to me, like wtf are u doing this far up. I told you I would pull back a little so we have room in case something happens.My goal is to get in and get out, if you slow me down then you be gone.I have also kicked people for not come prepaired.. If you tell me after one death that you need to repair then odds are you are gona stay in town.I could go on and on about this stuff. What about when a dps'er starts a group gets it full then gets into the instance and pass the lead to the tank automatically figuring they will mark. I have actually disbanded groups cause of that crap. If the group is strong then I will do it, but don't automatically assume the tank is gona mark. I will agree that more often then not they will, but everytime I tanked a new instance I want someone else to mark, someone that knows the instance better.How about the groups that disband after the first wipe. I hate that crap. Being a paladin tank I don't usually have wipes, but the other night in Arc (my first time tanking through it) I was just having a hard time. We had to repair before the first boss, I was disappointed in my performance but the group stuck together and we did finish it. Afterward I thanked everyone and the druid that marked for me. He knew the instance and lead us thru. Now thanks to them I know what to do and can lead the next group.I know it's just a game but when I go into instancing I treat it just like my job. I run with a good group, that listens, comes prepaird and gets the job done. Usually after the first few pulls you will have a sense for the group either they are meshing or everyone is just doing their own thing.Oh i have GOT to list this last one. How about when you get into a group, get all the way to the instance and then just get kicked. I had this happen to me for Caverns of Time, BM. I got kicked by some guy and he gave me no explination and put me on ignore. So I logged my main and asked him why. He said my gear sucked.. I laughted at him and told him I have cleared BM plenty of times. He told me he brought in a guildie. I told him he should have just let me know that. I will sometimes talk to the guild master about the actions of their memebers.
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