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4-07-2011 @ 7:35AM
People will probably downrate me for this, but hey, thats ok I guess. This is in response to the comments of both Enough! and ahac.I think claiming its Blizz's fault that not enough healers and tanks are queueing is a very one-sided statement, and I disagree that the mechanics are to blame, really. Sure, maybe some tanks/healers are bored, but then again, wouldnt they still queue if it was easy enough to be bored?I used to tank myself, but I quit after several LFDs, and this is in response to ahacs post. The amount of abuse you have to put up as a tank can be ridiculous. From the ever-so-popular "gogogo!" when youre trying to pull carefully instead of just rushing in, leaving it to the healer to outheal everything, to the nasty comments on the SLIGHTEST mistake, its discouraging, and it made me stop healing.Example? One instance, I had a rogue next to me. He apparently had queued with his buddy. I was tanking with my warrior, attacked the first mob, and before I even had a CHANCE to build enough aggro, he had unloaded his whole arsenal onto the mob without using TotT. Result? He died. This happened twice, even though I asked him to hold back a sec or use his TotT. And suddenly,I saw the loading screen...kicked. That was a true motivation-booster for sure. And if you now go "You prolly fail at tanking" (which leads me to the question whether a lot of DPSers who think win=max DPS, no matter what, are doing it right either), I heard this from several other tanks I talked to. Sure, its not easy to go "Haha, Blizz fail", but seriously, after tanking a LOT on different chars, and seeing so many people deathgripping extra adds, people not even caring to use their AOE carefully, then blaming any death or wipe onto the tank or healer, I am totally not surprised a lot of pallies, warriors and DKs spec retri, fury or frost and give up tanking. It CAN be fun, but a lot of people are sick of the attitude, so we shouldnt forget to factor THAT in with the whole thing. And no, I am not a blizz fanboy, I dislike a lot of their decisions, but speaking from experience, its not entirely their fault, so no one should just point fingers at them when so many tanks cringe just thinking of the PUGs they dealt with
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