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9-08-2011 @ 5:24PM
The original comment here is a good insight to have.I am an ilvl 375 Paladin tank and I have my war bear. However, I still run trolls every week to top off valor points because we are only 5/7 in Firelands.Whenever I run, I have someone wanting to hurry up for the bear. That's OK - I know how to pull the place, and where I can stop to let the healer get mana. But it's stressful, and I have to be very careful what I am doing and how I am budgeting cooldowns.I would actually prefer it to be a nice easy run that I can pretty much auto-pilot through to get my valor. I like it best when a group has failed to get the bear and people rage-quit so I come in with only 2 or 3 bosses to go. Quick, easy, stress-free valor for me.I am more than happy to be "one of the good guys" and let the DPS get their own damn bears. It's refreshing for me to know that it's OK to do that - that I don't have to go flat-out every time I go in there.Tanks feel pressure to go-go-go and have since Wrath. If we don't, DPS get shirty and start pulling groups for us, which, believe me, is far worse than the tank hurrying. Tanks do things like making sure the healer has mana - DPS don't care.But if I have your OK to be "one of the good guys" and have the DPS get bent out of shape, pull groups, abuse me for being a Bad Tank, and inevitably rage-quit as the timer expires, that makes me feel better.
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