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1-25-2010 @ 4:00PM
In my experience of running ICC, there isn't really a lot of stuff for tanks. I use my rogue main for the ICC runs, maybe I'm just lucky, but I seem to get at least one or 2 drops per run- and least that many chances to roll.Our 10 man crews have one rogue each, no special reason- just they way it is. 10 man runs I was getting bout 4 pieces per run (axes, trinkets, armour + emblems and rep). Sure there's hunters on our 10 mans - but as i say I've been lucky (we don't do funny loot rolls, and ye the hunters have gotten gear they need).On the otherside of it- tanks really don't have that much stuff they can roll on in ICC- its either leather melee DPS, or something casters have a hard on for.Rotating DPS I suppose seems reasonable, but why not do that with tanks? mainly because you have to rely on them working together in a lot of the ICC bosses, and if you do rotate a tank on a boss that may drop tank gear, it pisses the rotated guy right off (whether they really need the drop or not, everyone wants new gear) - when a tank has his place in a constant raid crew, they stick with it unless they can't play for whatever reason.Yes 10 man runs are a demand, especially if your doing it with folk you don't know (by that I mean you will have a vast amount of dps begging to join, then asking "what are tactics" at the boss- its a real drag. Its why frustrated has a problem getting a place, the raid doesn't know him, or hasn't raided with him so don't want to take a chance on him.2 months with out a bone is a long time to go, "be patient" doesn't cut it, what you need to do is get a raid crew of your own on the go- and be prepared to see f all tank gear (ICC has bugger all, but its fun). Your a tank, there is no requirement for you to stay with any particular guild. You deserve to play end game, thats why you pay subscription.Don't be afraid to go it alone, if you get on with the guild then stay. But what ever you do- don't get forced to sit with your thumb up your arse- get your own raid on the go, take your guildies that are left in the same position. PuG what you need, if they're decent players then friend them- if your guildies that do come suck nads and don't learn, don't take them. If it comes to it that the guild leadership gets pissed off that you do this- then sod them- tell them to go suck a lemon! Your a tank you can do what you want (long as you ain't a dick about it).If your in a "top" raiding guild just because its top, then you have made a massive mistake- they have they're raid group organised, your a last resort. P.S i know there are 4 times as many DPS in the same spot in the same guild, just because its completely unbelievable that they are healers or tanks, less I'm on some funny realm where those 2 classes are in short supply...
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