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A critique on me


In Anh’Kaket – Chain pulled untill  end trash near 2nd boss.   No pauses,  no time I was not healing the tank because he was taking a shit load of damage, and so was the party because they kept getting agro.

I Oomed when I had no mana, and we were about to start boss 2 I didnt want to have to use my fiend, because the nature of the tank was speed through everything.  I was going to need it in the next 5 min which is my healing spec cool down, 5 min cool down on fiend. There was no reason why I shouldnt be allowed to have 30 secs or even 15 seconds  to regain mana.

So I do what I rarely do.  I typed OOM.

After fiending on instruction,( 1st chat panel)  and after 2nd boss on 6k mana about to pull  another elemental trash after boss 2  I tried to steal 10 secs to drink.  He kept on going and I would have been ok to catch up, he then told me to fiend.  It was on cooldown

He then tried to wipe the party, and then left group.

He is well known on my old server for being as ass.  I never understood why. I do now.

Its not like we were being slow, and Im sure he would get a kick from knowing he has affected someone, but he really killed my buzz for healing right now.

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14 Responses to “A critique on me”


  1. 1 M January 9, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Long time lurker, but first time commenting. ^_^

    Don’t let him get to you. Like you noted, he probably would get a kick out of knowing he upset someone. I’ve had the same thing happen to me in OK – tank chain pulls everything, group takes massive damage, and then they get to the Prince and I am nearly OOM. Sometimes I’ll just grit my teeth and heal through it. Other times I flat-out tell the tank that I’m going to sit and drink. If they pull after that, then they’re the noob, not me.

    Anyway, that guy was all kinds of fail, and seems like the rest of the group thought so too. Don’t waste any energy or emotion on the guy. Some people are just jerks and sounds like he was definitely one.

  2. 2 Cassandri January 9, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Agree with the comment above. At least it sounds like the other party members backed you up.

  3. 3 Klepsacovic January 9, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    When the DPS have a better understanding of the healer’s mana pool than the tank, something is wrong. I hope you got a better tank after that.

    Sometimes I wish there were a few GMs assigned to do nothing but wander servers and instances, handing out temp bans to people who act like that. Nothing long, maybe even only half a day, but enough to get the point across that the people they drive away from WoW are worth more than the lone asshole’s subscription.

  4. 4 silk82 January 10, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Was it ?

  5. 5 Pugnacious Priest January 10, 2010 at 3:33 am

    @Silk.. god no.. our fav realm asshat..

  6. 6 Silk January 11, 2010 at 6:14 am

    You CANNOT let snuggs upset you geez – there is a reason no raid guild (even the bad ones) will touch him.

    If I found a tank telling me how to manage my regen when healing I’d laugh – too many hits on the head lol

  7. 7 Cav January 11, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Please don’t put all tanks in the same basket as snuggs. He doesn’t act like that in realm pugs because we would all laugh at him. Maybe he was just flexing his cross realm anonymity muscle. Either way, its shame that we have to rely on tanks like him.

  8. 8 crankyhealer January 11, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    It says a lot that this guy is infamous outside his own server. Just put him on your ignore list and you’ll never get a pug with him again!

  9. 9 Breevok January 12, 2010 at 3:51 am

    Many tanks really are beginning to believe their own press these days.

    Just because they are holding many Aces when it comes to the LFG system – it doesnt warrent them behaving like idiots.

    I was someone relieved that one of the comments admonishing the tank in your pics, came from someone I know from my own server.

    Please don’t let tanks bother you. And definately don’t let them spoil the pleasure of healing. Just remember that tanks are designed to take damage and maintain agro. Obviously this one does so being thicker than two short planks and by causing offence to everyone around him. -:)

  10. 10 Geoff January 13, 2010 at 6:25 am

    I find PUG runs fascinating from a sociological point of view. A good tank makes everything run smoothly. Sometimes even if he pulls like his server is shutting down. But a good healer can make the difference in surviving a dungeon. Can push a horrible group through what /should/ be a trivial dungeon.

    But the one thing I’m sick of: Terrible tanks who rage quit after a wipe. It’s the ultimate F-U to the group. To my shock I even saw one ninja a dagger before he quit. A blue dagger? Why did he even bother?

    *random mumblings*

  11. 11 Phaye January 15, 2010 at 10:17 am

    First time on your site, and as a long time healer I have to comment. Skrew Him.. if a healer needs to drink, you let the healer drink. End of story.

    He may think he’s the big bad tank chain pulling for records RAAAAAWR BIG MAN ON CAMPUS, but the moment the heals run out, he’s just another squishy person sticking their face in front of mobs praying to survive.

    If he doesn’t like that you needed to drink, too bad. Don’t let it get to you, some people seem to think they’re god’s gift to (insert role here).

  12. 12 Keeko January 16, 2010 at 10:42 am

    What, he couldn’t innervate you between bosses? What a useless feral, looks to me like he needs to concern himself more with improving his game rather than telling anyone else how to play.

    I’ve been in a DPS role with Snuggles tanking before – so I believe you that the group was taking more damage due to poor threat control.In fact, I think he should respec Moonkin (no offense to moonkin :P) since tanking is obviously beyond him.

  13. 13 nwestby January 20, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    I tank on a Frost Death Knight and Warrior and I must say, your posts regarding healing and impatient tank have been eye opening for me. I have recently started casually leveling a priest (lvl 34) and have found everything you’ve stated about these speed tanks to be spot on, even at lower levels like I’m running. I had never really been a very patient tank, largely because I assumed the DPS wanted to run through the instance as fast as possible, and get their badges and move on. Now that i started healing on an alt and have to deal with constantly trying to sneak a drink in before the tanks next chain pull, maybe get up to half mana, have to jump up before I’ve drank half, throw some heals to save his but, then rinse and repeat, I am much more aware of what I do when I’m tanking. Even if a DPS says, “come on let’s go.” I just reply with a casual “Healer mana.” The critical partnership in the instance is myself(tank) with the healer. DPS are a dime a dozen. Give me a hard time for waiting for the healer and /votekick DPS. Anyway, I dig your posts. Keep shedding the light for the non-healers out there.


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