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5-24-2010 @ 11:39AM
Nice read, except for one part. As a disc priest, if a paladin tank that does not know how to manage his mana and is ignorant in disc priest bubbles as well complains about my shielding, I would NOT EVER stop shielding him. Why would you suggest to people to give into ignorance, especially about their own class? If he complains about mana, and my shielding, I would offer suggestions on how he can keep his mana up, and shield him anyway. If a paladin tank is having mana issues with a disc priest healing him, it is NOT the priests problem. It is the tanks. And maybe by forcing him to learn to work around being shielded, to actually use his cds and mana returning abilities, which in turn would make him a much better tank. Is it my job to make him a better tank? No. Is it my fault he doesn't know how to play his class well enough so I can play mine? No.
5-24-2010 @ 11:45AM
Probably because I, for one, don't feel like behaving like a douche to a new tank.The Paladin tanks that have issues with mana when shield is on them are almost always NEW tanks. It's hellacious enough to deal with DPS running willy nilly pulling everything in sight. If you can't fall back on your healer to help you out with one little thing, what are you going to do?I'll tell you - I either vote kick the healer, or leave. Simple courtesy should never be overrated, and I have many more things that I could be doing other than tanking that instance for you. I will go to the mat for my healer (probably because I've always played healers), HoP you, DI you if necessary, and let the DPS flail in piles of ooze without care as long as you're okay. But if you don't have my back, then I don't have any use for you.*shrugs* It runs both ways.
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