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3-20-2011 @ 9:27AM
As a tank (or even as a DPSer), I strive to be considerate to everyone in the group, while doing my job to the best of my ability. Accidents happen, and that's fine. Some players will be new to an instance and need a bit of guidance, and that's fine, too. Then there are players who deliberately make things harder for everyone else, and that's not so fine.DPS who pull while I am marking or typing are particularly annoying, but the list of tank annoyances is long and beyond the scope of this comment. I will generally overlook the first such incident, politely warn after the second, and vote to kick after the third. However, even though PUGs are generally reluctant to kick a tank because of long waits on the queue, I also recognize that I am just another member of the group, and I can be replaced as easily as the next guy can.The tank's job is simply to hold aggro so the DPS can kill the mobs while the healer keeps everyone alive. Being a tank does not give one a sense of entitlement to become a tin-plated dictator that bosses the rest of the group around. It does give a certain responsibility to lead the group and keep everyone alive and safe. So play responsibly, and treat others as you would wish to be treated -- especially when you're tanking.
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