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1-28-2011 @ 2:22PM
@MaboezEU: You're not risking their *lives*, you're risking their online avatars. If they're worth saving they'll help you learn to tank well. If not, well, then they're just not worth saving. If I'm on a DPS toon and someone says they're new at tanking, I will give them all the help I can, from directions on efficient navigation through the dungeon, pulls that can be skipped or have to be done, etc., whatever I know I'll give them freely. I have run all 4 classes of tank so I can give assistance on the basics and if leveling, let them know what to look forward to. There are tanks who are just bad, won't admit it, and won't ask for or accept any help. But that's not very often. Most tanks are happy to talk tanking and desire to be better at it. There is plenty I've learned from other tanks and I love learning new tricks here and there as well. I remember before LFD, a couple guildees and I had spent a while gathering a group for Razorfen Kraul. The tank was really bad and then dropped. There was a warrior in the group who said he always wanted to learn to tank but didn't have a shield, and was nervous about just starting out. We hearthed back to the city, and I spent a couple gold on a shield and various other upgrades as well as helping him respec to prot (he didn't even really know about respeccing), this was long before dual-spec. I coached him on the basics of tanking, and we had a good Razorfen Kraul run. I saw him a few days later in Duskwood, pulling 3-4 mobs at a time, had some shiny new gear from SM, and loving being a tank.Tanking can be fun and rewarding, don't let the "gogogo" crowd intimidate you. It's just not worth worrying about what they think.
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