I’ve been spoiled lately by having Solt as a tank. He’s ICC geared and I’m not, so generally the only time I end up face tanking is when I’m over enthusiastically whacking on something I shouldn’t be. Yesterday, however, I grabbed a rather freshly dinged druid from guild and decided to run around with him. Decked in almost all blues (I’m at least…more than halfway epics now?) he must’ve convinced the magical gear match maker that tanks in all blues were awesome.
And you know what? They were awesome, in the sense that they weren’t lacking in skills and generally seemed to be decent folk. They just weren’t prepared to handle me and my AoE Icy Dick Punch.
It also says something about Isis as a healer that I managed to not die. Close! Omg, close! But I never actually died. \o/
When one tank was actually so shiny new he had never been to ToC5 before I coo’d a little bit (I love new tanks, I really do) and instantly burst into Helpful Mode. I marked things! I gave him very brief rundowns on what to expect! I held in my urge to run forward and howling blast right away! I carefully followed my own marks (or his target) and…still pulled with Killing Machine procs but you know, there’s only so much I can do.
But I apologized and gave him hugs and he never yelled at me. <3
I think I actually prefer the tanks-in-blues, even if they don’t prefer me.
Sorry guys! >.>