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1-03-2011 @ 1:31PM
Why aren't more tanks and healers running randoms through LFD? Because our experience with it in Wrath showed us that LFD has a huge population of rude, selfish jerks who will blame you for everything that goes wrong, insult you all the way through the dungeon, vote-kick at every opportunity, totally ignore your instructions/markings and then post damage meters showing how awesome they are. I gave up on using LFD back in Wrath after being called "dogshit" by a DPS after tanking a run that took less than 30 minutes and had zero deaths or wipes. I haven't touched the LFD tool on my tank or my healer since Cata came out, because guild runs are much more pleasant and better for my mental health. If people in LFD want more healers and tanks, then they'd damn well better start treating us decently!
1-03-2011 @ 2:07PM
Exactly - I tanked randoms in Wrath, when I could at least trust my gear and knowledge to balance out the abuse and bad behavior. My first attempt at a Cata random led to a group where someone spent the first 5 pulls making bandages - without saying a word, then who threw a fit when I suggested this wasn't ideal, with their friend jumping on board.It's not that we don't want to do randoms - it's that I don't want to do them at the cost of the extremely high odds that even if I do manage to tank perfectly competently, people are going to curse at, insult, or threaten me. Geez, sounds like a great time.
1-03-2011 @ 2:14PM
Something about Cata heroics and tanks...I've run very few heroic pugs, and every time the tank seems to be played by the nastiest human beings in the subscriber base. Normal dungeons, everyone is usually cool. Heroics, wow, someone get the tank diagnosed for some mental issue. I don't understand the enjoyment some people get out of being the most abusive piece of crap as soon as you zone in to a heroic.I'll be hiding in the Barrens, quietly leveling a hunter, until things settle down a little.
1-03-2011 @ 3:17PM
I have been running LFD as a tank, because up until yesterday my guild had 1 or 2 heroic ready members on at a time. I am in a new guild and that doesn't appear to be a problem (although it has been only one day). I thought about going Ret to avoid the tank abuse, didn't like the long queue times and need to re-gear. So continue to live through the abuse. Part of the problem is everyone blames the tank for everything. Yes, sometimes it is my fault, I pulled too many on accident, or thought we could handle it, or turned a boss the wrong way or whatever. Sometimes I just don't know the fight. But most of the time if we wipe it is either someone elses fault, or all of us are equally to blame (it took several tries to beat the first boss in Shadowfang last night, we were all learning). Yet, the tank always gets blamed (or the healer). I can't keep people from stepping in fire, or falling off a ledge, or whatever. Some fights it is jst a matter of not enough DPS to burn down the boss before healer runs out of mana. If it the tanks fault blame the tank, but don't blame the tank because someone else messed up. There are 5 people in the group and law of averages the tank is at fault 20% but they get the abuse 60% of time (healer 35% of the rest of the time).
1-11-2011 @ 1:58AM
Although this article seems to be more about treating your guild tanks/healers nicely, I highly agree with you. There has not been ONE TIME in Cata that I have queued alone, around 60% of my runs at 5-man guild runs and 30% 4-man guild runs, with the other 10% at 3-1.
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