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4-12-2011 @ 5:47PM
To those missing the point. When respect and reputation is mentioned, it's not because someone wants their ego stroked. It's because DPS are more willing to listen to a tank they know is knowledgeable and has a reputation for getting the job done *correctly*.Take new tanks for instance. They may not know what needs to be CC'd, and what needs to be killed in what order. Even if they played as DPS prior; a lot of DPS go in to tunnel vision and just mindlessly kill by following the 'lucky charms', and not pay attention to what's marked. Because of this, there's a lot of wipes or problems. Now, picture how many people are opting to tank just because of queue times and fit this example. Then take in to consideration the rudeness involved. A guildy of mine used to be a hell of a tank back in BC and Wrath. Comes in to Cata where things are new, and tries to learn the content and is ridiculed out of the dungeon by people who had started the expansion before he had. Instead of being helpful and giving him heads up on what to mark and stuff, they simply raged at him until he left. I've experienced similar on my newish.The above doesn't pertain to Heroics, but normals. When stepping in to heroics, even with an understanding of what needs to be done, the simplest little mistake usually ends up with people shit talking and aiming for their 'vote kick' button. I refuse to use the dungeon finder because of it. Not as a tank, not as a DPS. It's nonsense.The predictions made in this column pertaining to the dungeon finder becoming obsolete have ran true, at least for me.
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