Hi, I rerolled at the start of f2p after having a break from rift and thought I would give 2 handed warrior tanking spec a go. I use void knight/warlord. This lets me block with a 2h. I have got nothing by prases and been told how good of a tank I was at the end of almost every 5man. I take so little damage I can pretty much solo 5mans and have before when dps/heals have died on bosses.
BUT! Here is the problem. I am level 52 and levelled almost all the way by tanking 5mans and in almost every single one i have been laughed at, told I was bad, told to leave, told I will do a shit job, asked what the hell I am doing in there with a 2hander and generally abused to the shit house before we have even started. Tanks are very rare and these people abuse the shit out of someone who is will to do the job for them and could do the job without there help by soloing it.
I have tanked in mmos for 10 fucking years now and people still abuse me for doing the roll before I even show them how good I am at it. It's those people that turn people away from tanking and why almost every single game has a shortage of tanks. Here are people who have obviously never tanked before and are abusing someone who is willing to do it for them because they are to ignorant to have a look into what type of tank specs there are in rift.
This is the kind of thing that turned me away from tanking (which I know I am amazing at) in wow and it's going to do the same thing in rift. I had heard about the major shortage of tanks in rift that is why I picked one. To do everyone a favour and help shorten the q's but this kind of stuff is making me want to go back to being a mindless dps.
The same people that abused me at the start are the same people who tell me I did such a job at the end but I have never got a sorry from them for judging me before we have even started.