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Breakfast Topic: What's your calling?

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Some people who play this game find themselves attracted to a specific calling. I find it interesting to see who's devoted to a specific spec, class, or role.

Me, I tank. I've been tanking since level 10 on my first character. I've got all four tanking classes at level 85. I love the idea of being the tip of the spear in any given group. While I wish I could say that these tanks were born from the desire to trade blows with the enemy rather than simply nip at their ankles, this isn't specifically true. While my paladin is always a tank, my DK was started as a character I could explore DPS potential on. Eventually, alt runs in my guild needed a tank, so my DK became a full-time tank. To compensate for that, I rolled a fury warrior. It was good for a while, but to paraphrase Sartre, "hell is other tanks." It was quite painful to stand in the back in raids only to watch the tank make mistakes with encounters that I'd done in my sleep on two different tanks.

This came to a head in an ICC PUG when a tank bailed on us, and rather than wait for the raid leader to dig up another tank from trade chat, I started rummaging through my bags and manifested a tanking set from the assorted detritus I had acquired in previous runs. Boots from Mimiron hard mode, trinket from Yogg, shield from Gunship, and so on and so forth until I had a complete tanking set on. With it, we cleared seven bosses in ICC.

Cataclysm comes, and I finally get around to rolling a druid. I embrace the inevitable, and he's been a bear since the beginning.

What do you find yourself attracted to with your toons?

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