Zahrana is now my 5th 80 and defense capped
Wow.. that was quick.
Leveling is fun. Well, leveling a character you like playing, that has many fun things to do is well FUN.
My 80 Mage looks at me forlornly * sobs ” You only use me to pick flowers”
My 80 hunter says at least log in every now and then so I can feed my pet!
My two priests get more love, but both are suffering from lack of attention due to me and my Warrior, and playing SC telling noobs’ DO NOT BUILD NEXT TO ME
There are so many ways to get gear now. She was in heroics making nice with healers not long after dinging, with a badge boe, crafted ilevel 200′s and ICC Boes I got for reasonable prices. It’s kind of scary, I am now on the same playing field as my main for randoms. I could be dpsing, or healing a tank like me
Sure it took some cash and a little bit of leg work, chasing down the BOA head, and shoulder chants, making sure she got a proper weapon enchant. Waved goodbye to Heirloom stuff.
I’m not sure what i hoped to accomplish with my Do you think you can tank project – hey I got to 80 - I find tanking is like managing people. You can’t keep everyone happy all the time. Sure some healers think I am awesome ( usually not the 1st time I run an instance as a tank though. I need a little acclimatising)
She leveled at Prot all the way – had to do some respecing to get into a cookie cutter spec, I had done ok with my choices, but cookie cutter is awesome for someone who wouldn’t be able to argue with another warrior about warrior stuff yet.
She did it with my usual mix of Quests, BG’s and Instances. It’s the only way to level for me now. The variety keeps me interested, Quests, and killing stuff on my own makes me confident in my keys/abilities, BG’s forces me to react faster and try to survive ( and I get to charge a lot ) and Instances I get to practise Tankage.
I had to leave my BOA Shoulders in my bags while tanking a while ago, so its’s been 10% slower, but I was easier to heal with properly stat’d shoulders.
I have some gear gaps, and I hope I shall be able to sneak my way into some places that don’t normally take people without an achievement.
No I shall not lie.
Probably confirmed I am a bad tank by running with a friend and him getting smacked around more then he liked. Running with people I want to impress makes me more nervous.
It takes me at least one run to get a feel for an instance
I had my first group dissolve on me last night in Oculus. OH HOW I HATE THEE. I let the healer die on the 2nd whelp trash pack. Which was my fault for being unable to control all those casting whelps well enough.
On the 2nd boss - Mage- Lord Urom we wiped 3 times, the raid kept blowing up – because DPS was slow and we don’t have a lot of health, and no one los his blast, or they time bombed each other. BYE BYE healer again.
Of course it was my fault for making the DPS run cross the frost. They wanted me to run to them, they could have run in front of my kite path but nooo.. and I’ve never seen a tank run at the DPS. I’ve always been a dps or healer running after the tank.
So I felt like a right Twat when I ran Oculus again on Heroic telling the raid ” Make sure you LOS of his blast:” and making sure I was dragging him backwards to make the dps happy, and putting us in perfect position behind the pillar for the blast, Then the dps doesn’t move, only lost half their health, and he was dead before he could blast again
Every time I get the achievement spam for the 1st time I completed a dungeon, on normal, or heroic – I feel a little smug. They didn’t know it was my 1st time here as tank :) but I feel good that I have been able to play a completely different role, and I’m ok. It will take some more work to become a good tank – and I’ll work on her. Need those frostbadges.