was HOT like me!
I tanked LFR!
Not part 1, not part 2 but part 3 – Dread Approach.
My Raider buddy (who never did find me a tanking job – go figure) decided we should queue with me as tank because “I have a DK tank and this is loleasy.”
We zone in and I notice that I have two new little icons on my portrait. I’m guessing it indicates main tank/off tank, but I didn’t know which color was which so we’re all standing around waiting.
No one moves so I go ahead and pull the first couple of bugs.
Raider buddy gets in Vent with me and gives me encouraging words like “OMG DON’T PULL YET WAIT FOR CC!!” and “OMG PULL THEM TO THE LEFT!!” etc., etc.
I still wasn’t sure who the main tank was – and the other tank didn’t know either – so we took turns pulling trash packs. Sometimes it was good, sometimes not so good.
Imperial Vizier Zor’lok
I thought this went pretty well overall. Had a couple of dps die but we got the boss down without a wipe. I wasn’t sure what to do during Attenuation – run around away from the boss? I found if I stood right on top of the boss I only had to move a little to miss the discs.
Blade Lord Ta’yak
This boss was a little more challenging.
Raider Buddy “OMG TAUNT WHEN THE OTHER TANK GETS FOUR STACKS!!!”
Okay, I can do that – except the other tank apparently didn’t know about the stack thing so we played Taunt Pong until the next Unseen Strike.
The other tank had pulled him and was tanking him on the side, so my Raider Buddy calmly suggests “OMG PULL HIM OVER THERE THE DPS CAN’T HIT HIM THROUGH THE TORNADOES!!!”
So I spam my taunt and get the boss past the tornadoes. The other tank had died anyway so the boss gets to the next phase.
I was worried about the tornado gauntlet because I don’t think I’ve ever made it through that stupid Mario mechanic – ever.
I didn’t have to worry about it after all because I died just before that phase started.
Raider Buddy: “LOL WE DON’T NEED A TANK FOR THIS PART”
Good thing I’m tanking the floor then…
My Raider Buddy was asking in Instance Chat who had done pheromones since he apparently decided this particular mechanic was above my pay grade.
Raider Buddy: “OMG HAS NO ONE DONE THIS FIGHT AND CAN DO PHEROMONES??”
Unsuspecting Raider: “This is my first time here.”
Other Tank: “This is my first time tanking this.”
Yes, it’s my first time tanking this too but at this point I’m smart enough to keep my mouth shut.
Eventually we get that worked out and I’m dancing around the boss with the other tank.
I’m having a heck of a time keeping in front of the boss because at ground level his butt looks the same as his head and I had to be in front with the other tank for Furious Swipe.
I didn’t have to worry though, because the other tank decided to tank in the purple circle underneath the boss.
Raider Buddy: “OMG I TOLD HIM TO STAY OUT OF THE PURP-”
So we’re one tank down and a few dps.
Raider Buddy: “OMG WE’RE GONNA WIPE!!!”
But we didn’t wipe. We got the boss down first attempt with a bunch of newbies.
In fact, we had no wipes at all but we did have a few casualties including my Raiding buddy who died about three times.
I got three tanking gear upgrades – belt, helm and PANTS – and my poor Raider Buddy got only gold.
He logged off without saying goodbye.
I guess some people find the game a little stressful.
Me? I’m kicking back with a cup of tea and waiting for the tanking offers to start pouring in…