My toon(s) can't have a tank spec
My toon(s) could have a tank spec, but both specs are used already
I don't want the responsibility
I don't have the gear
I find tanking boring
I don't know the tactics well enough yet
Tanks get too much abuse
I don't need anything from LFR
I'd rather do normals / flex
Something else (specified in reply)
I selected something else (564ilvl, 6/14h) because the way to get me into LFR with all my awesome sauce and have me just toss the raid on my back is to REWARD me! I want to get rich for being such a small minority and in such demand. The rules of a free market tell me that if a good tank is a scarce resource and there is high demand then said good tank should command a greater reward for effort.
Because I use two-handed swords. Compensation, or something of the kind. Last time I tried to tank as Arms, people where mean.
I love tanking the mechanics are usually far simpler then most people are lead to believe. That being said at around t14 LFR ques for tanks were much longer then dps so in order to see content I switched to dps. The amount of time it would take now to gear up my tank would be a little more then I am willing to invest right now in this stage of the game. I don't wanna just go and get really shitty 496 gear from timeless isle and jump into SoO. I want to get the cloak, and good gear and a large health pool so when I do set foot in SoO LFR I don't get trolled to bejesus and back because I'm trying to tank garrosh with a 900k health pool with 10 stacks of determination.
I don't even have to level the damn toons I already have a monk, a pally, and a warrior at level 90 but they are sitting mostly in quest blues. Getting that cloak was already a long enough trip as is and I already ignore my other games too much.
In addition to my post before I'd also like to say tanking is boring as hell. We need more compelling mechanics than "switch at X stacks".
Last edited by Vasilisa; 2013-10-29 at 02:56 PM.
I voted for "I don't want the responsibility" because that's usually the main reason. A lot of times I'm playing WoW as a downtime fun activity and being saddled with the responsibility of setting up groups, explaining tactics, managing other tanks that don't know the fight on top of active mitigation tank swaps standing in crap and everything else that goes along with tanking is just a tad exhausting.
Compare the tanking experience to dps which gets to pretty much zzzzzzzzzzz through a fight just doing their dps rotation and it's a no-brainer for why I usually just want to run as dps.
However, with the new SoO instances I don't really know all the nuances of the boss fight and sometimes reading a strat guide just isn't enough. If I screw up and we wipe it's a lot of nerd rage to deal with. So there are a few times like in wing 3 and 4 where I just go dps instead to try and get a feel for the fight.
Anyways, tank is quite a bit more hassle than dps or healing and I find myself gravitating away from tanking.
Not worth my sanity.
lol w8 what... u dont like tank in lfr... w8 what?
However, I've seen a ton of threads lately along the lines of "LFR doesn't have enough tanks - this is how I'd fix it", always from DPS and full of non-tanks trying to tell each other what they think the problem is. The purpose of this thread is to give my fellow tanks a voice, somewhere that isn't flooded with opinions from DPS.
Last edited by Aliessil; 2013-10-29 at 03:37 PM.
I'm a warlock and last time I offered to tank, just to be funny, people nerd raged. =/
Just looking at the votes so far, there's 116 votes. Of those:
10 are toons that can't have a tank spec
4 could have a tank spec, but both specs are used for something else.
That means we've 102 votes from people who have a tank spec; of those, only 15 have voted "something else". So AT MOST, 15% of tanks actually tank LFR. It'll be interesting to see if the ratios stay about the same with a load more votes.
I finally had a shield upgrade drop about two weeks before patch 5.4 went live, and I've been tanking since day one of the expansion (and burning bonus rolls like crazy looking for the shield upgrade through it all), so I would say just tank it with the blue shield and don't worry about anyone who might "take offense"