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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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