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9-08-2011 @ 3:51PM
My fiancee is a tankadin on her main, and she actually made a macro that she hits at the start of the dungeon. "Hello! I will be your Tank today. If you pull it, you tank it. I don't move until the healer's ready to go, and I brake for mana. Have a nice day!"I can't tell you how many times we've queued together (I'm DPS - Hunter), gotten a random healer, she's hit that macro, and the healer's gone "... I
9-08-2011 @ 3:52PM
... it cut it off. and the healer's gone "... I love you..."The kind, polite tank is such a rarity these days.
9-08-2011 @ 4:10PM
As a healer, I love a tank who understands my blue bar is important. And if the tank chooses to use a "you pull it, you tank it" approach it is his or her choice. But as the healer, I will choose to heal the person who pulled it. That tends to anger tanks. I respect your choice not to step in and pull off the DPS, so I'd appreciate the same respect for my decision to still perform my role.
9-08-2011 @ 4:31PM
@Ela: I understand where you're coming from. It's usually easier to just heal the sonuva than force everyone else to wait through a corpse run.If it's an accidental pull, it's usually not too big a deal. A quick apology from the puller and things carry on. At that point, it feels like the tank's being generous. The macro warns pugs that a consistent pattern of behavior will have consequences.
9-08-2011 @ 5:24PM
"I brake for mana..."You should also brake for small animals. Little squirrels, kitties and such.
9-08-2011 @ 5:45PM
@ElaI respect your position and applaud the pride with which you approach your role.However, by healing DPS who pull groups, you are reinforcing their negative behaviour. Firstly, they don't die from their mistake because you are healing them, and secondly, you are pulling aggro by healing, which takes aggro away from the offending DPS.As a tank, I detest DPS that pull for me. Once a group of mobs breaks formation, it is several times more difficult to get them all under control than if they aggro on me to begin with.Also, I am not a slow tank. If a DPS gets the opportunity to pull it is because there is either lag, a momentary RL distraction, or I am waiting for the healer to get mana. In none of those situations is a pull going to end very well.Healing DPS, when they pull before the tank is ready, encourages them to pull whenever the tank pauses. Keep in mind that the tank may be pausing for your mana, and that you may be encouraging the DPS to pull when you have no mana.
9-08-2011 @ 6:10PM
P.S.: If you heal the DPS when they pull for the tank, you are providing a disincentive for the tank to pause when you need mana.He will continue to pull to keep the DPS from pulling first, even when you have little or no mana, because the alternative is to have a chaotic DPS-pull rather than a controlled tank-pull.If you want tanks to wait for your mana, don't heal DPS when they pull.
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