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12-23-2009 @ 6:18PM
Perhaps you misunderstood what I was saying- or perhaps you didn't care. Yes I am a tank- I am a warrior tank besides. As a tank you are expected to be a leader- you can't be too confrontational or NO ONE LIKES YOU and you can certainly be too unconfrontational but it is your job to see a group through- to make sure that it DOES finish. So what the boomkin accidentally pulled another group with its huge aoe stuff- well you can do 1 of 2 things deal with it or 2 you can make everyone get a repair bill because your ego is bigger then your self-confidence. Being a tank is about knowing what you can do and about getting a feel about what the others in your group can do and planning for the worst case scenario often. See that other group of mobs on the other side of the boss in HoL before the boss? Grab em, get off your lazy butt and anticipate the crap your group may put you through and prepare accordingly. If something crazy happens then be ready to deal with it. Sure there are idiots and jerks out there and I'm not saying that you can't deal with them. When I said be Silent Bob its because people listened to him WHEN he did speak and he got stuff done. People respect others when they can take the crap they put out and are ready for more. I'm tired of people having no respect for tanks because they can't plan ahead for one little whoops here and there. These are 5 mans not ICC 25 hard modes against Arthas with a group of 17 people- treat them accordingly. Someone is being dumb repeatedly- let them die, they complain? Ignore them. There is an old saying: "don't guard your integrity, let it guard you". Be the best tank out there and even if people call you out for something that may or may not have happened then people won't get upset at you. People are stupid- be smart enough to compensate, that is what being a leader is all about.
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