I took my baby warrior [level 75] into the random LFD as a tank. I’ve bought as much tanking stuff as I could for him. He’s at 476 defense and short of some expensive enchants, don’t really know how to boost him higher, but he’s done a good job, much better than most of the tanks I’ve seen queuing in Northrend level instances without defense gear at all.
Anyway, I accept, get into the instance, and I see that 4 of us are zoned in, the fifth was on a quest mount, and I assumed, would come along shortly. The healer tells me to go ahead and pull. So I do. First pull goes perfect. Mobs die, we don’t. Second pull: DK dps pulls my offtarget rather than focusing on the one I clearly marked skull. We wipe. I then notice that the mage in the group is standing at the beginning of the instance… just standing. And the druid’s quest completer is dinging off the objectives he’s continuing to do as we’re sitting there.
They call for him to come in several times with no response. He’s party lead, AND we have the debuff so we can’t vote kick, and then the healer and dk begin critiquing my weapon and how I want “tanking stats”. Now, I’m using the 1 handed resilience BOA weapon. I specifically bought the pvp one because resilience helps you crit cap as a tank [and I have stonekeeper shards everywhere]. I have 3 level 80 tanks, 2 of whom are plate wearing and one of whom is insanely geared. There’s not a good level 75 tanking weapon that I’ve been able to get hold of, so what am I supposed to do? Magicly create one? I’ve already sat down with my blacksmith, leatherworker and other assorted profession alts to bump this guy’s defense as high as I can, and I’m experienced at tanking to boot.
Why am I supposed to sit there and take abuse from a healer who knows it all, a dk who won’t stay on target, a mage that wants to sit at the front of the instance and a druid who won’t even get in the bloody instance? I left. As a level 75 tank, I can queue again and be in within seconds of the buff going away. I’m sorry, but I’m not going to fight that level of epic dumb.