And why tanks have an instant queue…
Iron Qon is the fight causing said issues. Every week the LFR group has this idea of how it’s supposed to be tanked. Last week the group demanded we basically teleport the boss [ie kite him whilst he's casting dead zone] away from the spear. The week prior to that the group freaked out at the prospect of tanking him at the back because it could reset and waste their time. Another LFR group essentially demanded he be kited in phase 3 and placed in the middle for the final phase… And these groups are willing to wipe than try another strat. The group this week demanded that we tank him at the back and force the healers to just heal through the aoe. In point of fact we wiped twice because they stood at the back and refused to move. Out of anything. That “isn’t their job”. We finally gave in and tanked it where they said and it was pretty rough on the healers but it got done. Of course it was all entirely our fault because we don’t know how it’s supposed to be done.
Knowing how it’s “supposed to be done” in LFR is hard when every group seems to EXPECT and DEMAND that it be done their way. I’ve seen some pretty far out demands and as a tank it’s better to just go along with it… heck I’m tempted to ask what they want… because they won’t adapt or change for anyone. I have no idea which strat is typical. Most of them work when people are trying. But even if we go in and do what we want there’s always one person who knows how to do it better.
When I position the boss in phase one so that melee can be behind it without being in the fires and half the raid still is… I don’t think that’s a problem with me. Tanks really truly can’t win right now. And I do take the nasty words personally – where I shouldn’t.
Us hitting berserk on the second boss was apparently the tank’s fault too. None of the dps were willing to run the patterns. We had a couple of our ranged try it [their mains are melee however] when we were getting on toward berserk and it was taking forever. But none of them got used.
And apparently it was our fault too that the Lei Shen kill was messy. I mean obviously we’re at fault for people standing in lightning whip and thunderstruck every single time they hit.
You know what?
I honestly don’t need this. My main needs no tanking gear and I don’t need to have a geared DK tank alt. Or heck, I could throw some blue crafted dps gear on her and just dps for the tank gear. Only I feel the need to defend the other tanks when it gets done to them…
Just… the fatigue and stress of the last week have not been pleasant. Add big life changes and then this on top of it… yeah I really don’t need it. And had I not been with guildies, I would have left.
And honestly, at this moment, I never want to tank LFR again. I know I will. I know that’s an emotional overreaction in this moment in time. But seriously… think about it… Why would ANYONE want to deal with this?