While denting face this weekend. ( Shadow Priests melt face – tanks dent face) I found the worst thing in an instance is a bored healer. They pull stuff! So don’t pull stuff – Dps if you have to -but don’t get distracted so much by your boredom you forget to heal.
I had a shammy healer during a run of Drak’Tharon testing out his ” You want mana? ” Macros for half the instance out of bordem, who also decided after I pulled Dino Dred ( who also spawns adds) to pull extra cause I wasn’t, and he then proceeded to die; self rezed with little mana – was oom by the end and declared something along the lines of ” that’s the sh*t” because it made it more exciting for him.
You died… I pointed out. You could have wiped us. ” But I didn’t”
“Why you little……..”
76 with 477 defence – I can smell 80
Am I a good tank? Probably not. I mean I think I’ve done the right thing. Geared as tank. Practised all the way while leveling. Known when I’m over my head. Never queued as DPS. Never had a group leave because I was bad – so I can’t be doing too badly. I’m making the right gearing choices. Not sure about the out of Prot tree talent choices though, but I’ll go cookie cutter when I’m 80.
I am not sure the etiquette of who is supposed to do battle shout /commanding shout when there are 2 warriors though.
I forget vigilance a lot. When I remember I try and wait for at least the 1st pull to see if anyone uber stands out that will need it.
Had a few pulls where I stuffed up and was saved by uber healing, had a few pulls that couldn’t be saved. It’s been challenging doing instances that are so familar from a healing/dps view, to suddenly trying to control the mobs so that they are hitting me. I have all this knowledge I’m trying to apply – trying to remember what other tanks have done. Watch for a pat here. Adds come out then ( eg keep thunderclap off cooldown till they come out then) – Pull back to here ect – and I keep forgetting I can’t just stand there and dot them up.
I hate Night Elf Melee. I feel so short next to them. ( human female) . I can’t imagine how gnome tanks feel. Ankle biters – getting neck cramps looking up at bosses.
Charging cross the battle field in BG’s is fun. “You’ll do as a flag carrier” I got told after a successful trip. Won a few WSG’s this weekend for a nice XP boost. Stunning people as often as my cool downs & rage allowed. Bit hard for a Rogue to kidney jab me when your dazed and confused ha!
She’s not dressed so fun and sexy now. Too much Tempered saronite, but she has been a lot of fun to play – and I will see her to 80.