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3-19-2011 @ 11:01PM
I used to tank, don't care to be abused anymore (and put up with 30-min queues instead of instapops now).Helpful tanking tips from a former Tank:Turn the mobs around. Please. Otherwise us melee DPS have to run through the mob, and you, to start attacking. Also, do you really want our AoE to pull the other nearby mobs? They stick to you, you move, they move.Don't chain-pull without at least asking if its ok. I waited 30+ minutes to get there, I am going to loot/skin/mine everything I can. Give me a sec to do so.And pls don't queue for a random dungeon and after a few trash pulls declare you've got to go; as if you didn't realize you had a raid time that was RIGHT NOW, or have to take the trash out RIGHT NOW. You insta-queue, we don't. Stop that.
3-20-2011 @ 5:18AM
Hey I always figure if the tank pulls while I'm still looting/skinning, then they don't need me until I catch up. Doesn't matter whether I'm DPS or healing; though if I'm healing I'll be watching their health to be sure I can get away with this.I don't want to wipe just cause the tank doesn't want me to loot, but I'll probably loot before healing them to full between pulls.
3-20-2011 @ 5:33AM
Oh yea tanks are for sure willing to w8 for you to skin. The momment i would see some1 falling behind in a dungeon cus he skins or mine or herb i would try to vote him kick. you can do that in your own free time so no need to slow grp down by that.
3-20-2011 @ 9:31AM
I remember tanking in Wrath and having people complain because I was actually looting instead of just pulling the next group.... -_-
3-20-2011 @ 9:10AM
I agree with Katherine on this one... if the tank wants to keep pulling while i'm skinning, fair enough; i'm doing something that only benefits me, no reason for them to hold up the entire group on my account.That said, i heal in instances more often than not, and if i'm looting (especially with humanoids on my tailoring priest), you probably want to wait for me to get done with it, rather than rushing off to the next pull without checking to see if the healer is with you. Personally, i always have Grid on, whether i'm healing, tanking, or dps; if nothing else, it tells me whether the healer is in range, and if not, i'd wait (or ask the tank to wait)
3-20-2011 @ 9:37PM
What gets me is when you finally get a dungeon to pop and the tank takes 30 seconds to accept the invite, or gets in dungeon and goes AFK for 2 minutes.As tank, my queue pops faster than I can move my mouse from the DF to the center of the screen to "accept", I find it hard to believe something happened in that 1/2 second!
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