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1-03-2010 @ 6:13PM
God yes. Please.And while we're at it, other tanks, I realise there's a lot of pressure on you to run the instance as fast as possible from trigger happy DPS and bored healers, but please try to at least wait until (a) the entire group is in the instance and (b) the healer who's just respecced from DPS has had a chance to get some mana before you start chain pulling.
1-03-2010 @ 7:55PM
This.Please, please PLEASE don't just start pulling stuff. With the new dungeon system, my game takes longer than normal to load a heroic. By the time I'm fully bluelined and can see the game again, more often than not I find the group in the middle of fighting, and usually, dying. Of course, I get blamed - in fact, not 10 minutes ago I got told I was lazy for not healing. When I explained that my game had still been loading, and it was impossible for me to heal when I was still bluelining, the response was "well that's your problem". I'm not above quitting groups like that, but it doesn't mean it's still not frustrating!
1-04-2010 @ 12:51AM
THIS x1000. Especially on the dual spec point. I'm leveling a priest alt and dual spec'd Disc/Shadow. Just today I got into a random BRD pug and switched to Disc right before I was teleported, so I had to drink. Before I sat down for two seconds, the dumbass pally starts pulling. I told him to please don't pull while I'm drinking in the future, he snarked "well don't drink while I'm pulling", and the equally dumbass DPS thought was such a clever comeback. At which point I left the group and put him on ignore. I get groups in less than 5 minutes unless I'm playing during really off hours, as my insomnia sometimes makes me.This is basic GED level stuff folks. I am really sick and frelling tired of the disrespect leveled toward tanks and healers. And I'm someone with a DPS main who has been DPS the entire time I've played WoW. No, tanks and healers are not perfect and some can be absolute douchebag primadonnas because they can afford to be given the scarcity of people willing to take those roles, but at the same time DPS needs to step up and cut this foolishness out. When you're a dime a dozen you can't afford to be showing your ass like that. This is why no one wants to tank or heal.
1-04-2010 @ 2:19AM
Haha, that sounds like the Nexus I got stuck healing yesterday. I zone into the instance, and before I get a chance to type "Hello", I notice I'm the only one standing there. The tank is already running past the first mob, getting ready to chain pull the next. I had just switched specs before zoning into the dungeon so it was fun trying to catch up to everyone with almost no mana.
1-04-2010 @ 9:50AM
This is a problem for tanks, I always check before I kick off the instance and before each boss that everyone is ready, nothing much I just ask "rdy?" and I usually either get nothing at all or several people shouting "Just pull ffs!", I still ask, but I wont much longer, if the healer looks like he's ready I'm going for it, blame all the asshat dps out there if your still loading when the pulls start...
1-04-2010 @ 7:17AM
no idea why it's not more commonly used (at least in my experience), but i reckon liberal use of /readycheck before bosses and at the start of the run makes me a better tank.and it's not a huge deal, but if you're down a little mana and drinking, DON'T hit 'no' to the ready check, merely wait the 5 seconds you need, then hit ready.
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