I rolled another Warrior Tank over the weekend. Zahrana She is prot, and atm level 26, and has been doing Dungeons since 16. In heirloom Chest, Shoulders, and Weapon, and I am working on a trinket.
She is closer to home, so I can still listen to guild chat, trade chat, keep her financially viable, and geared up better than my other tank who is all alone on another realm.
I had to roll a 2nd ( sorry) because I am loving tanking, and getting to play my 1st Warrior is dependant on time zone differences, and I have been trying to be patient but I want to see a warrior to 80, and I’m motivated now. I intend on playing both! They are a lot of fun.
We get plate at 40, but I don’t think that’s our strongest armor. I’m not sure what the real armor is called, I’ve tried to come up with some names, maybe thick skin, silent resolve, Patience, Seething rage, disparagement, it’s an armor against behaviour though, not damage.
It’s good to be back in dungeons that I am familiar with – and as a 2nd round of lobie tanking I have more confidence then when I first started. I am also a little more assertive, and possibly bordering on terse, and unfriendly on occasion.
I am saying don’t a lot. I am now zoning into each instance with a ” Too fast – Too Slow – Let me know : but Let me pull.
Tanking adventures include
Dps pulls as we zone in. I say ” Really…” eg HINT HINT Dps starts chain pulling. “oh well you don’t need me” /leave instance
A Mage rolling need on mail greens. When asked why ” I’ve only played this toon 3 times” “Would you like me to explain the difference between need and greed?” I ask trying to be helpful “Please do” and as I am explaining in 3 lines. The Healer goes ” Just.. Pull”
Shammy pulls, and then proceeds to tank Boss the second I zone in to party standing near the Turtle boss in BFD. Seeing him cast I ask “What did you do to your last tank?” “He was a retard” they respond. Shammy still tanking away. “Well it looks like you don’t need a tank anyway – Cya” /leave instance
“What did you do to your last tank?” I asked to a party in a WC in progress ” He had enough” I then get whispers from the dps about the behaviour of the hunter.
” why haven’t you done any damage in this run at all?” In Stockades, Rogue was nearby, doing nothing, and we were working our way down a side wing, having already cleared the rooms in the front. Party goes ? I link Metres. Rogue hits one mob. ‘I have too! See!” Then proceeds to try to pull half the instance. We survive. He then rolls a level one on my realm to tell me to “cry more” /ignore rogue /ignore level 1
Perhaps I am being a little prima donna on occasion still. If you pee me off in the first few pulls, and show me that I am going to have to fight you the whole instance for agro, for planning, for pulling – for control – then I will leave. It’s worth the debuff. Especially since I do not have to wait for the debuff to cool down to queue up another specific instance – the extra xp and gold from completing a random and the satchel of helpful goods is crap. Spell power mail, 4 x the same cloak or belt. Crap.Crap. Crap.
Just please, pretttttty please let me do the pulling
This tanks unladylike crime, is not cow crack like my Tauren Warrior, more like Human Cheek. /shows cloak / Dons tabard I almost changed pants when I saw the front, very glad I am not a blue haired Female Night Elf Warrior. Armor FAIL