Well, I took part of my morning and cleaned my account of most of the extra toons. I kept a few on servers where I have friends [ie the Effers] but other than that I went through and deleted all the extras… I still had level one toons that have been sitting for two years and never even played. I deleted total about 20 toons. The lowbies just got deleted and all the extra death knights picked someone at random and traded them the gold they had. Someone might as well use it right? And with the BoAs supposedly becoming bind to BattleNet, I may want to roll some new toons at some point, or develop the ones I have on other servers first .
My priest is 3 Tol Barad commendations away from having her spirit trinket. It’s a little frustrating as we’re sure not to win today again. The win quest alone would get me what I need. But alas, I shall get the trinket tomorrow for sure.
I’ve discovered a new phenomenon. The “Cardboard” tank. We all know what a tank is, and what a “dps tank” is. But what is a “Cardboard tank”? They are a special breed with decent gear and appropriate tanking specs that are insanely squishy – as in, I have to dump most of my mana bar each pull – on just the tank. When I run across one of these on my healer, I just bow out of the instance. To be fair, I always give them to the first boss, then politely bow out.
Now how can someone have the right spec and gear but still be squishy as a tank? It’s very easy!
1. Don’t use your cooldowns – AT ALL.
2. Stand with your back to half the mobs
3. New tank. [not a bad thing to be new but new tanks do tend to be more squishy]
4. Don’t take the talent in your tanking tree to be uncrittable
5. On top of any and all of the above – refuse to use CC.
Now your healer is dumping BIG heals on you and draining their mana each pull to keep you alive. Even worse, Cardboard tanks RARELY watch healer mana.
On an aside, Lost City of Tol’Vir is also the bane of my existence as a disc priest because of the aoe damage, especially on the third boss.