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5-01-2011 @ 4:52AM
I do appreciate this as well, as I kind of like the idea of having a chance to meet players from your server in PUGs... it might help a bit with the general attitude in many of those PUGs. Last night, I wanted to try something new, so I lvled my low level pally (the second one) up to lvl 16 or 17 and queued him for a random. A few of my friends did try to lvl up as tanks, using a combination of questing and PUGs, and I remember their complaints about how badly a lot of those PUGs went, but I guess I didnt listen.So I queued, and ended up in the first instance. Two mages from the same server (so they queued together) and a lock were DPS. From the get-go, they were pulling left and right. I was actually racing frostbolts to the mobs. I played along for a while, since no one was dieing, but it was stressful. During the last boss, one of the mages was complaining about me being asleep (as it took a sec or two to pull aggro off of him on the adds he was blasting away on, I wonder why), so I told him that if he gets aggro, it doesnt help if he unloads all his spells on him, getting tons of threat.So he told me that his job was DPS, mine was tanking. I reminded him that pulling wasnt part of his "job", so he said "If you dont do it, i will". I told him to tank it then, and dropped group. This might seem diva-like or stupid, but I had been trying my best throughout the instance, and there was no reason to get offensive after ninja-pulling 75% of the instance.So a guildie said "Ah, you have a few bad apples in between". So I queued for another, and ended up shortly before the kitchen in SFK. I had a bad feeling and was wondering why the tank had quit, but went ahead and tanked. Again, while I was tanking mobs, I saw chaosbolts fly over my char to the other end of the kitchen, pulling adds. Then the boss in the kitchen came up, the healer was at less than 5% mana, and the lock pulled the boss. A wipe, of course.I do hope that this might change at least a few peoples behaviour, if they end up with ppl from the same server. I love tanking, but this stuff is really frustrating and takes the fun out of instances all the way. I know lowbie instances arent serious business, but then again, I dont see why they need to be wipefests because people pull like maniacs... I mean, they have to wait for tank and healer for 45 min,a nd then they go ahead and make their job extra-extra-difficult? I dunno.I am sorry if this seems a bit off-topic or is too long, yet I thought of all that when I saw this story, and I do hope it changes the general attitude both in high lvl and low lvl instances. Those can be a lot of fun, but right now, both me and several friends tanking with alts really feel like there is no need to queue anymore. Sorry for rambling!
5-01-2011 @ 8:26AM
Low-level tanks don't get a lot threat generation abilities until around 35-40, so really read that as, "Tanks don't get a lot threat generation abilities until around 35-40". Next time, tell the DPS to slow it down, as it was them for being "gogogogoogooooo" but it was you not telling them to knock it off.
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