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4-11-2011 @ 4:18PM
I found myself nodding as I read the BBB article. The author thought of things I had not considered in why it really isn't going to work.
4-11-2011 @ 5:11PM
That guy is his own worst enemy. His wall of text could've been said "it's not enough of a bribe for him." But he had to equate the whole thing to prostitution and blew this whole thing way out of proportion. If he doesn't care for LFD and the reward is so small that it isn't enough for him to tank PUGS, then why does he care so much? From his tone of voice and the amount of expectations he places on others, he comes off sounding like a total jerk. I bet to find the problem with his PUGs he has no further to look than a mirror.I've rarely have the issues he talks about in LFD. I get the occasional idiot, but more often than not I go in, tank a quick heroic and get out with relatively few problems and most people asking to que again or commenting on a smooth run. I'm pretty easy going and just adjust my tanking with the ability of the group. With the CTA, I might be inclined to jump in the que again instead of running to outland to farm BC mounts. The JP to Honor point conversion will do more to make me tank more initially than the CTA though.
4-11-2011 @ 5:43PM
Chris, I think part of his problem is that he's playing a bear. Bears are so woeful at tanking right now I almost wish they'd stop trying and just have blizzard make feral a DPS-only tree. Yes, there are very good bear tanks out there, but given the paucity of the bear toolbox, they're much - MUCH - harder to play well than a paladin, DK, or (particularly) a warrior (who has an *overflowing* tanking toolbox). Bears have problems, and your average pug DPSer doesn't know about that; they just see a bear struggling to pull, generate, and keep aggro, and conclude that the tank is incompetent.
4-11-2011 @ 6:04PM
I know. I tank a bear too. It's not too bad. Harder yes, but can be done. It's getting fixed in 4.1 though.
4-11-2011 @ 6:44PM
I only either heal or tank, and I PuG a LOT. I enter every one with a good outlook, and almost all of them are great. More often I find outstanding PuGs vs horrible ones. And even the crappy ones... well, I just leave.So when I read about a tank complaining that they will never run a PuG, I say get over yourself. As one of the most needed roles, you can kick whomever bothers you and no one is going to argue. I have literally told a guild of 4 that either their friend beats it or I'll leave and they can wait for the next player, and they kicked their own guild member for being a jerk.Maybe when you join a PuG, talk to the members. Ask how they are doing today. Make some conversation. Most people join the PuG and treat their fellow players like NPCs unless they are not happy in which case they just bitch and complain then. If you are like that, no wonder you hate PuGgin so much.In the end, I'd rather the ego-inflated tanks and healers stay out of the queue. If the rewards don't feel like a nice perk, then whatever. And if the whiny DPSers quit because they don't get the perk, all the better too.
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