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9-22-2011 @ 4:16PM
You should have much better luck this week. I personally ran a PUG where I took a bunch of somewhat undergeared people (about half the group was ~360 equipped ilvl or so) many of whom had never stepped in firelands, and we went 6/7, mostly due to the new nerfs and a little patience. Alternatively, my advice is to look for a PUG advertising they're going 6/7, and say you know the domo fight you just haven't downed it. Combined with your 5/7 achievement, this will make getting into groups much easier. Then, once you've downed Domo, you can look for Rag-only groups. As a mage, you're valuable for your high damage output and your ability to pop traps should the raid be lacking a priest. Know how traps work, and be willing to step up and do it (even if you haven't actually done it before, be confident! It's easy! Just make sure you call out when you're popping them and keep an eye on tank health).
9-22-2011 @ 7:14PM
@djsuursoo: Good tanks, great tanks, and elite tanks - are all largely unknowns thanks to LFG tool meaning nobody really knows anybody anymore anyway. You might have one and you might not and might never know the difference either way unless you've been lucky or unlucky enough to see the other end of the spectrum.There are very likely 'elite' tanks stuck in LFG-random-PUG with a dead guild because they don't know they're good enough - or don't know or care to leave guild for 'greener pastures'. There are likely bad tanks maintanking top progression content every week because the group is used to them and 'handles it' or just assumes this or that is slowing progression but doesn't know to analyze their tanks.I'd say the odds are even either way these days.The last time the tanks on either of my servers knew who the other tanks were was near the end of BC... Wrath hit and even casual guilds were raiding so everyone turned mental focus inward. Then LFG hit and people and community just went 'poof'.You're lucky these days if you even know your own guild's tanks... especially as guild XP encourages super large guilds.- Your best tank might be that guy sitting on the sidelines who hasn't bolted for the door yet. Or might not be.WoW has become anonymous.
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