What doesn't destroy us, only makes us stranger
As a tank, the best thing to do is ignore chat in random groups. When you get a group of idiots, you have a couple options. If it's one idiot, kick them. If it's more than one, quietly leave group and reque. For most levels tank ques are near instant. Life is too short to worry about the vocal trolls in random group chat. And make no mistake, the most vocal are either clueless or intentionally eliciting a response. Good players most often like smooth quiet runs, and do not want to waste time bickering in chat.
I got my warrior up to 90 and im doing dungeons and I get people that ninja pull stuff. Dot up everything and general shit stuff. I simply leave....you pull all that extra stuff you tank it. I can chill for a while for my timer its nbd to me
So you lost your temper due to some Internet bully? I think that explains more about you than about tanking, but alright.
I can't help but thinking he wasn't entirely serious. Also, don't worry about people being dumb. It doesn't feel good to be treated that way but don't let dicks ruin your day or they've won. Be a winner, hold the line!
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I get this people can be serious jerks I've gotten it before, though it's normally with a dps. Usually if I'm getting annoyed with a dps that keeps pulling I just let them die then save everyone else, with a healer though ehh that's a different story unless you know you can survive. I feel like tanks deserve to be a bit of an ass considering the shit people give them for one slip up.
I'll just keep pulling because I can solo everything. For the most part tanks are just unnecessary little egos floating around being useless in dungeon groups :x
There's no reason to wait 30 seconds between pulls. Get your shit together, dog.
Other people being jerks doesn't automatically equal most tanks being jerks, I don't really get how those go together. There's usually more pressure as a tank, a lot of people I know enjoy the added responsibility. I definitely use to.
There's really a lot of threads about this disagreement already, I've always felt that as the best person to go faster/control the pace is the tank, then, if he isn't capable or willing to do so, then he isn't being very thoughtful of the real time that other's have or do not have or what's fun for the whole group. Or if the tank does care but just isn't able to pull faster, then they shouldn't get upset if someone else does it for them while they learn.
Just wait till you get gear. I usually pull 3-5 groups when they piss me off and then let the aoe cleaves and ect wreck my whiny ungrateful teammates. Then I kill the mobs by myself and wait for them to run back... Just to really hammer in the fact that I don't need them and am only here to help gear a friend.
I chain pull unless I look off the screen or the healer needs mana. I've been tanking for 8 years and I know what I'm doing. I honestly don't care if someone wants a 5 minute instance because it's going to go as fast as I want it to. I suggest we take all the "PULL PULL PULL PULL" guys and make them spend 3 hours in the LFG channel, a half hour traveling to the instance, another half waiting for someone else to show up, then 2-5 hours to do the damn thing... Just to wipe and have to clear trash again.
Last edited by Xenryusho; 2013-07-14 at 08:55 PM.
It's pretty easy to tank now, shouldn't be aoe threat issues. Take 5 minutes to understand tanking mechanics of your class, active mitigation timing might be the mark of an experienced tank, but threat really isn't much of an issue.
I wash my hands until the water burns
If you think its bad at level 18, wait til you get to level 80-90... thats when you run into the *real* head cases.
On the plus side, you can now queue for dungeons crossrealm, so *BE SOCIAL*. make friends with those players who DON'T get all bent out of shape that you're learning the role, and ask the friend them for later. The fewer randoms you queue with, the more likely you'll have a positive experience.