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4-21-2008 @ 3:43PM
I completely agree there is a compleet lack of tanks on Spinebreaker. Being a healer, I usually go with the same group for instances. We have:Me (Pally - Healer)FRIEND (Druid -Tank)FRIEND (Mage - DPS/CC)FRIEND (Lock - DPS/CC)FRIEND (Rogue - DPS/CC)We all know each other very well and do a lot of heroics together and trust eac other enough where we are able to get things done effecitvely, screw upa nd talk about it and laugh. However, if one of us is busy and we PUG people it usually goes horrible as you get the whinner, the guy who can't play his class, or the ninja.Trust me kiddies... find good tanks/healers/DPS and stick with them... the more mistakes kiddies make, the less you will find the reliable ones that really shine.
4-21-2008 @ 4:37PM
i play a horde bear tank on spinebreaker. i've encountered some cool people there in PUGs, but also some jerks. unfortunately, there were more jerks, so now i only run instances with guildmates. the incident that finally turned me away from pugs was when i tanked for a guildie whose tank had to leave in the middle of regular ramps. the tanking ring drops from the last boss -- woohoo! -- so i rolled need on it. so did an idiot level 63 mage (named something like "seksmeup"), who won the roll. when the party started making fun of him for it, he said that mages need armor, too?!?!? if you don't know what a ring made for tanks is after 63 levels, when will you ever learn?i swear, as a tank, i've really grown to distrust people who play DPS characters. most have never heard of "threat" or even use omen. instead, they sit back, spam their two attack keys and assume that if they're killed, it's the fault of the tank or the healer. i trust my guildies more to know what they're doing and they have the right mods to do it.
4-21-2008 @ 5:40PM
as a healer with *very* limited playtime,I only agree somewhat. PUGs can be pretty awful(impatient rogues are my favorite)but if the group is even decent, they are really fun.Let alone the 1-in-10 PUG that just rocks. ^^Besides - if you *never* pug, how will you meet new great players?
4-21-2008 @ 7:57PM
@Ganesh"i swear, as a tank, i've really grown to distrust people who play DPS characters. most have never heard of "threat" or even use omen. instead, they sit back, spam their two attack keys and assume that if they're killed, it's the fault of the tank or the healer."Truer words have never been spoken. This is not ALL DPS'ers but there are many PUG'ers who have no concept of threat management. I even ran with a few healers that didn't know how to control their healing threat.
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