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12-07-2009 @ 3:22PM
As a tank I've been fighting with this issue for awhile, and my solution was to just start running my own group. It's worked out, and it guarantees me the spot. The issue though is I then have a LOT of friends suddenly come out of the woodworks to grab the last spot, in ToC 25 we're running 3 tanks on all fights "just in case" because so many people want in that spot when we KNOW we can do the entire instance with 2 (We did it with 2 when one week the 3rd tank didn't show, the healers preferred it). And on top of that we have "main spec" tanks running as DPS hoping to scavenge the rare tank piece that gets to off spec rolls, granted I think most of them have been satisfied picking up more badges and such as well, but there's always pressure to get them spots too.Moving into ICC it's a bit stressful not knowing how many tanks we'll need, and a large issue being most of the tanks don't have a DPS off spec. Granted I think if it was a full guild run we'd be more flexible with changing specs, but as a PuG the rule of thumb is you roll on the gear for the spec you're coming as so the current tanks are less hesitant.TLDR; Too many tanks, not enough willing to lead raids.
12-07-2009 @ 4:41PM
You touch on something here that kind of bugs me about dual-specced tanks. Dear Pallies, Why are all of you Prot/Holy? It sucks that even though I have worked my way up the ranks to become Mr. MT Warrior, I have to go arms in fights like the Twins 25 to let two little Blood Elves tank.DEY TOOK R JURBS! :P
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