Friends Don't let Friends....

85 Orc Warrior
8720
Tank for PUGs.

On behalf of all tanks mental well being I strongly recommend ignoring that LFD button from the timeframe of Dec 5th to about mid February.

Teaching the 80%+ of DPS how to cc and assist target and "control" thier aoe and/or early rotation is not worth your sanity.

If que times on beta are any indication most people are already doing this instead of the headache that is LFG. Que times will go through the roof.

PuG heroics probably won't be able to complete the content leading to a "learning class" of players stuck on heroics and not able to get into raids. After getting basically free epics the massive QQ outcry should lead to either content nerfs or blizzard losing some of its casual player base that wotlk has encouraged.

I for one encourage blizzard to stand your ground. However we all know that money talks :(
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90 Human Paladin
8815
I'm on board.

Let the "developing" DPS learn with "developing" tanks.

But, as you say, money talks. I could be rented for teaching said heroics.
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85 Human Paladin
11980
I would say friends don't let friends enchant Armsman.
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drink and tank


oh wait, that makes us better.
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I think we are going a little overboard with this belief that the majority of players are unable to adapt to a change in strategy and let us not confuse forcing players to CC again as a change in difficulty. Pressing Polymorph or Banish takes the same skill as pressing Blizzard or Rain of Fire. Will it take time for players to readjust? Absolutely. Will a vocal minority on the forums hate the changes and demand Blizzard revert to Wrath style Heroics? You bet. Will Blizzard massively nerf all of the Cataclysm Heroics and turn them into AoE snooze-fests? Not a chance.

Players adapt, players change. Eleven million (plus) people CC'd their way through TBC Heroics.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
13150
Seriously. I don't think tanking LFDs would be even possible without alchohol.
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85 Draenei Death Knight
7430
I'm going to use the LFD and you cannot stop me! It will be hours on entertainment and screenshots about idiot DDs that refuse to accept the change to a use of CC and mob placement.
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80 Blood Elf Priest
5985
Its going to be a horrible experience, so I'm going to avoid both tanking and healing with the LFD tool. Thank god I have a bunch of university friends playing with me, we'll breeze through these randoms.
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90 Draenei Paladin
14570
My 49/50 in the Looking for Many achievement says hi. :D

The strange thing is I actually feel I have more control when healing, so I will very likely heal pugs in Cataclysm.

But I won't be tanking them.
Edited by Muletia on 11/8/2010 5:40 PM PST
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85 Draenei Death Knight
7430
My 49/50 in the Looking for Many achievement says hi. :D

The strange thing is I actually feel I have more control when healing, so I will very likely heal pugs in Cataclysm.

But I won't be tanking them.


Poor muley...
On the ptr alone I re-earned my pug mini... (the 4.0.1 ptr)
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79 Draenei Shaman
1040
Blizzard is going to cave against the massive onslaught of QQ that everything is too hard.
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85 Goblin Warrior
9250
Oh hai, I tank for PUGs o/
Still don't have my pet, tho...
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Surely the LFG won't be that bad at release since the dungeons will be the normal levelling ones, not heroics.

How bad can it be????

Actually on reflection I remember getting roughed up pretty badly by Ingvar the Plunderer at 70 and I was in full tier 6.

Raise the sail and set course for fun times ahead..........
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85 Tauren Paladin
3970
<---tanks about 2 hours of randoms every night.

I have mouseover salv/bop macros and a whole bunch of fun aoe tools.

I had a damn ret dps last night that did 15,000 dps on Cyanigosa...needless to say he got immediately salved.

Colored me impressed at least.
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85 Tauren Warrior
10510
I think you'd be surprised to see the amount of dps that is over cautious in new content and a little bit timid compared to the past 2 years of farming the same instances.

With that said I dont doubt that you'll also find some extremely challanged individuals who really have no concept of there class

Ex: went into a toc earlier this week and asked if the rogue had a HaT spec, He replied w/ wtf is hat and said i was bad because i questioned if he knew his class.
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85 Tauren Warrior
6595
I plan on never queuing solo for dungeons until i at least have my full t11 set.

This is what friends are for and i have good friends. Too bad 2 of them happen to be healers so itll be kind of difficult finding out which one of them gets to dps or heal.
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85 Blood Elf Warrior
wut
3745
I look forward to getting my guild expierence by doing guild runs. What is the random people you talk about. Refuse to CC? /gkick.
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85 Human Paladin
5555
I could be rented for teaching said heroics.

I fully support this idea. Some tanks are already selling queue positions. Why not charge a little more to offer to walk some new people through a dungeon?

Of course, I have every intention of hitting that random button until I either get enough justice points or get sick of horrible groups. My personal experiences point to me getting enough justice points before encountering enough horrible groups. People are generally nice if you give them the chance to be. Just don't start off confrontational.
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