My next project is the resto shammy I started a little while ago, and after a ‘amg what do these buttons do again’ * pushes random binds to see what happens, and then some tweaks to my healing mod. I am now settling comfortably back into healing dungeons on her. She is decked out in all the heirlooms and is not shy in critiquing tanks who have made no effort to gear as she runs Utguard keep for the 20th time.
Have plate – will play meat shield.Published August 19, 2011 World Of Warcraft 2 Comments
Tags: Healing, tanking
One piece of parry/dodge gear seems to be the average DK tank around the 70’s. They think because they are in plate it automatically makes them a tank.
Last night I was told by the tank, after I asked him where his tanking gear was, that he was doing ok because he hadn’t Died yet, and I told him he hadn’t died yet because I was healing him more then ok and that he was not in enough tanking gear to take the damage he was taking, I kept him up; we finished the instance with no wipes. I may not have forced him to go read EJ, or pick up something with dodge and parry, but I gave him legitimate feedback. He was not wearing the right gear. I hope it was enough for him to go.. Mmmm can I do this better?
I get that you may not be capped, I get that you are leveling, and that you may not have all the right gear, or be gemmed or chanted, or have an uber toon that can afford all the best heirlooms, and that you may be filling in gaps of gear with Pvp gear. I do it too. A little respect to the position though is required no matter your role and to get to your 70’s and think you’re a tank with no tanking gear, what the heck have you been doing with the quest rewards/other dungeons you have been running.
Maybe I approached things differently. The times I have gone back to healing for what ever reason I have always made sure that my gear choices/gems/chants were at least sensible. When I started tanking I geared for tanking. Maybe I am being overly cautious, At level 2o it’s all lets take turns at playing tank, but once you start heading towards your 70’s a little bit of learning is required, because these people are going to be hitting 85 soon enough and they will have the same attitude tanking Cata dungeons.
Where do pugs go wrong ? The faceroll through what I consider to be your training in lower levels. Zoom or ding your way through the content and abilities with the leveling bonuses and suddenly your 85
I remember the days when healing power was different to spell power. ( I do not miss those days) but you would have not have declared yourself a healer unless you were wearing healing gear. There is a reason ( as I have found out on my warrior dpsing) for expertise. There is a reason for spirit on a healer. There is a reason for dodge and parry. If you don’t have a basic understanding of the importance of each stat for the class or role you are playing then why are you playing.
As children we learn the right and wrong way to do thing because we are taught by family/society. When we stop teaching each other,we stop learning and caring, and there seems to be a lot of apathy towards a lot of things. I have also been affected, and for it to matter to me, I need it to matter to other people.
Edit Soon after: I should share my theory on what will happen when the new Tank changes happen with these people with no gear. If you have a mob of 6 a tank might get say 4 of the 6 hitting him. The Mage has been blasting on mob 5 who is now running towards them, ( mage iceblocks – mob runs back – but at this time mob 5 is not hitting tank) At the same time, the warrior dps/rogue/kitty is single tanking one mob 6 because they can. The other dps/tank/Aoe has killed 1-4 and 5 and 6 are halfway there, but the load was a little less because there wasn’t enough agro to catch all of them. Well.. with the new changes. 6 mobs hitting on a tank with no parry and dodge. TANK IS GOING DOWN.. wmahahaha