Yet when the other tanks help show me the ropes and work with me things go GREAT.
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Honestly, you can't go levelling and say tank quality is declining. Anyone who wants to tank seriously at this point of the expansion will be at 90, the only people you will see are dps queuing as tanks for speed or people who are learning to tank.
Like going into a kindergarten and saying the quality of education is going down, people can't even read anymore.
Still, we do not hand out information freely to people who insist on remaining trapped in going nowhere guilds. Raiding comes with a price and that price is commitment. Some times that commitment requires you to make choices and moves that will better you as an individual.
Fact is that their was always bad player in wow, ok. But when I now see locks doing less damage than their pets, feral druid hero playing the one button mangle cycle (yeah, take "whole log" in recount and you'll only see white + mangle, not, a, single, other, button), mage using sheep in their cycle (know it sound joke, it isn't), shaman @90 poping lust right at the start of LFD to "make the group run faster" (WTF?!?!?), prot paladin playing as dps (new hype here, have got 5 last week. "I play how I want" is the usual answer. Only one said "I have no tank gear yet"). Healer not having a single clue at what their job is (watch LFR healing log, Hpal @12k HPS in full 502 gear).
Never saw that many "baddies", I you call them, in every other expansion since vanilla (And while I played only a shaman in vanilla, I play at least 3 chars since BC doing a lot of PUGS 5man with them cause I still love 5man)
I always found tanking to be a lot of fun until you hit the endgame. At that point then it just well we only need x amount of tanks for this guild or this guild. But like previous posters said all previous experiences an nullified when you get to the end game as a tank.
1-85 you mostly find people using heirlooms. If you end up in a group with a full heirloom tank or one heirloom dps it completely skews your your dungeon experience. And even if they don't have heirloom gear once you get to certain levels 68-70, 76-80, 83-85 people just buy greens from the next xpac up that are on par with tier gear of that xpac. I see it all the time I see hunters pulling 80k dps in stonecore normal at level 83. Druids that need to just cast renew and they can keep at tank at full health on a boss fight. DPS that blow up mobs quicker then they have time to even cast an ability.
I guess what I'm saying is if you were new to this game and didn't know better why the hell would you even think you need to use ANY cooldown as a tank. Their is zero coaching from one player to another and zero explanation from the game. If you don't keep up with the changes or have an army of alts how can you blame anyone.