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5-23-2010 @ 6:23PM
Sure does suck not be blessed enough to be born in the US of A. However just some ideas....1. Use grid or another decent mod to see which members have aggro and if they're in range or not. Using a mouse over macro can be very useful as well ' /cast [target=mouseover, harm]  *insert spell name here e.g. growl* ' this will use your taunt spell on the mob you have you mouse hovered over, if your mouse isn't hovered over a mob it will just use taunt on your current target.2. Have health bars of you, target, and target of target near the middle of your screen. Using pitbull or x-pearl helps with this or a nice addon called 'move anything' will just let you move around your normal health bars.3. Make sure you have your fellow tank's health bar visable (focus frames?) and debufffs preferably. 4. Keep your camera zoomed out ' /script SetCVar("cameraDistanceMax", 50) ' pretty sure this is the right command to enter to chat to allow you to zoom out much more.5. Check your healers' mana before pulling, and don't pull a boss (in a raid) without a readycheck.6. DON'T STACK STAMINA, if you have 40k+ unbuffed that'll see you fine though ICC normal modes, stamina won't do much for you, armour at the moment is a really good stat if you want to stay alive. If you're doing ICC heroic modes, you will need lots of stamina though, however you should really know how to tank by now if you're on that content. Stop reading this...7. If you have a high aggro dps like a lock or a hunter or w/e, check omen regularly. They should themselves learn to not over aggro but they're often very silly people, if need be use abilities on them which will reduce their aggro (vigilance / hand of salvation / shouting at them).8. Often you will find your job being very easy, at these moments be vocal, key an eye on DBM, call out when stuff is happening. Even if you aren't the raid leader (as long as you aren't calling out the wrong stuff) it can't be a bad thing 9. Check your buffs. This should go without saying, but the first commenter here made a very valid point. A paladin tank without RF, a DK in blood presence, a druid forgetting thorns, and a warrior who pressed battle shout instead of commanding shout without realising are all bad situations to be in. Ofc flasks / elixirs / food as well.10. Keep your action bars clean or key bind your spells. There's no point having a spell if when the time comes, you forgot where you put it. Key binds will be hard to get used to / remember at first but doing heroics to used to using them is a good way to not cause your guild to kick you while you learn your way around the key board.
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