Friday, December 4, 2009

Getting in that comfort zone

When I'm tanking I have different mindsets depending on what I'm tanking. I am also a bit of a perfectionist so if I screw up a pull or somebody dies on my watch I can get a bit frustrated. Tanking in a raid is different from tanking a heroic. When I am raid tanking I am prepared for wipes and dieing and frustration and repair bills, I expect these things and try to keep an even keel and come back from every wipe focused and ready to kill the boss. On the other hand I sometimes get a little lackadaisical in heroics because I've "been there, done that" and I don't really need anything from them. Now that's not to say I don't enjoy blowing through one once and a while, and I am always willing to run if some of our guildies need to go. Now last night we ran a couple heroics and I was finally in my zone where I felt comfortable and just rolled through ready to blow stuff up. It may have helped that we did CoS first as I really like that one because the timer is there to keep me on the ball and focused. I made a point to learn how to destroy that place with my old guild and was able to get everyone in our guild a Bronze Drake. It was something I really wanted to help them accomplish and was glad to do it. It doesn't hurt that the place is full of undead and as a pally I am well equipped to handle the undead. We destroyed the Nexus after that too. I had a lot of fun even though we didn't get to raid and I can always get some more Boa gear for my new army of alts because its a little to expensive to transfer all my toons to the new server and I really do like leveling. I got my new hunter to 12 last night before we started the heroics up. Leveling is so much more fun than dailies

3 comments:

Grimmtooth said...

It was fun getting Telestra down with AOEs. I guess there's an achiement for that or something, and we somehow didn't manage it, but that was the first time I've seen it work, so rah :)

Badges, of course, are what we're grinding, which is why I took grimm for DPS - whether he runs or not, it'll be nice getting him as well geared as possible.

Shame about the OT getting locked out. Though it will be fun giving him a hard time about it for a while :)

Smashie said...

I can relate with you on feeling responsible for wipes or deaths as a tank. When I'm taking on a DK, I get really frustrated with myself when someone dies. But then I just drink a beer and it helps :D

Christine said...

these same things goes for a healer, if we cant spam shit heals to the tank =death, what happen? well healer probably slacking off. and in the end healers gets the blame or the tank >.< we are responsible of what we do. wondering, if what we did is wrong or right or just our mind is not in the game.

Im like you I am also a bit of a perfectionist, so if i screw up oh well! that means /facepalm gets frustrated.

But sometimes we just cant prevent it, we had bad days. but well be okay! =D

I still believed that learning from our mistakes will make it better.