08/07/2013 11:38 PMPosted by AlexstrazaInc huge wall of text but a good read
I definitely enjoyed that read.
So we're running Old Kingdom in WotLK last week. Pull the first mob and wipe. Heals starts looking at the DK tank and notices.....cloth pants! Yes siree. Cloth Pants on the DK tank. Healer, to his credit, begins to explain the benefits of plate armor to the tank.....
Tank's response? "Yeah, well, I know all that but I like the cloth pants for the health bonus". Heals continues to explain (tanks get hit a lot so.....). Tank finally gets fed up with the healer and states, "Hey, just let me play the way I want, okay? I like the pants and am keeping the pants. Let's just play, okay?"
To his credit, the healer kept the tank up through the rest of the instance. Not a single death. Don't know how he did it but he's my new hero. Full props to all the long suffering heals other there. We couldn't do it without you.
So horror story turned that ended better than expected.
I've got a few.
Tank, or a healer says "I don't know this fight"
or "nah im good ive done LFR"
or "i dont wanna use vent is that cool?"
or "ilvl is only ___, is that okay?"
Omg! I don't think i will ever forget this moment. The very worst pug i ever queued healer with. It was during the Cata expansion. And joined a group with with a guild heroic in Shadow Fang Keep. and it stated that tank was a druid. So after about 2 pulls i noticed that a warrior marked as Dps was continuously pulling badly, and taking aggro off druid tank. It started annoying me right as soon as he completely lost aggro on the first boss, and i ended up getting the boss aggro. Ended up being a wipe, tried to get him vote kicked but it failed instantly, I then told him, "I'm going to let you die", and told the druid to hold aggro. The druid and the entire party starts raging at me stating i suck. I retaliate in my defense that the warrior in dps role should not be tanking and if he is, he sucks at holding aggro. Come to realize all 4 of the party are from the same guild and server. So despite the heavy pressure and continued aggro i received, i decided to suck it up, and prove my skills to them despite their stupidity. It started becoming harder to bear when both the druid and warrior continued standing in heavy damage Aoes during boss pulls just to spite me. Either of them switching to "Tank" and being absolutely terrible at holding aggro.I could tell they were all doing this purposely cause the huntard was also pulling mobs while I was attempting to mana up twice. I was determined to fulfill my Vow of never allowing a tank to die under any reason unless I'm oom + CD, or dead first. And well I'm happy they lived, but annoyed i was the one that was killed, and it takes a lot to annoy me. Through that whole run i ended up getting killed 8 times total. No one but me was killed, bad pulls, crappy aggro skills, and healer trolling at its finest, Not a single thank you, or appreciation.
Skada: Dispels for Horridon
1. Rainbodash 11
2. <druid healer> 5
3. <priest healer> 5
4. <monk dps> 4
5. <monk dps> 3
6. <priest healer> 1
7. <shaman DPS> 1
I was tanking.
This was an improvement from the first attempt -- see, the druid healer didn't know she could dispel poison. *headdesk*
I've just started healing again.
The tank is a resto cat. Never once shifts into bear.
One of the DPS is a close relative of the tank, a balance cat.
Aggro is of course everywhere.
When resto cat tank thing heroically pulled the first half of the courtyard and it came up the stairs to meet me, I just dropped. Sorry for the other guys, but I'd asked them to go bear, and nobody backed me up.
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