Jun 22nd 2010 5:07PM @Lars Petersson
But as asshats do get kicked, they will think twice about it. Also, you have four people in your group and at least the two others needed for a sucessful kick, to pool from, if you are on CD.
As a Tank that hates leeches or Unauthorized MD Hunter pulls, Pets on Aggressive or Rogues getting spotted for a nice wipe, I appreciate this ability.
One time we had to kick this guy because he was a self proclaimed Lvl 70 Twink, running MT in Sunwell on Heroric .. and decided to keep pulling the entire room when I was OOM, "Not a Twink" with three other, "Not a Twinks" caused two wipes, so we had to let him go. Only to get a hunter, that must have been soloing content or questing, with her pet on Aggressive, join us right when we are going for that big pull in the middle ... ouch!!
Couldn't kick, she wouldn't put her pet on Def or Passive and we had to wait until she left to continue. It was too dangerous otherwise.
Four manned after she left. It's not that the content was hard, it was a distraction fighting nine mobs at a time, when it should have been a steady chain pull.
Jun 9th 2010 7:14PM @lilliah
I thought she had some of the best advice. As situational as PuGs can be, sometimes it is the only way DPS will learn not to cause their own deaths. I tank and heal and occassionly dps, but when I see I have aggro or I'm standing in poo I do something about it. Depending on the level of content you're playing, DPS will make mistakes and not correct themselves when asked.
1. Firing at any target the tank is not.
2. Opening up with AoE before threat is established.
3. Pulling the next mob in an effort to keep thongs rolling ( see number one).
Standing in void and expecting the healer to compensate or move them up on the priority list when they are three or lower.
I will teach the damage vocally then I will teach them by putting them on bottom priority. Then I will not top them off for the next pulls. If they don't change their behavior, they will die. It's a game (they're not really dead).
This is my moto as a tank/healer/damage...
If the Tank dies, it's the Healer's fault. If the Healer dies, it's the Tank's fault. If the DdPS dies, it's their own damn fault.
Jun 9th 2010 6:20PM I was happy to rate you down. So far, the advice has been spot on until I got to your post.
I would just add, go to wowwiki.com and search your class/role and everything you've ever wanted to know about stats and gems and bread & butter spells is laid out there. I recommend this for leveling healers as well as role switchers.
Jun 8th 2010 3:09PM @ kittens
exatly what my healer and (tank) do. We have leveled up exclusively through the LFG and spent 30 days at lvl 70 working on all content in BC.
Everytime we group with a gogogo or a mouthy Elite's BoA wearing ALT we warn him to behave, or we will not let him get heals or Rez. Personally, I find four manning more challenging and have had to do that in BC herorics on more than half of our runs, due to someone that thought we " need" 3 DPS. Guess what, as overgeared as we are, it's more fun with four.
My healer and I like noobs because we like to show people the ropes. We like to chat in our runs and we aren't here for two emblems of frost, we are here to play a dungeon for the fun of it. Not because we need gear.
We have found in BC herorics we have been grouped with the same people a lot because we run late and only que for herorics. When we come across the same bad players again, they have a different mindset or they immediately drop group.
That's the advantage to having a healer tank team as you level. Our secret is, we have always turned off XP every couple of levels so we stay in the same content for ransoms.
Jun 8th 2010 2:10PM I have always pronounced it drah-neye and after listening to that YouTube video I'm convinced that I am correct. Maybe my local since we all speak differently. I'm from California.
Apr 16th 2010 3:57PM I saw two of these last night. I have to say, awesome.