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5-18-2009 @ 3:25PM
Just cause you want to be a "Tank" doesn't really mean anything. Tanks generally need to be the "most reliable" slot in the raid. You have to be level headed, work well under pressure, and not screw up. If a DPS screws up, it's generally no big deal. If a healer screws up, there is a chance another healer will cover over the mistake. If the Tank screws up, it's usually a wipe.If your other gear would not even let you build an Tank Set even after the main tanks are geared, it's probably cause they could never ever EVAR see you tanking. That's probably more about your attitude, attendance or skill level ... or all 3.In the Tanking role, it really doesn't matter what you want, all that matters is whether the officers in a guild think they can rely upon you to get the job done. Even if you start your own guild, if the members think you suck (cause you probably do), then they won't show up to your raids or stick around.Bottom line? You don't decide to tank ... the people around you decide you can tank for them. If they have no confidence in you, maybe you better stick to DPS.
5-18-2009 @ 3:50PM
while this is indeed sometimes the case (not sure whether it aplies to the OP) it is not always the case. two quick personal examples:1. when i orginally joined my current guild i was better geared than both the main tank an off-tank and despite this i was told that i wouldnt be given a raid spot as a tank as i was new. i accepted this an switched to healin for a while. in this case it was because the two other tanks had been in the guild longer and had built up a relationship with the rest of the raid. Point: raid relationships can be a bigger factor than gear/skill2. when the offtank left the guild i stpped in to fill the role. currently working on 10man Ulduar we've hit a bit off a snag as it seems the MT just isnt filling his role any more. he doesnt prepare properly on raid nights (reading tactics etc) and is often late. my gear is equal to his an we have another great tank sitting on the sidelines who could make a great OT/MT however the current MT has been in the guild a long time an none of the officers have the balls to tell him to pick it up or get out. Point: raid relationships can be a bigger factor than gear/skillthat being said i do mainly agree with you, just wanted to post a slightly different perspective
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