miniwidge wrote:A DK (approx lvl 77) tanking reg OK in heritage gear (note, heritage gear is all DPS, no tanking stuff available as far as I know). He out DPS's the rest of us who are in quest greens, complains about 1) outdpsing us and 2) Healer not keeping him up. His gear is all DPS, no dodge, no parry, no defense. He insists that DKs can tank in any spec. This is true. So can mages, but they will suck too! He doesn't use D&D. He doesn't taunt. He dies a lot. He puts in a ticket to a GM DURING A FIGHT because "someone called him a dickhead" (wow, you will SOO hate tanking at lvl 80). We finally were able to boot him and got a druid tank. Awesome.
I hate DK tanks. Seen too many, DPS'd with too many (I pull aggro from them). Healed too many (ugh). I don't leave a group with one, still hoping that the one I get will be competent... still waiting, still hoping.
Recently started a DK (you know, friends moved to a new server, asked me to join, didn't feel like leveling, so DK it is). I did a few BC instances (level 60-62)where I tanked and still got 40% DPS regularly due to the gear difference.
So last Monday one of my RL friends and I go do some random instances and end up in ramparts (yawn). Big happy surprise was I was entered as DPS, not tank. We had a prot warrior with heirlooms with us so I thought it was fine. So we start and he pulls some mobs, going well, but I sometimes draw aggro off the tank due to my better gear and thus dps. Not that this is a problem for a DK in ramparts on the normal mobs. But the tank went berserk, claiming I was tanking intentionally. I replied jokingly that DK's are better tanks anyhow (I play a 80 prot warrior too so I know the differences between DK and Prot warrior tanking and each is better at some encounters then the other). I wasn't trying to tank, but since I got full blues (from the DK intro quests) and the rest walked around in mostly greens, my dps was naturally far higher and thus also my aggro. At any rate, the tank flew into a rage, claiming that warriors are better then DK's, DK's suck, yadda yadda yadda.
So I turned on Frost presense and said "Tank race!"
After tanking a few groups with impunity (apart from the warrior's taunts) and showing the tanking done recount where I had 75% damage taken, doing a /flex (and saying nothing) I switched back to blood presense. The guy had a meltdown. And I do love it when kids have meltdowns. I said nothing, he kept saying prot warriors are better (despite just having been proven wrong) and that he would kick me (didn't work out because my friend was the healer, unbeknown to him). The tank died a few times on double pulls (yes, charge IS the best way to start an encounter *facepalm*) where he didn't get all the aggro and the healer got attacked and the tank died. The two times that happened I took over by switching to frost spec and rounding the mobs up. After each such encounter I said "Secondary tank, HOOOOOOOO!"
The kid was beyond meltdown at this point. You know the type. The healer sucked, it was all the dk's fault, etc etc in language just borderline bannable offense material. He even used the cancer argument once (He got burned by the rest of the group for that). But in the meanwhile we happily continued clearing the instance and my friend and I are having a good laugh in private chat about this guys' antics. Note that by this time the worst thing I had said was "Dk's are better tanks then warriors" And the other guy was frothing at the mouth spewing profanity. He then tried to wipe us by pulling a group and teleporting out of the instance. I easily picked up the enemies. By this time we're at the final 2 bosses and we couldn't kick the guy, so we decided to just get it over with. On the last boss, the drake, our high and mighty tank stayed in a fire and promptly died, after which I took over tanking for the fourth and last time. Of course, him standing in the fire is the healer's fault.
So the loot comes, and the defense cloak drops. Now, I could be an ass and need it, but I didn't. I didn't click greed either. The warrior needed it and I let the counter tick away happily.
I could feel the warrior sweating through the internet. All of a sudden, he was silent. And then, as if a switch was flicked and a realisation dawned to the guy that he might lose his precious lewt because of his behaviour, he asked 'Could I have that, please?"
It was the first polite thing he said.
My friend and I were laughing our asses off. I let the kid have it, but oh how I was tempted. But I let him sweat until the last second, oh yes.