Nov 10th 2008 8:21AM Me Me Me!
Nov 6th 2008 4:54PM Woo!
Nov 6th 2008 1:55PM Woo!
Sep 22nd 2008 2:52PM I generally tank this on my paladin, but I go with my pvp ret build in my pvp gear. I've had fully geared healers healing me, as well as a shadow priest with some random kara drops heal me through it. It gives them a little more to do but it also makes the boss go down really fast. I usually open up with my Shadowsong panther and my wings and the panther doesn't come back off of cooldown before the boss is dead.
Sep 15th 2008 11:13AM A third possible solution, and one we did with a tank that helped us out when we needed him most but had a lot of problems listed above.
Move him to a dps role. We had kitted him out with a lot of good tanking gear so we made him bring it along to every raid but for the most part we just had him dps on fights and OT when the pull required just one extra tank. It seemed like he was a happier player in this role as well because we weren't yelling at him as much for silly mistakes. Of course without any aggro dumps his trips to dreamland may be pretty costly but in general in most fights all that ends up happening is the boss turns around, punches the guy in the forehead, and goes back to the tank. Eventually he learns that if he doesn't want huge repair bills he'll watch his aggro.
Jul 15th 2008 3:43PM Personally, I can't see spending that kind of money on the bear mount, but then again I spend most of my time raiding so my gold is flowing out almost as fast as it comes in.
I have, however, participated in buying spots in 25 mans. Or to be more clear it was a sorta pug with mostly t6 people and some raid spots open for others to run through SSC and you only pay gold for the gear you get. This worked out well for me because we had stopped running SSC for a time and were working on TK almost exclusively so going back and spending 600g for 2 pieces of T5 and a nice belt was a very reasonable expense.
I stepped out before they did Vashj because at the time my guild had not downed her and I didn't want to ruin the experience of killing her.
This was back before they opened up Hyjal/BT attunement to the masses of course.