Friday, May 2, 2008

Why can't I be you?

Lunch with Melvin... he has expanded his general attitude towards tanking to include the provision that healers that pull aggro offa a tank must be doing something wrong...

"why can't they watch omen like everyone else?"

He's currently grinding CE rep for earthwarden. He invited me to join him... I ask, "SV?" he responds... "heroics."

I point out that I could just buy the coilfang armaments, skip the repair bill, and come out ahead.

He really is having a hard time understanding that the point of a tank isn't damage, it's threat. I kinda used Arms & Fury as an example...

Lookit Herk... he generates so much aggro, after he dies, the mobs spend 3 seconds kicking his corpse...

I dunno... its killing him to suck so much. He was so proud of the mage, just spamming scorch and watching omen, and believing that this was skill...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay, I have to admit that when you said Melvin's philosophy towards DPSers pulling aggro was to let them die, I basically agreed with him. The caveat there is that there's a big difference between pulling off of a good tank who is likely doing everything he can to hold aggro and look out for the group, and pulling off someone who is totally incompetent.

But healers - healers you guard with your life, and take their deaths as personal failures. Imho, healers don't really need Omen, because the ultimate purpose of Omen is to prevent a wipe. If a healer stops healing to avoid aggro, that wipe's just coming all the quicker.

Fedaykin98, pally tank

Anonymous said...

Okay, the one before that was Chris Isaak (I had to Google, but I actually only Googled "no one can save me but you" - I remembered the line, but couldn't place it into a song). Before that was John Mayer, who I don't care for.

"Let's dance!" could be a lot of stuff, I guess...Panic At The Disco?

Anonymous said...

Crap, I hit Preview on the post where I started having fun identifying the sources of your blog subjects. I was going in reverse chronological order:

The Cure
Henry Rollins
dunno
Chamillionaire - who rocks, it's pretty awesome you've got something from one of his songs up there. I'm biased, I'm from Houston. ;)

Fedaykin98

Akubal The Hunter said...

Let's Dance... isn't that a song by David Bowie?