Hi. I'm a tank :)
I put this on a different thread and no one replied. I had a bunch of views but no replies, so I figured since you're getting so many replies on this kinda hate thread, I figured I'd post it here and troll if I can?
I've been playing MMO' s from a while, and have been tanking for a while (2001 on FFXI) and there's something that kills me. Do I literally have to mark the dude you need to kill first or can everyone just understand that you should only hit the one that I'm hitting and not the other adds??? I had a lancer the other day get **** at me for not being able to hold an imp away from him but had 4 other things on me, all were on me, I was attacking the big armored dude that was the main threat an due literally wanted to "pick off the imps one by one as I was supposed to hold aggro through that". Dude, really? The only person that has an excuse if the mob turns to it is a healer.... cause seriously, sometimes things happen, they can't help saving our lives and they gotta D a massive cure. One tomahawk and that solves that. But I'm not gonna literally spam Overpower and tomahawk on a side imp because you think you can single handedly start picking off mobs on my aggro that I'm not actually fighting.
I've got a better one. So I get into Hala, realize this one dps has no clue, blames me, whatever... So I actually get Fisher Price on him and mark the targets... HUGE number 1 on top of the enemy s they can organize the kills defeat packs quicker...... you know the dude STILL started fighting the off adds, died again and still blamed me???. Wait.... he didn't leave, no. He demanded I leave so they could get another tank.
Sorry to troll your thread, just needed to share since no one reads my "please understand the aggro table and tanking" threads.
Hundred bucks says 50% of the dps'ers don't know where the aggro bar under there name is. :(
Thanks.... Again, sorry for the troll.
As a DPS, it sounds like the sort of fight where you will need to pick off the adds one by one, allowing clear focus on the main boss. It is challenging for the tank, no doubt.
What I would like (as a DPS) is a kill order e.g. 1 Imp, 2 Imp 3 Imp, blank Imp, boss. That way, you can run in with tomahawk on the boss, flash + overpower to get them all, then Heavy Swing the boss into Skull Sunder on Imp 1. Provided the DPS focus fire (yes, there are PLENTY of bad us's out there ... wow, just got a Bill and Ted moment there!), you should be fine mixing up that combo a couple of times, with a flash or overpower thrown in to keep AoE threat from heals. Once Imp 1 is <30%ish, move a full combo (HS -> SS) onto Imp 2 to build on him. By this stage, mix/tab targe through boss + later Imps - they should be stuck to you like glue by now.
It's all communication really. Mark you kill order, ask DPS to follow it. If you hold up your end of the bargain and they don't, ask healer to let them die. Harsh, maybe. But that's the price of failure.
Edit: read you Hala story. Douche is douche. Offer him 30 more minutes in DF :) And if the rest of the party backs them ... well, you really didn't want to party with that anyway, did you? Besides, tanks get the groupd! Edited, Aug 31st 2013 11:04pm by carmelita