yeah your're not doing sh*t wrong, i also have to add it has a lot to do with the party you get thrown into, some people think their mage isn't a fluff cloud that can dish dmg out quicker than they get hit, which reallly can mess with a tanking job, like i was running sash last night (mind you im lvl 21 so i synced to a high stat based person) but the archer would consistently pull mobs off of me that i had pulled, and would always go after a mob that we as a group were not going after, or same with the lancer, which made my job very very hard. Shield lobbing with a macro will always help, which i highly suggest reading http://eorzeareborn.com/macro-overview/
it seriously opened my eyes up to the possibilities of being a tank, and the combos you can create with cross classing.
A viable thing is knowing your flash skill with not interrupt your fast blade, to savage combo. WHICH IS EXCELLENT, it really helping with being able to lob at a kiting ADD, then fast blade it, flash to keep amenity up, then finish with your savage, i also really like starting my attacks with a straight shot just for Crit purposes, which to me makes sense as a tank because the more DMG you are doing, the more hate you attract the better a time everyone will have and the easier a time the healer will have.
Other experiences occur with realizing WHO you need to be drawing attention from first, always know ADDS are not your main concern, if that Primal gets away from you it could end up in catastrophe if its draw towards any other member, especially since WE have covalesence not other classes, which i feel like people need to start utilizing more in dark situations where you think you may be dying, we cross class for a reason, right gents? other viable skills are quite obvious buffs, which i mean honestly can be used to your own discretion.
It's like everyone has said so far, this is no right way to tank all battles call for a different handling, its just learning from your different experiences and being able to do so on the fly. there is only a wrong way, and that's if you let everyone die constantly from mobs ditching you(which is there fault not yours) being the babysitter sucks, but its a great feeling when you go through a raid your first time and realize, holy sh*t no one died because of me. and that is excellent Edited, Sep 13th 2013 2:04pm by SkatanCrime
Skatan Crime (Lamia) Lvl 24 GLA- soon to be gone :c
Skatan Crime (excalibur)
My names Skatan! I'm all about praying for our lord and savior Nald'thal! I enjoy causually sacrificing star marmots to our dear dark lord, and also drinking the blood out of the Gigas' skulls that I desecrate . I'm always down to party, so let's help eachother make a name for eachother! Kupo!~