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5-25-2011 @ 3:41PM
As a dps I would like to know if we can get an option that forces a tank to not whine about who rolled on what drop and just pull the next mob.You may be the tank in this group but that DK dps may be building their tank set and roll need on that plate helm you laid claim to in your own mind. Forget it and move on pin cushion.
5-25-2011 @ 3:53PM
I'd say the tank that is doing well enough to allow for boss kills should get first pick of the tank gear. After all, he's taking on more responsibility for the run than a dime-a-dozen dps. Please someone argue to the contrary, I could use a laugh today.
5-25-2011 @ 3:54PM
It's funny you should mention this. On my DK, I've more often than not had the opposite happen. A tank will roll need on a DPS piece, because he is only tanking for the Call to Arms bag or for the instant queue. I've lost too many items to tanks like that.
5-25-2011 @ 3:59PM
What?! That's retarded =/If I am tanking in a dungeon, it means I have to deal with the rest of your complaining and the only reason I do it is to be nice to other people, do pugs a favor and get myself a specific upgrade for that would allow me to do tthe job I was given and be do better at my specfic job. Basically, for you sober people out there.. You may have an issue translating to High Speak.
5-25-2011 @ 4:19PM
Rolling need on Tank/Heals gear without asking if you can is one of the ruder things you can do in a random dungeon queue. How would you feel if they rolled need on that DPS trinket you have been running a dungeon for the XXth time because they want to build their offspec up? Yeah that's what I thought. You and Stella need to learn this game isn't just about you. Sorry to break that to you. After your time out learn to play nicely with the kids in the sandbox.
5-25-2011 @ 4:40PM
So I guess you all would rather have an under-geared tank wipe groups until they get the gear they need instead of pugging to try and earn it.I tank also and if a dps rolls need on a tank gear and I loose the roll, thats fine with me. Thats what the random roll is for. And if a tank can roll need a dps trinket and they win the roll, thats fine with me. It's only a game.
5-25-2011 @ 5:20PM
That one piece of gear isn't going to make or break you as a tank. If you don't have the gear to tank heroics, keep tanking regulars. If you can't tank regulars, the problem isn't gearing.
5-25-2011 @ 5:21PM
5-25-2011 @ 5:28PM
You can easily, easily build up an adequate tanking set for heroics without ninjaing gear as a dps. There are plenty of reputation/JP rewards and craftable items to get you part of the way there, and you can definitely tank normal dungeons to get the 333 versions of anything you're missing. Rolling need out of your spec is horribly rude and is a great way to get yourself vote-kicked.
5-26-2011 @ 5:26AM
@coville Should be no such thing as an "under geared" tank if you are using tank gear and your ivl says you can do heroics then you are geared enough. Sure people want the pro tank who knows every fight never loses aggro and saves everyone from their mistakes. Now you can be under geared for a raid but that's a whole different ball of wax.
5-26-2011 @ 1:32PM
Once I tanked heroic Shadowfang Keep with my boyfriend healing and three pugged DPS from RDF. At once point our healer had to go afk, and we started making smalltalk. The DK specifically commented that I was the best tank he'd had in SFK, and I took the compliment to heart, as I was fairly new to tanking at that level of the game (prior to this toon I had only tanked pre-Wrath content).This compliment somehow didn't last when we downed the final boss, the tanking bracers dropped that I'd been trying to get, and he rolls need on them and wins. I made a comment and he immediately dropped group, as well as the other two DPS shortly thereafter. At that point it wasn't about losing gear. It simply shocked and stunned me that someone who was grateful for the way I performed my roll to immediately turn around and seemingly knowingly ninja from me.I can understand not wanting to go into a PuG as a tank when you are DPS-geared, but there are so many alternatives to rolling need on a piece that a main-spec player also needs that I can't justify it. I had a full Holy set on my tankadin at 85 simply because I held on to quest rewards and drops, and never had to go out of my way for a single piece of it. Even if you don't think ahead on this, you can craft, buy, or even ask a well-geared tank friend to run with you so that you can openly roll on pieces he or she already has or outgears without competing with anyone's main spec. Hell, I've been running a ret pally and a DK through regs on my prot pally, and they're rolling in gear. And I benefit too, as I still need heroic-level trinkets and rep/guild XP is always nice.TL;DR: If you can't play as a team, and be considerate...don't play massively multi-player games or do the unsuspecting strangers a favor and queue up with other people who don't care about/need loot.
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