Who overpulls, makes the healer go OOM, pulls again while the healer is drinking, then blames the healer when he dies three times in the same instance?
Now to be fair, he did several things right that I’ve seen many “tanks” do wrong.
- He was specced prot. (You have no idea how many tanks I’ve seen in DPS specs. Some with as many as 4 points not spent.)
- He had the right kind of gear. (Near as I can tell. Most of my understanding of tanks comes from an outsider’s perspective, but Str and Stam = good, right? Thought so.)
- He held aggro like no one’s business. (He may have died repeatedly, but he was the only one who died. That tells me he was using his toolbox of tanking skills to hold the attention of the big bad guys as long as he could.
But where he screwed up, where he failed miserably in his understanding of this 5-man partnership called an instance run, is that a tank’s survivability depends on the healer.
- You do NOT L.O.S. your healer. If he or she can’t see you, he or she can’t heal you.
- You do NOT pull when your healer is out of mana (or if you’re doing big pulls, even low mana). A good healer will let you know when they need a breather, but you have eyes and the healer’s little blue bar graph is on your screen. Use them.
- When the healer tells you the pulls are too large, LISTEN. Seriously. They know their abilities and limitations. Your failure to listen is not their failure to heal you.
- Insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results. Pull 3 groups and die? Let’s try puling the next 3 groups!
- And last but not least, don’t say this to a druid:
… Really? REALLY? That’s like telling a rogue to not use poisons. That’s like telling a disc priest not to bubble. That’s like telling a paladin tank not to consecrate. It shows a fundamental lack of understanding for the class you are criticizing. You don’t need to have mastered druids to know that resto druids = HOTs.
As a P.S.:
Thank you to Snipely of Azgalor for topping the DPS meter and being everything a mage should be.
Thank you to Kleevage of Medivh for picking up the slack when Unholly died. It kept us alive, I’m sure.
And Noobafied of Elune? Learn to play your class before you tell others they’re no good. If you don’t know where to find locked boxes to train lockpicking that’s no excuse to roll need on the ones that drop in instances. That’s like enchanters rolling need on all greens to level their professions. I was very glad when you left and Kleevage replaced you.