Does anyone else think there were too many quests while playing and not enough grinding?
One of the main reasons many tanks dont know how to hold aggro is because there carried to 20 with a ridiculous amount of quests.. I was quite annoyed myself once Icompleted a quest and 4 more appeared.
Tanking has nothing to do with how you level.
Tanking is a mindset.
You either are a tank, or you are not a tank. Career tanks know exactly
what I'm talking about. We read the tooltips, we see the connections, and after a few fights with the game's combat we've gotten a feel with what needs to be done to be successful. We're aware of what's going on around us at all times, or at least strive to push ourselves to that awareness. You need to be able to multitask well and react in a timely fashion to something happening. Conversely we're our worst critics when it comes to tanking.
New people that wish to become tanks and are terrible are because of four reasons:
- 1) They don't read the tooltips on their abilities. They're ill prepared for what happens in an unexpected moment.
- 2) They lack situational awareness. You can't tunnel vision as a tank. Period.
- 3) They can't multitask well. Tanking requires more attention then damage dealing by far, and even moreso than healing at times.
- 4) Most importantly, they refuse any sort of criticism. If you can't accept any help (in case something you missed, overlooked, or didn't understand) then you shouldn't be tanking in the first place.
Grinding doesn't teach you a damn thing about how to tank. Neither does leveling by quests or levequests.
Being in a group, do the opposite of the above four bullet points, and practice a lot. That's what makes a good tank.