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12-07-2009 @ 6:52PM
I'm dealing with this feeling right now. My main is a pally tank that I love to play and is fine tanking in ToC25. I know I have the skills (MTed from MC to TBC to UD), but I don't have the time and the schedule to be able to merit a MT position. I can't be online at regular times in the evening because of work, so there's no way I'd expect a guild to count on me.I don't think it's a "glass ceiling" per se. It's more about numbers and time. You want to raid 25 man, there are 3 tank slots, 5-6 heals and 15-17 dps. So, roughly, 12% tanks, 24% healers and 64% dps. Since there are a limited number of slots for tanks (compared to other roles) guilds are a lot more picky. The natural selection for MTs in progression is pretty harsh (as it should be since the tank is the linchpin for the raid). But those that do fill those spots are usually pretty darned good (let alone excellently geared, enchanted, professioned, etc).When I clicked on the article I thought it might really be about a glass ceiling, like no way a 25 man progression guild would use a druid tank or something like that. In fact it's not a glass ceiling, it's just a competition for a very limited number of slots. It's not like Major League Baseball has a glass ceiling, it's more that there are only a small number to slots int he majors and they can be very, very picky.
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