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1-12-2012 @ 1:34AM
This is a great post for everyone to read, just like the healing-flavored one. The groups that make tanks love to experience the dungeon finder are the groups that:1. Don't treat the tank like crap for no reason.2. Wait at least three seconds (Even if they pull huge dps).3. Follow kill orders.4. Use interrupts and other utilities (bonus points for interrupt rotations).5. Listen to strategies (if need be).6. Don't drop group after the first wipe.If you think about it, couple the first four suggestions here with what Olivia said above. If more RDF groups tried to adhere to this standard, we would see a much happier tanking base (we can also infer that these tanks will requeue, leading to shorter queue times and a happier damage dealing base.) The funny thing is that I'm not asking for optimum play, and neither are the rest of the tanks in WOW asking for it. I don't need to see epic gems in every slot. I don't need to see you dealing millions of damage over time. Tanks just want to see smart play: if the mob is going to use fear, why not place fear ward on everyone? We can wait. Most of you posting on this thread are my fellow brethen: whether you be a necromancer in plate, a devout follower of the light, a bear with a big butt, or a ragin' cajun, you know how hard it is to deal with when some dps in a skirt decides to pull for you, gets murdered, and proceeds to complain about how nooby you are while you scramble to save the belf healing you and the hellfiring warlock determined to tank the floor, his mother, and a hall full of cultists at the same time. It's not that we hate dps. We love it! Hell, I never knew a tank that didn't love blowing up Alysrazor babies. And I never forgot the time where we finally downed Gruul: a last second POM pyro made the guild happy until Wrath (we never downed him again until we facerolled him as 80's). My point being simple: tanks love dps, they just hate the idiots that only care about numbers and getting instances done in 10 minutes. Last tidbit: healers, we love you all, just no hot's before pulls (druids...). Last thing for sure: please don't reinforce stupid actions by dpsers by showering them in healing grace. It only serves to complicate your job, make you more angry at your innocent tank, and make an idiot become complacent. Thanks. Celeinicus@firetree. Come on down and troll me ;)@ Olivia I friggin love you and these posts. Keep em comin!
1-12-2012 @ 6:19AM
Added to this list: Hunters that misdirect a caster back onto me after the mage decides he needs to have a one-on-one mage-off with it. Hell, hunters and rogues that MD/Tricks period.
1-12-2012 @ 6:46AM
Thanks! All great additions.And Jesse - "one-on-one-mage-off"? I lol'd ^_^Olivia
1-12-2012 @ 10:09AM
"3. Follow kill orders"I hope this gets mentioned in the DPS article, i.e. if you want to keep DPS happy, mark the targets with kill order. Just skull and x, don't need more, it works wonders.
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