I got both my tanks to 40 & 41 It means I am getting lots of tanking practise, or more how it’s become. Twice the fun.
Zahrana @ Level 41 = 75 man dungeons entered. She was in dungeons as soon as she was level 15
Brynhild @ Level 40 = 63 5 man dungeons entered. But was only in dungeons from about level 20 i think.
I was in a Ulduar run with Zahrana and these really sweet blue boots dropped off the trogg with the 1st part of the key thingy. I paused to check them against mine, and went yep. Massive upgrade. Need.
” Why did you roll need? You have boa stuff?”
” I need to wear shoes too” I say. “Would you like me to go barefoot?”
I then had enough time to type an offer to “strip down to all my boa gear”
“Oh I thought they were shoulders Chill Zah.. I’ve just had a lot of ninja’s in my groups” they explain.”
“think before you speak” I retorted. Majorly annoyed.
I pulled the next group and went on tanking. Later on, I said something, like ‘come this way’ and from the same person, got ” Wow, Arrogance abounds in Azeroth.”
“If someone accused you of being a ninja on the 3rd pull in a run wouldn’t you be pee’d off?”
“point taken.. ”
I like the LFG system – each group is full of new and exciting experience, and interactions with people – no matter the role, and I’m doing them now as Dps, Tank, and healer cross my toons, but I can go from boring to heal, to a bad tank – in a matter of 2 instances, because I can’t control the DPS in my own team.
The mobs are easy. The People are the hard part, but they are also the fun part. Especially the healer I got last night in a run, who on discovering I wasn’t taking too much damage spent the entire run philosophising about life in party chat, and replacing his s’s with z’s ” Iz a man really happy when he iz doing what he wantz” “Are we all zlaves to our own dreamz”
Maybe it is I that brings the weird out in people, and no I don’t make this stuff up.
I’m getting cocky – yes – arrogant, not quite. Hey I still admit when I get really lost, but I will tell you in capital letters DO NOT USE FEAR -as I see the wave of mobs running towards the party baying for our blood. I try and interject some wisdom I have learned on pulls too. Hug the wall. Watch the runner on this pull.
I do get sarcastic ” I didn’t realise rogues use spell power” “What level do mages get decurse? Hint hint” ” Do you only have one spell on your bars?” ( to the mage Arcane blasting all of RFK -that stuff is irritating blowing up in your face the whole time.)
I’ve refused run offers to level quicker on Zahrana, but I want to do this on my own. I know the game changes, and end game raiding, and even heroics is different then the lobie tanking I am doing, but this feels like the right way to get comfortable in tanking shoes. I mean everything that anyone can do to cause a wipe I’m seeing. I’m also paying more attention to what other tanks are doing in raids/lfg’s – cause I want at least one of these tanks to 80 before cata.