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5-07-2011 @ 11:44PM
I don't really see anything wrong with telling the other people in the group how you feel about it. You don't have to be mean about it. Just being honest would probably go a long way. Worst case scenario is they'll leave (or best case, depending on how you look at it) and you at least have a chance to get someone that actually knows how to handle their dps and are willing to wait for you to gain aggro. I don't tank PuGs anymore, but everytime I get into a group with a dps that has that bull**** "gogogo" attitude, it really gets under my skin. Seriously. If you're in a hurry, this isn't the game for you. There is nothing more evident about playing this game than the fact that it involves a large investment of time. I can understand not wanting to sit around for 10 minutes in between pulls, but trying to pull immediately after a mob dies whether the tank is ready or the healer has mana or not is just plain stupid and almost always counter productive. You wouldn't hit the detonate button on a bunch of TNT while the people putting it into place were still standing right next to it, right? It's the same idea. As far as I'm concerned, you have every right to tell people how you feel about their "performance", especially if yours isn't in question even despite theirs making it difficult for you. Like I said, you don't have to be mean or even aggressive about it. If it were me, I'd just give them an ultimatum. Either they can smarten up and actually be an asset instead of a burden, or I can leave, get an instant queue, and they can sit in their 30 minute queue again. For someone thats in such a hurry, I can't imagine that option will be appealing. Although admittedly, I also wouldn't be surprised if they took it anyway, despite it being a perfect example of cutting off their nose to spite their face. I'm sure that at times they will call you self entitled or a "prima donna tank", but so what? You're not either of those things just because you want the run to go smoothly. You're not implying that you're better than them, you're stating the truth about the obvious (by no fault of your own and that just being the way it is) that you're willing to take advantage of if they can't do what they should be doing anyway.
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