Praise the Quest Writers for they give life to otherwise boring expansions.
Lol had a similar problem on my DK the other day, group of 4 friends (3 damage and a healer) all from same guild/server/etc and they start calling me noob and bad because they keep pulling the boss and wiping us (i wouldnt go until they let me pull due to their insistant bragging of how good they are an how bad i am) so when they finally got to the point of trying to kick me I just voted to kick the healer and they kicked their buddy from the group
Duck walks into a bar, says to the bartender, "Got any grapes?" Bartender says no, duck says "Got any grapes?" "No" "Got any grapes?" "NO!" "Got any--" "If you say got any grapes one more time I'm going to nail your bill to the wall..." "Got a nail?" "No." "Got any grapes?"
I was like.. this Hunter should be doing at least XXX DPS being in Firelands Normal gear. He is at like 8 k DPS... you blame me for not enough DPS.. insanity.*You have been removed from the group.*
The point the OP is trying to make is not "I'm an awesome tank and I'm still losing aggro", it's "I don't PVE much because randoms are rude to newbies".
OP, if you're going to tank, you need to force yourself to have thicker skin until you're a bit more comfortable with the role. Remember, they can kick you all day long and your queue is still instant. After a while you'll be able to compensate for even the most trigger-happy DPS, but always keep in mind that if they don't go at your pace, it's their own fault. They can cry "lol omg nub tank" as much as they want, but the only nubs there are them.
For every group of rude teenagers there are three times as many groups of decent human beings. Just let them know at the start that you're new to tanking and most people will actually be patient and courteous.
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Hate to break it to you, OP, but you're at fault here. Tanks set the pace of a dungeon run. The only time you shouldn't be moving and pulling is if the healer is oom, and that is extremely rare while leveling up. Dps shouldn't be getting a chance to pull more mobs because you should be doing it first. If you don't like chain pullin or going at a quick pace, then please respec to dps and stop queuing as a tank.
Don't blame PvE on a few dickheads being like that. You'll find people that are like that throughout the game. You just have to deal with them, and get over it. As long as you weren't doing anything wrong on your end, you're fine.
Find a guild, randoms are full of jerks.
Qui a rejeté son démon nous importune avec ses anges.
My experience levelling four tanks with a lot of LFD is that you do get people who will try to usurp the tank's job (pulling) but they are not that common. I would not let it deter you.I knew they were going to just AOE things down, fine by me..., "they arent letting me get aggro"
Make sure your tank is as well geared as you can and play aggressively, trusting to your healer to keep you up. If you keep a reasonable pace, most levelling PUGs will be happy. Don't let a few impatient players put you off.
The community of WoW is greatly flawed, and massively unforgiving and unwelcoming to anyone new. It's flat out the biggest problem with the game, and a huge stopping block for gaining new people to the game. This is all systemic of the same problem.
PvP is far far FAR worse for crappy elitism or "know it alls".
I used to exclusively Arena and BG all throught BC, so am experienced in PvP and was very geared at a time for it
During WotLK i switched to PvE, as i joined a guild etc, i thought id try my hand at a WSG whilst i was bored, whilst waiting for the gates to come down i got TWO whispers from different players suggesting i should leave or that i suck for coming in PvE gear.
wtf, yeah sure im not going to be as much of an asset as someone whos fully decked out in resilience gear, but you gotta get geared for PvP somehow right?.
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OP is just bad at tanking. Cold hard facts, care if that sounds elitist. Now days tanking on any levels but max level raiding, is nothing but pushing sequence of buttons inn a decent right order, cause of threat and damage being OP as tank. Been like that since WOTLK really.
One reason for WoW decline I often hear is that its an old game and naturally people get bored with it. But TV is much older and people still watch that. Surely if a thing you once enjoyed keept staying fun, you would still use it?
So you dislike things you have to be good at ?
This is absolutely the attitude and language that, in this community, needs to go sit in the corner for a while. If you can't stand the thought of there being multiple difficulty tiers of content -- into which we pour a lot of our development efforts -- to make raiding feasible for more than 2% of players, hit Heroic mode, turn on vent, and repeatedly remind your friends how good you are. I have no doubt they care