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5-15-2008 @ 4:59PM
Maybe I'm just a masochist, but I thoroughly enjoy pugging on my healer. Something about the fact that you know someone might not know how to play their class and could become a problem adds a sort of sense of urgency - something about successfully keeping a group alive when the tankadin is convinced he can tank -all- of the scarabs in that part of ZF (they're non-elite, how bad can they possibly be?) just gets the adrenaline rush going.Of course, it sucks when the mage needs on EVERY cloth item (even after I passed on the belt I didn't want...I'm not bitter at all!) in Mara, but there's a kind of enjoyment that you get in pugs that you can't get anywhere else. Even if that enjoyment is often overwhelmed by the annoyances that also come with pugs.
5-15-2008 @ 5:09PM
I'm kind of the same way. I like pugging alright as a tank, although I prefer to play with my guild. I'm partially pugging my way through to 70 because I know playing with a grab bag of players is a good way to improve my skills. However, I LOVE pugging as a healer. I think it's kind of a tiered thing with accountability. If I screw up as DPS, I'm going to die, and that's totally salveagable. If I screw up as the healer, someone else is going to die, and I'm probably going to as well, but the rest of the group might be okay; that sucks, but as long as it's not the tank that dies, and the dps can finish burning down the mob. It's survivable, if not ideal. But if I screw up as the tank? There's a very, very good chance that we're going to wipe, and that's a bit more pressure than either of the other two roles. And also, arguably, another good reason you see so few pug tanks.
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