I’ve been swamped at work and gaming at home, which has led me from the path of consistent blogging.
In the week since I’ve last posted, I’ve run a bunch of 5 mans, (and a few bosses in Uld) most often as a tank trying to see what I can do.
I only have one experience in 5 mans that stick out in my memory. (I should have taken notes.)
Heroic Nexus. Easy peasy right? Well, I cued up with 2 guildies (including the pally I’m going to marry) for a random and we get heroic nexus. I had been doing some farming for one of the WG weeklies and did not notice my bags were almost full. So anytime I won a roll, I’d scour through my bags to find space, it would take me maybe 5 to 10 seconds. There was a random warrior in the group that kept yelling at me to go. I ignored him and kept going at my own pace. Well after yelling a few more times, our mage and pally told him, that if he wanted to set the pace, he should tank next time. Well, I keep going and he yells “wait” but I figure he can catch up, so he switches into tanking spec and starts trying to tank while I’m tanking. I still managed to hold aggro for most of the rest of the run and he somehow took more damage than I did, despite only attempting to tank after we dropped into the part with all the tree people.
The other major tanking point was last night, in a “Farm Freya” run for frost lotus. It went fairly smoothly, actually, other than the trash in Freya’s area. The tree, the centaur-thing, dragon and the flower. The pally mt would go in and grab them all and I was supposed to peel off the tree and the dragon, usually I could get the dragon, but by the time my growl was up again, trying to target the tree out of the group clumped around the pally seemed very difficult. Sometimes I got him and others I didn’t, not that it hurt our group not to grab it, but this was a chance for me to work on my tanking skills outside of 5 mans, which seem increasingly easy.
Oh, I remember one story for UK, but I’ll save that one for later.