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5-15-2008 @ 7:03PM
FANTASTIC article. Well done. A few additional points: 1) Attracting a tank. Be funny. Seriously, you can double your chances of getting a tank through LFG by writing an LFG message with whole words and a bit of humour, rather than "LF tank 4 SL". 2) Checking a tank out. You guys know that the Armory exists, right? No-one, but no-one, who I don't know gets invited on a Heroic run without my checking their character there. 3) Threatmeters. Yes. I have found that absolutely the most reliable measure of whether or not a PUG is going to be a waste of my time is how many people have threat meters active. If only one other person has Omen running, be aware I'll be hearthing about 3 wipes earlier than I otherwise might. 4) Being rude. Don't do it. Remember, your tank is probably also your party leader, because he'll be marking. This means that he has the power to kick YOU out rather than leaving himself. Personally I have a very, very low tolerance level for people being rude to anyone else in the group, so unless you fancy staring at that "you will be teleported to Shattrath in 60 seconds" message, play nice, or failing that, STFU. By the way, compliments also work a treat. One message along the lines of "wow, nice tanking", and I'll probably still be there trying to help you finish the instance at 6am. 5) You spank it, you tank it. I wish I could stick to that maxim, but I'm just too much of a soft touch.
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