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9-08-2011 @ 9:07PM
If the DPS in a group will not accept the tank's pacing, the tank has only 3 options: 1) go on strike (let the pulling DPS die) and hope that the DPS acquiesce or abdicate. 2) Allow the DPS (or healer) to control the pacing (and as a consequence work much harder trying to gain control after a DPS pull). or 3) abdicate (leave the group, or change roles).Option 1 assumes that negotiation has already broken down. Perhaps the tank is not socially adept enough to convince the DPS to allow the tank to control pacing. Perhaps the DPS has a chip on its shoulder, or "can't back down". Option 1 is a naked power/control play, holding the offender, and possibly the rest of the group (in a wipe) hostage. Taking it off the table leaves the tank with a stressful option which an underconfident or marginal tank may not be able to handle, or a socially repugnant option.Heal the "I'm pulling" DPS if you like. But talk with the tank about it first, if you can.
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