So I am a tank now…

..and finally found my motto in the Eitrigg forums.

It goes like this:

“If the tank dies, it’s the healer’s fault. If the healer dies, it’s the tank’s fault. If anyone else dies, it’s their own damn fault”

Which means that as a tank, I should only concern myself with making sure the “skull” target is tanked and that there will be no healing aggro to be worry about.

One of the good things of having multiple toons and/or changing class specs is that you get to learn what other people already know.

Before changing my spec to Feral, Dreadmoon was full Balance… and it is a world apart.

When I was a chicken, tanking seemed to be the most boring role in the whole game… c’mon, you just have to stand there and let yourself be hit… how HARD can THAT be?

…ask a tank…

So, next time you are in a group and you see mobs running around, don’t instantly blame the tank… ask yourself… who am I attacking? and learn to focus fire ;-) (of course, at the time of the wipe the one to blame will still be the tank and the healer)

7 Comments so far

  1. Frankl (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 3:59 pm

    So you guys ARE alive! I was beginning to wonder.

  2. Dreadmoon (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2007 @ 7:50 am


  3. That Geeky Chick (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 4:22 am

    I love my druid, but I’ve always hated tanking. It’s one of those things our class ends up doing because we have the ability early on even if we are not choosing talents to do so. I tried a warrior some time ago and both with her and bear I hated it. I’ve always preferred playing classes with a “heal button,” not so I can heal a group necessarily, but more so that I can keep myself alive while soloing.

    I decided I wanted to try a pally again after a failed attempt to get the hang of it well over a year ago. I’ve currently got her to 42 and she’s full protection spec. I guess it was a matter of finding a tanking style that worked for me. I agree that it’s a whole different game depending on classes you play, and I think that’s one problem that people have. They never see things from a different perspective.

    One of our feral tanks recently went resto for a weekend because we actually had way too many tanks and were short on healers. I got a note the next day …Dear May, I understand why you complain about not being able to farm anything as resto…the end. At least I got a good laugh out of it :) (stupid bear forgot to respec and ran out to farm lol )

  4. Dreadmoon (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 6:45 am

    May, you raise an interesting point. For a hybrid class, when a druid is tanking there is no way he can even try to heal, not until the fight is over.

    I know a lot of druids that prefer the melee side of feral… the kitty pew pew side (as I call it). I’ve learn to enjoy tanking, both in my 70 druid and in my 45 warrior.

    Now, I have never been able to actually level up a pally… but I want one for healing reasons only… they are wicked healers. :-)

  5. That Geeky Chick (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 4:00 am

    One of our feral’s standard complaints is “why can a snake parry and I can’t” We’ve also discussed the idea that there should be water bowls for bears since they don’t have thumbs (the official reason why they can’t pot in form lol )

  6. Dreadmoon (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 10:20 am

    “Why can a Warrior manage to uncork and chug a potion in combat wearing plate gauntlets while juggling a sword and shield yet a bearform druid can not. You’d think the bear could just eat the flask.”

    Merendel – Moonrunner

    I rest my case ;-)

  7. Sabocat (unregistered) on September 1st, 2007 @ 10:02 am

    Warriors are SMARTER than the average bear!

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