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4-12-2011 @ 6:25PM
I think the article is well written, but there is another side to this story.Without fail, every tank I have had the misfortune of getting when I pugged was rude and obnoxious. I've actually had one curse me out because I did not buff him the second I had zoned in. Tanks would drop group if they didn't A) like the instance, B) didn't like the group make-up C) didn't get the piece they were looking for on the first boss.I know healers are an equivalent commodity, but when I ran pugs as DPS to build my healing set, I NEVER saw a healer act as horribly as a tank.And I think that this bribery will do more to exacerbate the horrible attitudes of pug tanks and cause resentment amongst DPSers who now not only have to put up with the obnoxious behavior BUT assist in the tank getting an extra bag of goodies.Frankly, they should have scaled down the gift packet and rewarded the TEAM - since, frankly, completing an instance is a TEAM effort. As it is, I have no intention of healing pugs for the foreseeable future. I'll stick with my guild and the prima donna pug tanks can go stuff it. I don't care if my raven mount is a 100% guarantee drop - nothing is worth having to put up with ill-mannered players.
4-12-2011 @ 7:01PM
Though I don't agree nor disagree with your assessment of tank diva attitudes, suggesting that the team get the incentive package defeats the entire purpose of the incentive package in the first place. We have a shortage of tanks in LFD, therefore we need to incentivize tanks to go to LFD, ergo give them incentive packages. By making the incentive package a team thing, you're back to square 1.
I really hate the tanks that only queue for a specific drop and bail if it they don't get it. I actually had a guildie ask me to heal for him on a run after a specific boss and then bail. I politely declined. Just because the odds of me grouping with the same people are extremely rare doesn't make me feel that it's okay to be dicks to them.
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