I decided to take my Human Death Knight, Eeyup – bonus points if you get the reference – into some random dungeons. Since he’s only Level 70, he was put into Utgarde Keep.
Within seconds of starting the dungeon, one of the DPS has rushed ahead and pulled a large pack of mobs. Now, depending on how long you’ve been reading this blog for, you will know that this is one of my pet peeves. I cannot stand DPS who think they feel the need to do my job for me, so I do what I always do in this situation… and leave the group.
Sure, I got the ‘Deserter’ debuff, but I felt it was worth it. I thought that was the matter over and done with — but apparently it wasn’t, going by the angry whisper I received from one of the people who had been in the group with me:
First of all: I didn’t even get a chance to see who else was in the group with me before I left, hence why I asked this guy who he was.
Secondly: just because you’re a Warlock, that doesn’t mean you lack the ability to pull mobs. So why you said that is beyond me.
It’s not a case of me ‘not being able to handle the tanking,’ it’s a case of not wanting to deal with idiot DPS who think that, just because I have a lot of health, I want to fight half the fucking instance at once.
I refuse to believe that there are tanks out there who have never had to put up with some jackass pulling everything and hoping they can deal with it.
This guy is talking like the whole concept is alien to him.
How am I a moron for not knowing that you tank? Then again, this only serves to further reinforce my theory that the concept of DPS pulling large groups is foreign to you.
Seriously, has it ever happened to you? If not, you’re one in a million.
Anyway, my point is: I refuse to do dungeons with DPS who want to endanger the group by pulling large packs of mobs. Granted, I might be able to handle them — but who’s to say that my healer will be able to keep up with the damage I’d take?
It’s a huge risk, and it is not one I am preparted to take. That is why I left the group, that is why I often hate tanking, and that is why Tempaege needs to face some hard facts.