Got Tank?

Another Tuesday rolls in, and if you haven’t read the fine print, it’s a 10 hour maintenance call instead of the usual 8. Next Tuesday, the 28th., is the schedualed 5.0.something-or-another patch. I hope you’re at least taking a peek at your new and revised talent choices, coming to your neighborhood soon. 🙂

While wandering through MMO Champion this morning, I took some time to watch a fair number of videos about Mists. Really interesting and exciting stuffs coming our way. I saw one 5-man dungeon fight that got me to thinking over an area of the game I’ve pretty much neglected for uhmteen different reasons.

Most of you know that Aygaren wasn’t only my first real Horde character to play out to level cap, but also my first non-ranged caster. I love Ay to the end. He accomplished many different goals for myself as a player. He gave me the new ability to play a melee class to some success.

Where he failed though, (actually me, not him), was tanking dungeons. He just never got into it. It’s a thorn in my side, constantly reminding me of things I meant (want) to do, just never actually did. Ever since some time back in Vanilla, I’ve wanted to raise a raiding character. Now here we are on the verge of Mists, and it’s still not done. :s

That little dream though never died. With good intentions, I keep pushing my own self to do better. Back on another server (pvp), I did manage to get a BM hunter through battlegrounds, world pvp, and enter early arenas. Kind of ended at that point though. His 2’s record was a dreary 2 / 12. And one of those wins was a default no-show from the other team. lol  I guess they were afk at the moment. Anyway, my pvp adventures went fairly well.

Khrox, pvp BM hunter

The hunter did some dungeons in his pvp gear, to some success, albeit minor. So when I started this Horde crew, that PvE dungeon thorn-in-my-side started acting up again. I still have a distaste for pugging, the LFD tool and such. It’s probably been one of the main reasons Aygaren never got into tanking for a group. I can just imagine all the trash talk he’d receive for being so “noob-ish” at this point in the game.

Killona at level 14

Enter Killona. A fresh Blood Elf Paladin, now Protection specced. At the moment she is slightly over level 15, and of dungeon age. There may be a different outcome this time around. An internet/game friend has graciously made room in her stable of alts for a new healing priest, and we’re going to learn how to dungeon well as a tank/healer combo. At the least, we should’nt have to be concerned over long que times, lol.

So, perhaps I’ll finally learn to tank, and she’ll learn about healing dungeon groups. Sounds like a win/win deal to me! Anyway, more about Killona and her adventures as they come about.

Anyways, I figure I got until the 28th. to at least get the basics of tanking down before the talent changes hit. If you’ve got any hints or tips for a beginning noob-ish tank, or an aspiring healing priest, feel free to comment away!  LOL! I feel like Dumass. (if you’ve ever leveled through Silverpine to the opening of Hillsbrad, you’ll know whom I speak of !)  ” HI ! HALP! “

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tomeoftheancient
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 07:05:02

    Poor, poor Killona. Is it wise to put your life in the hands of a Goblin? Oh, the folly! She’s almost level 15 and still isn’t acting very responsibly. Be afraid!

  2. Roneebean
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 01:37:58

    I KNOW that holy is best but there is something about Disc that appeals to me…i like bubbles 🙂

    • aygaren
      Aug 22, 2012 @ 07:19:02

      🙂 I was curious. I had read in several places that same thing, Holy is better. But there was general agreement that Disc was slightly easier to learn and play.

  3. Roneebean
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 12:39:32

    Good luck with new tank toon. I made a priest to try healing but haven’t actually tried an instance yet…

    • aygaren
      Aug 21, 2012 @ 12:58:28

      Thanks! Killona is waiting for her healer friend to reach level 15 atm, so we haven’t tried an instance yet either. Good luck with your priest!

      Have you chosen a healing spec yet?

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