Have you met him? The Ugliest Pug ever! Not just in appearance, though an Orc Death Knight is not what I’d ever call pretty [no offense hordies - alliance girl here!]. Anyway, he’s even a tank… but still the biggest jerk in existence! His name:
I hate him with the fiery passion of 1000 suns.
He always has to be the center of attention… and just about always taunts MY target. Srsly. Get over yourself Crok! What a Crok you are!
That aside, pugging has been… it’s norm…
I had an instance just a few days ago that ended my willingness to queue my death knight in randoms as a tank with less than a full guild group – which is sad… since that’s what she is. I got into an instance with a new healer friend of mine and had the ICC geared warrior and hunter take off full blast, pulling groups [no MD] and bladestorming through everything before I was even over to it. I just ported to Dalaran when I finally got out of combat… No way am I pulling an entire instance with mobs running every which way and such. And no way am I taking a debuff due to stupidity of dps. I’ll take one if my inexperience is causing a problem – for example, I’d leave H-HoR on my shaman who just started healing last week and just take the debuff. I’m not ready for that just yet. So I sat – In Dalaran, with my healer friend. When they realized the healer came with me, they started on a cussing spree about how I needed to get back in and tank the “mf-in” instance. And the rest I won’t detail, as most of it, I could not read. Suffice to say, I got told I was all levels of fail because I couldn’t hold aggro over a bladestorming warrior going through groups before I got there and a volleying hunter who was pulling multiple groups for me without even bothering to misdirect. [And yes, they were surprised when they died].
Just yesterday I got into a H-UK run on my warrior. I’m still not solidly confident on him but I’m working hard. The healer immediately tells me “Chain pull don’t stop.” So I attempt to do so… only it’s not quick enough… and the hunter is ICC geared and volleying right off the bat without misdirecting, then whining about pulling aggro. So I step up as best I can and start pulling twice what I’m comfortable with… letting the hunter fend for himself. All of a sudden, while tanking 6 mobs [the rest being on the hunter]. The healer comes running by me with 4 more… that he pulled… on purpose. I tried to pick them up the first time and said “Don’t pull for me”. His reply – “Then go faster”. I then told him that if he kept pulling, I was going to slow down – that I was still getting the hang of warrior tanking and to chill out. I go and pull another group. He pulls the next one while the hunter is letting loose furiously on what I’ve barely gotten a thunderclap on. So we proceed like this for a couple pulls, and I’m ignoring everything the healer pulls. [BTW, rogue who defended me, I'm extremely sorry you died... and sorry I didn't have a rez since the healer felt no obligation to rez you]. I finally shadowmelded, got out of combat.. . somehow and went to sit in Dalaran. “We’re kicking you in 2 minutes.” “Please do, I’ll instantly requeue and get a less stupid group”. His response – “No we’re not going to kick you, we’re going to MAKE you leave and take the debuff.” That threat may work with some people… but with someone with a second account and a baby healy druid on that account to play with… not really intimidating… and I was still pondering how they were going to MAKE me leave… add to that, I have plenty of housework I can afk and do. The poor dead rogue [that the healer wouldn't rez] was laying there screaming at the healer and hunter to just let the tank pull.. . that the chain pulling pace was fine and we’d already be done if they’d have just left well enough alone. Timer ticks down… I immediately initiate a vote kick for the healer… which instantly passes. Port back in, run back with the new healer to the group. Other than the hunter misdirecting mobs to the healer after that [managing to kill her once, which I apologized profusely for], the instance was painless. Seriously… what was the point?
When I’m tanking, I’m there to take abuse from MOBS – NOT players. I won’t take a debuff due to player abuse. I am that stubborn.