This morning I did a random on my second dk… We got Heroic-Nexus… and a bear tank who decided we were going to do [Chaos Theory], which while not a hard achievement – one that’s relatively easy to screw up if you have one group member not listening, etc… he was talking down to us the whole run, and when we got to the boss, said “If one of you decides to be funny or cute and kills one of the rifts, I’m dropping immediately, midpull”. [Btw, this completely nixed my desire to help with the achievement].
So I did what I thought was logical… I initiated a vote-kick on the tank. And it passed immediately. Apparently no one else in the group was particularly thrilled with him telling everyone how to dps/heal, or going off on the hunter when the hunter got turned around and pulled an extra group [annoying, yes… but stuff happens].
The group debated what to do while we were sitting in queue… could the pally healer go tank and us queue for a healer? But not a minute later, we got a new tank… a dk tank who was excellent 🙂 And we finished the instance without incident.
Tanks, I give you the benefit of the doubt in most cases. I believe a lot of our grumpiness is because of the unnecessary abuse we suffer in the LFD… Skipping optional bosses without asking… being curt… these I can easily forgive and most tanks are appeased by kindness to do more bosses etc… but seriously, there are lines we should never cross.
DPS and Healers… please treat your tanks well and give them a benefit of the doubt or two… Instead of going “WTF TANK”, why not ask to do optional bosses if they’re obviously skipping them? Throttle back on your dps/threat, employ more use of threat drops and threat redirection. Tanks are tired of the abuse and we’re not going to take it. And if you get abusive tanks, I encourage you not to take it either – kick them. You can survive an extra five minutes [at least level 80s can :P].