I just wanted to drop a quick line and let everyone know that I’m still alive. Trying to level to 80 (dinged 75 last night, w00t!) combined with heavy work weeks are starting to take their toll, but I will be back to blogging in no time.
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Short answer: Because I was bored DPSing, our guild needed another tank and Polgera wanted me to level a character with her.
Long answer: When I started playing on Uldum I leveled up a Troll Hunter to 70, got him prepped for Karazhan and not long after Starfish Lovesong started making some serious headway there when the majority of us hadn’t done any raiding in the past. It was new and exciting, I was topping the DPS meters (althought Plastered and Sechymonkey made it hard enough to keep that title) and everyone was having a great time.
At the time Starfish Lovesong was a small guild and we didn’t have the numbers to move up into the realm of 25-man content. We did a number of Gruul and Magtheridon runs with other small guilds but it quickly became clear that our main tank was getting burnt out doing the same content over and over. Around this time I was getting bored raiding as a hunter because spamming a macro over and over just wasn’t that exciting to me anymore, I wanted to be more involved so I stepped up and rolled a new warrior.
The rest is history, really. I love being a tank because of it’s dynamic between everyone: the DPS, the other tanks and especially the healers. I love having to make split-second decisions on what abilities to use in what situations, it’s frightening and exciting the fact that 24 other people have put their virtual lives in my hands.
It sure as shit beats spamming “~” over and over until a boss dies.
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