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12-07-2009 @ 4:10PM
Another point that I would add is the need for most guilds to have an abundance of tanks for the non 25-man instance runs. For example, my guild regularly has an A and B team running ToGC 10, and pulling initiates through normal 10 man TOC, so we in effect need 4 reliable tanks. That's fine for most things, and even have a few others with offspec tanking gear.We've recently added new members and have contemplated adding a C team in as well, but there in lies another problem. Do we have our current offspec tanks use their saves to help out new people, or recruit even more tanks.Of course when it comes to our 25-mans all the sudden we have far too many tanks. Obvious answer, have someone go offspec. Problem there you still have 4 tanks rolling on gear despite one being a DPS or Healer, but also it's more difficult for them to gear up those offspecs as who really wants to tell a mainspec healer or DPS that their 10 man tank is taking their gear for offspec. Causes a bit of drama that no one wants.I will say this much though, after leveling and having tanked with all classes that can do so over the years. A new tank mid way through any expansion is going to have a hard time finding a spot in a raiding environment. You're either in the first batch of high end tanks, or you get lucky and someone quits or leaves and a slot opens up. There are probably VERY few guilds looking for new tanks. I hate to turn people away from tanking, as I find it to be the most enjoyable aspect of the game, but my advice to anyone wanting to tank this far into an expansion. Get your tank gear offspec, focus on another spec, and if you keep that tank gear shiney and new you might get lucky and find a spot open up. People quit, people transfer, people take breaks, that's basics so a spot will eventually open up but trying to force your way into it is simply not going to happen.
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