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12-23-2009 @ 6:13PM
I definitely recommend dps'ing randoms every once in a while as well, just to chill out. It's so very, very relaxing.
12-23-2009 @ 8:19PM
I assume the relaxing part is the 15 minute wait to get into a group as compared to the instantaneous grouping when you're a tank? lol :D(I hope people take that as the joke/sarcasm it is and not some QQ...WTB text with emotion!)
12-24-2009 @ 6:03AM
You know, most of the time I go into Heroics as DPS only. Why? I find that it breaks up my dailies routine nicely. If I enter as a tank, I get a group in less than a minute. However, I actually prefer to just run my dailies and then become pleasantly surprised when the "Your group is ready" pops up.
12-27-2009 @ 12:20AM
I find it interesting that you mention DPS as relaxing, I mainly play DPS characters, and for me DPS is pretty taxing. I'm constantly trying to maximize DPS, damage done, throwing around any beneficial effects I have while trying to slice my CDs as sharp as I can and trying new rotations. I will sometimes do the opposite and swap over to a tanking or healing role to relax. In tanking there are no cold numbers to judge yourself by, if you kept aggro and downed the pull, you won; it is also remarkably freeing to be the one that is supposed to be aggroing everything. Healing is also the same for me, if everyone is standing after each pull, gg; plus you don't have to worry about alignment or hitting things, you stand in the back while the entire group protects you. I guess it's just what you're used to. If you are a DPSer, you can stress over DPS, if you're a tank, you can stress over tanking, if a healer, healing.
1-05-2010 @ 2:30PM
@EisengelThank you for shareing a dps perspective; it's obvious you take your role very seriously. To this I must ask: How many times has the group wiped if you didn't do max dps? Have groups broken up, people left of starting being crappy to each other because your dps wasn't as high as it could be? I'm confident the answers to my questions are zero and no.The pressure you feel is mainly self imposed. The pressure a tank or healer feels is applied by the group they are in. If you felt like relaxing a bit as dps you could and it wouldn't have much impact on the outcome of the run (sorry to be blunt but the fact is no run failed because a DPS person did 4k instead of 2.5k).Tanking is still my first love so I put up with the expecations other put on me but I could also relax if the DPS would just count to 3 before engaging. With that short delay I could get my diseases up and they could dps their brains out and never pull aggro. Some times I'm lucky if I'm the first person to hit the mob =)
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