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Tanks are getting a lot of focus in Shadowlands with the increased Mythic+ focus, and it's only going to get more intense with the next pach, so we rounded up some funny stories, depressing interactions, memes and similar. Here's a grab-bag of tanking experiences from many players.

While all tanks are always needed, things change around the +15 mark, as it's not just DPS that have this particular experience, and if you're one of the least popular/worst specs...

Then there's this type of terrible, which hasn't really changed that much since, well, forever, as there will always be assholes out there, but there really do seem to be more and more of them these days, especially in Mythic+...

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Source: ChoGallMeta.

And even if you do well, it's never enough for some people:

But, sometimes it's quite a different feeling, as however terrible players might be to you, you're still a tank damn it!

And there are some perfect moments that can only come from tanking, including this one titled "My greatest M+ tanking Achievement...":

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Source: Sheth1984.

If the group gets really annoying, you can always have the last word too:

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Source: Boars89.

And finally, if you get REALLY tired of all the DPS not interrupting, the healer selfishly trying to keep those idiots that stand in every mechanic under the sun alive instead of keeping you above 80%, or people dare to question your route, you can always just go with your own kind!

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I think one of the problems with prideful is how unreasonably tight it forces tanks to be even at 10-15 keys, because a single extra pull can wreck careful prideful planning whereas in previous affixes it was simply often just a tad bit of inefficency. 

 

This puts a ton of pressure on tanks to know routes at an encyclopedic level, which they always did at 20+ levels, but now must do much sooner. 

 

That, coupled with the fact keystones are a timed activity with failure being punishing, all contribute to a more toxic enviroment then what i think we deserve. 

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17 minutes ago, Mishmish said:

I think one of the problems with prideful is how unreasonably tight it forces tanks to be even at 10-15 keys, because a single extra pull can wreck careful prideful planning whereas in previous affixes it was simply often just a tad bit of inefficency. 

 

This puts a ton of pressure on tanks to know routes at an encyclopedic level, which they always did at 20+ levels, but now must do much sooner. 

 

That, coupled with the fact keystones are a timed activity with failure being punishing, all contribute to a more toxic enviroment then what i think we deserve. 

as a main tank myself, cant agree more with this, im tanking since MoP, and i love to do mythics back then, got the armor and weapons transmo and all, but now it has develop into some kind of torture for us, not only struggling with the game but with players and their toxicity, cant denied i got some good groups, but most of the time is just a pain to run a dungeon. 

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As someone who’s been main-tanking (Paladin) since WotLK, I’ve barely touched dungeons this expansion so far—and have gone dps for the few I have done.

I’d do more dungeons if I had a group of regulars to run with. Not going to tank-pug with the heavy expectations put on tanks currently.

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6 hours ago, Elfomal said:

What was the addon the tank used to get the % showing?

Its a weakaura, you can find it on wago io, just search mythic plus timers 

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Both of you are totally right, not to mention that on higher keys you can't face tank the mobs you have to kite them 90% of the time making some of my favourite class Prot warrior useless not only that, but in general it's super annoying and you have to rely your pug teammates to actually slow down the mobs.

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This is so true sadly
i am playing tank since the beginning and its never been that worse i am strongly considering going dps for pug which is sad because there are so few tanks for m+

ppl should be happy if they find a tank who knows at least how to use mdt at least in terms of getting dratnos routes which are far from perfect dont get me wrong but at least they'll work but in my exp it's that way i'll post a route no one complain's

then i'll start and the first dps is flaming me that my route is garbage and that i am a noob tank
after the first prideful (as planned) works out no one says a word
then another dps starts flaming i am pulling too slow but the healer is constantly oom because dps stand in the fire constantly
and at the point where dps starts pulling more stuff and we wipe either the third dps or the healer leaves

 

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8 hours ago, Elfomal said:

What was the addon the tank used to get the % showing?

I recommend using the addon "MythicPlusTimer" (you can also find it on wowup) It has all funtionallity included other use with multiple auras, what means less memory usage and processes + more up to date.

Additionaly you can color the timeframe and put it anywhere on your screen. Prideful % is displayed as well as the % on pull.

 

https://www.curseforge.com/wow/addons/mythicplustimer

 

 

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I have to ask, as a tank, what the other tanks do to get this kind of 'toxic' behavior? Either they invite people who have no clue about the game, which doesn't make sense, or they join a team that doesn't have a clue, which doesn't make sense either.

That, and the fact that they don't communicate well with the team in advance. This has allowed me to never encounter such behavior in mythic or in raiding. Ofc if you fail horrendously to tank, some feedback is to be expected, but I can't understand how a person above +10 don't know tanking. 

Ofc, I always make my own group too. See no reason not to. 

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Faction changed, server changed, and joined a new Guild.  Last night I was helping them via tanking so they can get their Keystone Conquerer achievment before Tuesday.  In one group we were short one dps for  NW+10.  Since it was a Fortified week I was planning to use Prideful on hard/difficult trash packs.  We invited a Mage pug into the group and so far it was fairly a smooth run up till I had the group use Invisible potions to skip the 4 necro mage pack before the bridge....instead the Mage decided to run directly into the mob pack, ice block in the middle of us right when our potions were wearing off to where we got aggro.  Instead of helping us clear the trash that they pulled they kept trying to use their Hearthstone.  After we cleared the trash and no one died he left.  No appologies and no remorse for their actions.  Don't know if it was out of embarrasement, trolling, or ragequit because they were not accustomed to different possibilites in running select dungeons.

Later that night I managed to help 5+ Guildies in 6 different dungeons get their Achievement finished.

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