I was told I had the ego for tanking.
and then promptly told that I wouldn’t be a good tank.
Do you need an ego to tank? Should I roll a ‘tank’ and see? It shouldn’t be too hard to get to level 20 and find a low level dungeon to have a go at. Any Druid, Rogue, and Warrior of mine has never made it past level 14 – my Pally made it – barely. So upset with my Pally I was – and how long it took to kill anything made me actually delete it in frustration, but I never tried to tank with her.
Someone come with me? Preferably as a uber healer incase I let the dps die.
See I would have thought a tank ought to be quite humble. The idea of of turning my back on my entire party/raid – stick my face and weapon/claws into the immediate reach of one, or multiple nasties – and trust that my healer will not let me die. I see that as more a humble position, rather then a egotistical position, you know you are going to take damage. It’s not your job to worry about your health bar to the extent that a healer needs to worry – sure you need to know when to pop your cooldowns, but you do need to trust your healers.
(I know your only figuratively turning your back on the raid – your camera angle should be set to show you the raid. )
See that would be my main issue – trust
If I were to tank I am just as likely to then stop and heal myself – not because I don’t ‘trust’ my healers, but more that I would need to let go of control – and maybe thats where my ego lies. I like control. The total abandonment of self reliance would be hard for me . I see tanks abandon this all the time, more notably charging up that tunnel in POS – responsibility for their own health bar – and even healer placement is nil – and I don’t think relying on other people – letting go of control of your health bar is an egotistical behaviour
I know I am posting more lately – but brain has extra things to brain dump