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1-13-2011 @ 12:28PM
@skodnoiseAs DPS (warlock) I'm constantly bailing out PUG tanks from LFD. I've switched my bindings, re-glyphed, and added macros just to bail out the never-ending line of fail tanks I get from LFD. 90% of my PUGs have come with tanks who cheated LFD for instant queues, chock full of DPS and PvP gear, and/or who /ragequit at the first wipe after running around not waiting for CC or the healer to have mana. I'm so sick and tired of these elitist crap tanks posting online and finding them in-game who are just awful and blame DPS for everything, like they can do no wrong. I've almost got my old and neglected Protection Paladin into Cata content just so I don't have to deal with it anymore. @ecwfrk As DPS I need to know more then just how to pew pew and not stand in fire, which by the way ALL CLASSES NEED TO KNOW! Countless wipes to idiot tanks who just stand in ground effects expecting the healer to bail them out. As DPS I need to CC and maintain it, even after the tank Avenger's Shield/Thunderclaps/Death & Decays, Pestilence, Blood Boil/Swipes, or bad DPS AoEs instead of attacking the tank's target to break it. I need to be able to do this even if the tank doesn't mark and just pulls to avoid group wipes. And when I do CC, I need to pay attention to 2+ mobs at once to be effective at it. I need to know the battles to know which adds I pick up and nuke (Grim Batol is a perfect example). I need to know the mechanics of the fight to know to run away or move in when necessary to make it easier on the healer. I need to manage my resources effectively. I need to know when I can help out the healer or the tank, such as pulling an add of the heals the tank has missed and moving them back by the tank so they can pick it up again, and Soulshattering away the threat I've generated. If my class has interrupts I need to know when to use them. I need to self-heal/pop cooldowns to make the healer's job easier, along with not standing in things that hurt me. I need to supply raid buffs like Heroism if my class has it and at the correct time.Tanking is not harder and requires no more paying attention then any other class in a Heroic. Your job is threat and staying alive. You need to pay attention to the other party members to make sure they're ready for a pull, to pull threat back off them with your taunts, to pop your cooldowns or interrupts to stay alive, and mostly just smack something. If you're a more well-rounded tank, you need to mark too, but that's 99.9% of the time looking at your group for what CC you have and appropriately marking the casters of the mob. Positioning isn't hard once you know what the mob/boss does and all classes have to do it, not just the tank. Heroics are not hard, they simply require some coordination within the party. And these PTR changes aren't really nerfs (in fact some are adding more effects and/or damage), they're tuning. A mid-instance boss should not be 5 times harder than the end boss. A boss should not require 3 class of interrupts be available or the fight is next to impossible. LFD doesn't allow for picking and choosing, and every heroic should be able to be completed with a PUG group from LFD, and not just be a lolzAoEspam 15minute romp.
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