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3-22-2011 @ 2:57PM
I rolled a fancy new troll druid for the lull between 4.0.1 and cata with the intention of bearing my way through instances. I am no stranger to tanking - my Paladin's a tank, and I've warrior tanked a bunch as well, so I knew the basics and figured I'd learn the druid specifics as I leveled my clown bear.However, I had 2 terrible experiences in Wailing Caverns, where I just couldn't hold threat, and when I was getting hit I was taking TONS of damage. So, I gained a few more levels and did Deadmines at a slightly overgeared level (forget the exact level, but all the mobs were green to me). So humiliating - I was literally in tears. I died on pretty much every pull up to the first boss, and couldn't hold aggro on anything. Finally, the ret paladin in the group gently told me to go cat and let him tank. He was 3 levels lower than me, with no tank spec (not that you really need one at that level) but he had zero problems for the rest of the run - no deaths, no aggro loss, nothing.
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