Again and again, this issue rears it’s ugly head. Again and again, I dig my heels in and to no avail.
This morning, I was tanking an instance on my warrior. Warriors don’t have a butt-ton of aoe threat generation – and I’m still learning, though I’m getting pretty good. I managed to pull H-Gundrak in the timer the other day with some sick dps… All bosses down – even Eck. Timer ran out right as we got to the final boss. It was pretty epic.
Then this morning, I hit H-Utgarde Keep and start my chain pulling procedures given that the healer was ICC-geared. And I have a cutie-pie ICC geared hunter, blasted targets full blast without misdirect just as I’m getting to the mobs. Not good. So I ramp up and give everything I’ve got… I’m aoe-ing as much as a warrior can, tab-targetting flurry to get a devastate on every mob, and I’m managing most of them. Then I have my healer running ahead [while I nearly died twice] and pulling more because I’m not going fast enough. So I skip the group he pulled and pull the next one, ignoring the ones going crazy… I don’t try to out-tank stupidity. They killed the rogue in the party, sadly, because he was screaming at them to let me manage things. And the healer goes and pulls the next group [without rezzing said rogue], while I’ve been sitting here being the only person on the party of 4 I have… Um… no. I got us out of combat asap, and went to sit in Dalaran, whilst still in party. I’m not going to suffer a debuff because of stupidity. Yes, I’m just that stubborn. I have 10 80s. I have 2 accounts. I have housework I can go do. Trust me, it’s more of a time waster for you to be stupid than for I. Healer and hunter refused to kick me because they were going to “make” me leave and take a debuff. Good luck with that. The healer ended up being vote kicked finally, and I went back in… only to have the hunter misdirecting to the new healer.
These incidents are becoming more and more common. And I KNOW I’m not the only one seeing them. My husband on his ICC geared pally got refused heals because he was pulling too slow while pulling a whole instance up to the first boss in one pull. A guildie had a warrior queue as dps, in prot spec/gear and then keep taunting from/pulling for him while doing 500 dps, refusing to say a word – only trying to stay in combat.
Tanks, don’t take this anymore. Please. The more we take, the more they’re going to dish out and the worse this whole thing is going to get. Please. We are there to take abuse from the mobs, not other players – REMEMBER that. Healers and dps – support your tanks.
Stop Tank Abuse.