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1-25-2010 @ 2:23PM
1. why does your raid even hire 5 tanks o.O i can understand having at most 4 tanks but 5 tanks is strechting it. Having 5 Tanks is a bit too much if most of them are showing all the time and one is always left out (in this case you).2. Talk with the other tanks: ask them wether they want to switch with you that day or not. In my raid the 3 (sometimes 4) tanks discussed the matter privatly. Sometimes the tanks (even healer and dps) would switch inbetween two bosses so that everyone could have a shot at at least one boss that night. 3. you did not join the raid to be benched for almost 2 months. they could at least use you for the first 4 bosses and switch you afterwards for the progression fights. it may not be up to the standards you hoped to raid but atleast you wouldnt be sitting around.4. I bet there are more raids on your server looking for a tank. They maybe not as good but atleast you got to do something. Once you hit the 2 months mark just apply somewhere else. Being Patient ist onething, but paying money for a game which you cant even play the way you intended to for over 2 months is something else. 5. again: talk with the other tanks wether or not they may switch with you for today. I see no reason why not to. all of you are equally geared as you said, there is not reason to choose a tank class over another in ICC and drops dont matter coz ICC is to stay there for the next 6 months.
1-25-2010 @ 2:26PM
sorry the bad gramme [WTB] Edit button -.-
1-25-2010 @ 2:34PM
Sorry, this was a little hard to follow at times. It would help probably in the future if you called a raid a raid, and a guild a guild. They are 2 different things.
1-25-2010 @ 3:08PM
I don't recommend talking with the other tanks and asking for a spot without talking to the officers first.Just because your gear is equal, doesn't man your skill actually is.I used to have in my guild someone who was a shadow priest main, but really wanted to switch to his Death Knight. He went to one of my tanks and asked him if he could tank runs, and got all this permission from him, and suddenly one of my tanks was logging on to runs on his alt, and my shadow priest was on his DK and both were wanting an invite. The tank's alt wasn't so bad, but the shadow priest's DK tanking was horrid and he couldn't hold aggro over a mage evocating.Generally, it's nice to have backups. If a tank suddenly gets a bad connection, or has an emergency or has to work that night, you have an extra one or two if you have five tanks. But the problem with having five tanks, is each person tanks differently, and each healer you might have has to learn how to heal them. And each healer has to learn how to heal each tank in each fight. (Number of Healers)x(Number of Tanks)x(Number of Fights)=Time Where DPS WIll Be Able to Do Their Jobs Without Dead Tanks. Honestly? The guild just likes having the guy as a backup. He should Pug, or go find a new guild. Or with 35 people... 35-25=10! Go do a ten man!!
1-25-2010 @ 3:58PM
@Ashleigh: yeah one shouldn't just switch spots with a tank without the permission of the officers. example: in our guild we have 4 mages. We mages are always attending but coz only 3 mages can fit any given day we discuss privatly who is going to bench and who isn't. When i was new to the guild some seniors switched for me even on progression fight like AnubHC25. A tank is a different and more difficult matter, that is correct but If the officers are fine with it and the healers too one should ask the other tanks if they might want to switch for some boss fights. It's even more important that the tanks rotate so that everyone of em knows how the fight works and how the healer have to handle them coz it would be an even bigger problem it lets say the OP has to tank some night coz 2 tanks are missing and he has never tanked that encounter and the healer never healed em for like 2 months.to your example: in this case a tank who has already been tested would switch with another tank and not a dps with another tank.And yeah having backup is good, but 5 Tanks is really too much. I dont even know why they invited him to the guild when they have already 4 tanks and their attendence seems to be quite ok. @dawnseven: yeah i guess it was hard to follow, i raid on a german server and on our server we tend to call the raiding guilds just 'raid' coz the people in it are mostly from different guilds.
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