Jan 4th 2010 11:05AM Frankly Matt...maybe you should take a break from tanking heroics. It's a game, if you're not enjoying yourself, don't do it. I'd rather heal an ungeared tank who is really trying, even if we wipe a few times than a guy who is just there putting in time. I generally like your writing, and as an occasional bear tank I understand and sympathize with many of the points...but this article reads more like a typical forum QQ...including starting with bragging about how great your gear is.
Dec 30th 2009 10:00AM Hard, but not unpuggable. I've got a 3-3 record pugging it and last night we even got the achievement for evading the Lich King in under 6 minutes. I think one of the reason folks are bored is because they are trying to have these fast, faultless runs. Personally HoR is my favorite dungeon...because it is the most challenging.
Dec 29th 2009 7:02PM Why? The tank is not your pet...he should always initiate the action.
Dec 29th 2009 6:03PM "Healer/Tank who shows up and asks to switch to DPS"
Gee...did you find the queue shorter?
Had a terrible H FoS PuG with a series of bad healers. Final boss we get another new healer...doesn't go well, though not insanely bad. After the wipe, healer asks me (Druid) if she can switch to Heals. I point out that I am top of the DPS chart (not by much, but I was doing my bit) and she says "I can do better than 2.4k even in my crummy gear" (I can too, I had to heal the tank after the healer died the first try). She won't start the fight again and vote to kick fails. So I switch to healing gear (first time healing any of the ICC heroics) and we wipe. Recount: the "healer" who switched to dps did 419DPS. Looked at her gear, all blues and greens and one iLvl 245 piece (later checked armory and no enchants on *any* items). Second vote to kick passed :-). Ironically a 232 healing neck piece dropped off the Dev of Souls...which I won and would not have rolled on if I'd stayed DPS.