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9-16-2011 @ 8:09AM
So weird. I blog about WoW. And today I mentioned the Breakfast Topic!! And now you've asked about blogging. Our worlds have collided!! I write about being a new tank, rather scared, sometimes inept (ok pretty much always inept) and the fun I have (plus some marital disputes thrown in because it's cheaper than a marriage guidance counsellor!).
9-16-2011 @ 9:08AM
Her blog is highly entertaining. People should check it out. :)
9-16-2011 @ 10:03AM
9-16-2011 @ 10:17AM
She posted it below, but just in case it gets too far away from this post:http://bravetank.wordpress.com/
9-18-2011 @ 8:44PM
Based on your current armory profile, at 45, you are using 3 mail pieces and 3 int/spellpower pieces, including the shield. The main hand weapon is an agi weapon.You berated your husband for not casting Hand of Protection on you. So...as the tank, you want your aggro wiped and to not be able to attack physically? It also causes Forebearance, which prevents you from using Lay on Hands for the next 60 secs, in case you get an "Oh shit!" moment, which, if you're asking for Hand of Protection, you probably will. And those are just the things that jump out at me from doing a quick look at your armory profile.So why am I doing this? Because in the one post I read about your tanking exploits, you appeared quick to belittle, mock and blame your husband (your healer) for his shortcomings and for the issues (read: frequent wipes) you were having in your random group. You expect infinite patience from the random group and from your healer, but seem to have little to none for your husband, who is probably also learning his role, as you are. You write about sighing at him and jumping down his throat when he asks a seemingly innocuous question in party chat. ("What happened?") In a word, you seem to ignore to your own shortcomings in order to point out his to deflect blame and for the amusement of your readers.Granted, I only read the one post and tanking for random groups IS brave. But this is what happens when you put yourself out there in a blog. You can't always expect the "hee hee you go girl" comments. You open yourself up to feedback, good and bad. I don't know you beyond reading a few posts on your blog and have no idea what your husband's gear, talents, addons, etc., are like. But speaking as an endgame paladin healer/tank, a fellow blogger, and a husband, I think you are all too ready to lay blame on your husband and haven't taken a good, hard, critical look at your character...or your real life behavior.And to anyone who wants to downrate me: Go ahead. Downrate me into oblivion. But do yourself a favor and read the blog first. You may have an "Oh..." moment.
9-18-2011 @ 10:26PM
didnt check armory but read her blogpost. bravo for opting to go solo! it's a given that you cant depend on your buddies all the time. you gotta mix it up with others, good, bad or just plain ugly!while you can tank better with perfect gear, etc, you can also tank in less ideal gear, which is usually the case. i have taken my L80 warrior tank into LFG while still having lots of pre-cata gear (the alt never did cata quests. just kept idle until i found/made enuf cata tanking plate gear to get to the minimum required gear level in order to queue for cata LFG)however, it is the tank's responsibility to ensure his self buff is the best for tanking. hence, dev should be cast by the tank even if another pally is in the group. dont depend on others, make sure you have the right self buffs on.the reason the dungeon run was so bad was cos the party just didnt run together as a group. which is really REALLY rare. even if someone enters a dungeon for the first time, they wouldnt just go off on their own, they would stick around and follow whoever moves first. so i would just chalk that off as a fire and forget event. most dungeon runs will be ok even if there are a couple of wipes here and there (for example, tank or healer dc).
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