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8-09-2011 @ 8:05AM
I generally tell those kinds of people to shut the hell up, and block any of their insults with a witty one of my own. Usually they get flustered and either leave or just be silent.Some people might see me as self-entitled though, when I'm playing my tank or healer. If I'm healing, "If you pull it, I'm not healing you" is a regular comment to the DPS, and "You pull it, you tank it" is a regular comment when I'm tanking. But I simply do that because I hate moronic DPS.
8-09-2011 @ 9:24AM
I feel I should clarify. I never say these things to suck fun from instance runs, I merely do it when the DPS are deliberately pulling and making my job as healing unnecessarily hard and stressful, or doing the same when I'm tanking (I'm quite a new one, so I'm very cautious and insecure about how well I tank - DPS pulling doesn't help), and let's face it: asking them nicely to please stop never works. Over the years, I've been worn down by the influx of jerks in instances that I don't much have the patience for trying to be polite, and end up doing the harsh approach to try and make them stop.
8-09-2011 @ 9:55AM
Not sure why your original comment was downvoted. "You pull it, you tank it" is pretty standard instructions for a tank to give over-anxious dpsers. And as long as "if you pull it, I'm not healing you" is addressed to the dps and not the tank, that is also very reasonable.As a rogue, if I pull aggro by accident, or I get too close to a mob I'm trying to sap, I sure don't expect the group to risk a wipe trying to save my stupid ass by rushing in unprepared. I'll use whatever tools I have to try to get out of there, and if I die, I thank the healer for the rez and apologize to the group for being an idiot and not paying attention.No matter how new or seasoned the tank is, watching aggro is a shared responsibility. Never assume the tank sees you starting to creep up on his aggro. Take care of your business, and things will be fine.Anyway, I think your comments to the dps in the group are just fine, and good reminders when used at appropriate times.Upvoted.
8-09-2011 @ 9:57AM
I always heal the DPS that aggro by accident. The DPS that rush in and pull, knowing exactly what they are doing, are the ones that I threaten not to heal, and I never threaten not to heal the tank. If he pulls too much, I ask him not to, and grit my teeth.
8-09-2011 @ 10:46AM
Hahahaha Khirsah, you directly quoted something I said to some over-anxious dps on my tank not 2 hours before servers went down today, and here I thought I had come up with a fresh stinger to rein a wayward hunter in.
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