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4-12-2011 @ 4:52PM
Tanks, and healers, too, have plenty of valid complaints about lousy DPSes, but let me turn it around: they never seem to realize that PUGs get stuck with poor tanks sometimes, or even nightmare situations, such as the tank and healer buddy pair that decided any and all DPSes were beneath their contempt and refused to heal any of them, but of course left it to the DPSes to quit (and face longer queues). Whether they really felt we were poor, or were just doing it out of immaturity, the experience should give the good, patient, competent (or better) tanks some perspective. Everybody ends up with dud PUG experiences. Personally, I'd just like to thank the incredibly patient, experienced, and well-geared tank who put up with a couple of really poor healers in a recent PUG I shared. He ran it all the way to the end, and offered only encouragement and gentle hints for improvement to heals and DPS alike. Would that he could be cloned.I could also list a series of nightmare tank experiences, but what would be the point? All classes need to realize the PUGs by definition mean there will be bad as well as good experiences with every class/role, and the poor or marginal ones will usually outnumber the good ones. If you don't have a guild that can do the heroics often enough, and you have to PUG, you live with it.
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