If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If… – Rudyard Kipling
I had a very interesting conversation with my guild leader last night. We were talking about a lot of things and I mentioned to him my frustration with using the LFD tool when attempting to working on my tanking. We talked about several things and he was talking with me about who would be good to help with that, when he stopped and told me to use the LFD tool.
I was a little boggled at first, but I continued to listen. In that insane environment, when there are so many folks only care about badges and topping the meters I am supposed to try and get and hold aggro. “Because if you can do that there, you will be more than ready to handle anything that goes wrong in a progression raid.” The conversation went on to other things and that point kind of faded into the background.
But this morning, that point popped back into my head. Could I be a good tank in that environment? Could I thrive in the chaos? You know, that’s might be something I want to work on. I don’t think it would quite work in a DPS or healer capacity due to the over gearing even on many of the heroics, but this could be an amazing tank training, if you have the patience and the hard-headedness to stick with it.
If you can hold mobs when all about you
Are pulling aggro and blaming it on you
If you can keep the mage alive when others doubt you
And the healer and the kitty and the rogue too
Yours is the boss and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Tank, my son!
Blatantly ripped off by me.