I'm leveling a new healer and I've just reached the dreaded outlands. Ended up with a rare dps queue due to the influx of tanks, zone into a ramps run. Make it just about to the first boss, we are annihilating everything.
The tank suddenly stops and says, pally why are you in tank spec? Then demands he switch specs. I haven't even noticed anything so I inspect him and he's indeed prot spec but without righteous fury, so I think, who cares? Sure it's not optimal by a long shot but it's not something to make a huge deal over. The paladin explains he has tank gear only right now and has turned off righteous fury so he's not going to pull aggro. I'm like well that seems reasonable... So he says it's not a huge deal I'm not even pulling aggro and my dps is fine. I'm ready to move on, but the tanks insists he is losing aggro to the paladin. I inform him that actually i seem to be the one to be pulling aggro, perhaps that's because he's barely hitting mobs before running away?
We progress, the tanks continues to harp on this paladin in the wrong spec, the entire time insisting it doesn't matter yet somehow it matters so much because he's an idiot. /boggle The paladin is taking the entire thing with good grace for the tank being completely out of line. Shortly after the first boss the paladin says, if you really have a problem with it then just kick me, but nobody seems inclined to do so, the tank just wants to verbally abuse him some more.
We get to the top of the stairs and I watch as the healer pulls every group when you come outside. Tank picks it up, dies because the healer is too busy jumping in circles. Group slowly wipes. He then proceeds to say, "SEE! I died because the paladin stole aggro!" Wait, what? He insists that the paladin stole aggro which somehow lead to his death as well as pulled the extra mobs with avenger's shield. I informed him that no, the healer actually pulled the extra mobs and that he, the tank, died because he actually had aggro on (most) of the mobs. He then proceeds to berate me for not knowing anything about tanks. I asked him if he even knew what a threat modifier does *crickets*. But I'm an idiot because he's been tanking for years, so obviously must be doing it right I guess?
We go back and forth for the rest of the instance, the tank now insisting that 5 mans aren't important at all and then in the same breath telling us we are dumb for not "getting" it and taking it seriously. I think some people just get pleasure out of making everyone else miserable.