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Postby waffles8 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:40 am

Moved along getting bashed and put down by alot of people... or being flamed.

I stuck to my gole to become a pally tank, on my server Boulderfist. I never thought it was possible but then i started learning the facts and stats behind tanking and it came clear.

I eventully got anough gear to start into karazan with my guild, They let me tank the odd mob here and there , and i was very pleased.

Got a few peices out of kara and finaly became *Uncrushable* This is when things changed, i was maintanking bosses i was offtanking bosses... It was all there, when people needed a tank they didnt mind asking me to come cause they seen it happen.

Now im tanking in SSC , Just tanking mobs but still, Tanking... it works its way up the list. If you want to tank bosses start with the trash.

Thanks :)
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Postby enbee » Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:27 am

Last night on vashj we were doing great, no deaths end of p2, 2 naga's still up which I'm tanking, warrior on vashj, then all of a sudden -> splat, warrior down, I taunt vashj, pop an ironshieldpot stoneform, and shortly after that lay on hands, we down the naga's shortly after and stabilize the fight, every single stun she did got grounded by our resident elemental shaman and we ended up killing flawlessly (no more deaths etc :>), basicly we got through a sure wipe scenario because holy shield has 8 charges, felt great to be a tonkadin that time! Also doing that removed the last doubts some of my guild members had about paladin tanks (I hope!).
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Postby Daven » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:04 pm

downed leotherass for the first time :D but no sword for me :(
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Postby Lynk » Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:49 pm

was OT to our guilds best MT (my prot pally is an alt). cleared to vashj for next monday, and downed alar - will complete the rest of the instance on our mains.
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Postby Robbyneri » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:01 pm

Tanked Lurker Below in our Firstkill. :D
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Postby quoll » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:54 pm

Full kara clear

Hello new belt! \o/
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Postby Mortehl » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:04 pm

Finally, for the love of god I am 100% totally, undeniably, go to hell completely done with frigging Karazhan.

Finally go the Wrynn Dynasty Greaves tonight. To put it in perspective, I've run kara enough times to have all 3 sets of the T4 from Kara ( :shock: ) before this drop and I've run about two different sets of guild alts all the way through. Of course with my luck, Fathom Lord will finally drop Champion tomorrow night now.
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Postby Ills » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:21 pm

Soloed High Priestess Arlokk

5 Petrified Lichen Guards...

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Postby Hollyhell » Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:26 am

are you saying you went through 5 petrified lichen guards?
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Postby Nikolaos » Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:59 am

haha that's genius got to try that, and would therefore also like to know anwser to previous question ^ hehe
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Postby eia » Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:37 am

Downed Gruul again last night with me MT:ing, but due to bad luck during silence, I died at 60%. Bear OT picked it up, with the other bear starting to eat strikes, so we downed him anyway. :P

The shield finally dropped, and the warrior who is guild MT1 (who is the only one I would pass for, since I'm MT2), wasn't there, so I got it! :D
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Postby Ills » Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:13 am

Yeah, I burned through 5 Petrified Lichen Guards, though a couple had a little durability left. Could probably cut the number down if I had shield spikes on all of them, but I was being cheap.

On my successful attempt, I had the buffs shown in the pic (BoSanc I found to cut incoming dmg by half, which is very useful when she stuns you). I also used my Sun Eater with mongoose, because I wasn't doing too much holy damage (top 3 damage sources were Spore Cloud, BoSanc, then melee), and the avoidance, dps, and high attack speed of that sword were great.

I personally wouldn't try it without my Figurine of the Colossus. Reserve its use for when she's in were-panther form; that's really the only time I took damage. When she was in caster form I used JoW/SoR (to try to kill her faster), and when she was gone I just used JoL/SoL to regen.
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Postby Hollyhell » Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:14 am

Ills wrote:Yeah, I burned through 5 Petrified Lichen Guards, though a couple had a little durability left. Could probably cut the number down if I had shield spikes on all of them, but I was being cheap.

On my successful attempt, I had the buffs shown in the pic (BoSanc I found to cut incoming dmg by half, which is very useful when she stuns you). I also used my Sun Eater with mongoose, because I wasn't doing too much holy damage (top 3 damage sources were Spore Cloud, BoSanc, then melee), and the avoidance, dps, and high attack speed of that sword were great.

I personally wouldn't try it without my Figurine of the Colossus. Reserve it's use for when she's in were-panther form; that's really the only time I took damage. When she was in caster form I used JoW/SoR (to try to kill her faster), and when she was gone I just used JoL/SoL to regen.


meh, i'll take a pocket healer i guess.
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Postby Ills » Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:27 am

Hollyhell wrote:meh, i'll take a pocket healer i guess.


But if your pocket healer gets the mark, the panthers will tear him to shreds (unless you're bringing another prot pally). :wink:
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Postby Ciandin » Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:31 am

Ills wrote:Soloed High Priestess Arlokk

5 Petrified Lichen Guards...

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Is that the panther boss in ZG? Its been awhile
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Postby Mithos » Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:50 am

Hmm, my personal success came before TBC really...I got TF, started building tank gear, and then slowly turned the entire server palatank friendly, or at least palatank accepting. Had a lot of interesting whisper conversations though, *random player thinks to self* "Hey, that warriors got Judgement shoulders. *ponders*. WTF??".

The first thing I officially MT'd was Golemagg in MC. I had Zulian Defender (ZG blue caster shield), 4/5 Deathbone (scholo), a variety of other blues and Judgement pieces. The rest of the guild outgeared the instance, but I didn't in my tank gear. My successfully doing this probably turned the opinions of the guild the most.

Then it went onto saving wipes at broodlord, firemaw, even nefarian, in my crap blue gear. Back when TF had its threat per proc value massive, and when SoR used to proc extra TF procs, my threat was insane, I couldn't attack a lot of the time else I would have not been able to control the threat. My finest moment pre TBC was probably leading the tanks on trash in Naxx. I had a variety of non warrior specific tank gear from AQ40, including the Blessed Qiraji Bulwark and the wonderful Styleen's Impending Scarab, which I have only just recently replaced <3 (I may end up reequiping it when my avoidance starts to get too high or something, dunno, but like hell am I gettign rid of either of them), and was trash MT for the limited time we were in there.

Soon as patch 2.0 was announced along with Tier 4/5 where you could pick which set you wanted, I think i wet myself. Been waiting for that moment for around 1 year and a half :P. <3 TBC.
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Postby Sabindeus » Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:10 am

Well, it's a bit late, but on Monday we had a fantastic Nightbane kill. The way I rate Nightbane kills is by Fears Per Transition (FPT). This one was a 0.5 FPT which is pretty damn fantastic, and I <3 all my DPSers for that one.
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Postby TheCapn » Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:44 am

Hey, new to the forums, new to tanking, new to the class. I've learned alot while lurking.


Anyway, I'll give a little background story before I post my minor sucess. I've played a healer (priest) and two DPS Classes (Shadow Priest and Mage), and you know, you get bored after a while, so I had been thinking of rolling a tank (Warrior, I mean they are best tanks amirite?! =p). So I mention paladin tanking in vent one day, and everyone was like "lol pally tank, yeah right." However, I had rolled a character on one of the servers that were released with the Burning Crusade, so all we had were paladins, and they all tanked fine.

So the reaction from my guild ranges from "I don't know why you're wasting your time" to being hesitant at best. Not to mention I have yet to see a protection paladin do any worthwhile tanking on my server (Altar of Storms). So, I figured I would rise to the challenge (and satisfy that need to play a tank).

So, on to the minor success I had over the weekend.

A warrior whispers me "Hey, want in on BFD? We have a 30 warrior and a 28 druid."

I reply "Sure, I'd prefer to tank, you can DPS if you'd like, but if you need to me heal, that's fine too."

Warrior replies "Well, you're basically here for your rez. And I believe I have the advantage in the tanking department."

/ouch

So, I go along anyway, hard to find groups these days for low level instances. I end up DPS'ing the whole time with my Sword & Board (Lawl). But when we get to the last boss, I tell the warrior I'm gonna fight him for threat. I end up holding aggro on the boss the entire fight, fight goes off without a hitch. Successful run, Warrior says "Wow." Yeah, it's not tanking Illidan, but at least I showed that warrior that it is, in fact, possible for paladin's to tank.
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Postby Warrender » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:01 am

Got T4 Legs and Hammer of Naaru for free. My guild doesn't do DKP for Gruul or Mags any more so I just had to win the rolls.

Got T5 Gloves off Leo but no sword drop. :x

With the legs and gloves, I'm on my way to building a pretty decent threat set. I really should get off my keister and run some Heroics to craft Boots of the Protector as well.
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Postby Mortehl » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:11 am

TheCapn wrote:So the reaction from my guild ranges from "I don't know why you're wasting your time" to being hesitant at best. Not to mention I have yet to see a protection paladin do any worthwhile tanking on my server (Altar of Storms). So, I figured I would rise to the challenge (and satisfy that need to play a tank).


Hey, I grew up on AoS before I transferred. Its just a hostile server IMO. But yeah, I was tanking all of Kara before I left.
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Postby kvark » Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:38 pm

whoppeeeeee

gruul downed for the first time in our guild. Server first using 2 pallies as MT / OT =)
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Postby Rainge » Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:35 am

On Tuesday, I got my T4 tanking shoulders from HKM and my GM crafted me a Belt of the Guardian. On Wednesday, Nightbane was kind enough to drop my shield.

Best of all, I spent no dkp in the process (I already had T4 healing shoulders, we don't charge for vortexes, and Kara isn't on dkp). In the last week I've gained about 1k health (cracked 13k unbuffed), 50 spelldamage, and around 115 block value (which one of my usual heroic healers said made a very noticeable difference in the damage I take).
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Postby Parth » Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:57 am

Got to tank hydross's adds today [normally we use 2 druid tanks]

Felt great to be actually tanking for a boss fight rather than healing... because normally the only boss fight i tank for is tidewalker.. maybe mag sometimes if we dont have enough tanks
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Postby Zoggling » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:29 am

Woot, I'm sure I'll be posting here far more often...

But last night was a huge night for me, I got my first official increase in reputation (Went from Neutral to Friendly with Thrallmar), I got level 60, and I got my epic quest mount!

(NOTE: Sorry Lore for not posting this originally in this thread. It was nearly 3 in the morning, and I was happy, excited, and about to pass out all at once)
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Postby Vanifae » Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:21 am

Monday I get my Vengeance Card, and hopefully have my Netherdrake by then.

Hopefully.
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