This week’s topic from Z and Cinder is a nice one:
Do you love being the shield that protects your group, or the damage dealer that melts the mobs before you or the healer at the back shaking your head at the people standing in fire and giving you something to do?
We’d also love to hear from you if you play a different MMO or one that’s not built on the WoW trio model.
I find it hard to choose between tanking and DPS. I adore playing caster DPS and doing damage with spells. I like being able to burn, freeze, lightening and thunder my way through mobs. I love collecting massive amounts of mobs and then AOEing them down. I feel powerful and awesome. Any type of RP game I play I fall back onto playing a range caster – mage/wizard/sorcerer etc. Anything which allows me to just kill things. I like big spells with big numbers.
I temper that with my complete love of tanking. Mainly Guardian Druid form because I am bright purple and brilliant and who doesn’t love a bright purple bear saving them from destruction? I tanked briefly through another raid period..maybe Ulduar? and I liked it then as well but the stress levels are way higher than DPS. If you miss a cooldown it could be the end of the raid or group but that is the limit of the stress. I never really struggled to get and maintain aggro, I always seemed to manage to pick up mobs easily enough, however my issue has always been learning to control my urges when tanking different things. Tanking Mythics+ is different to raiding and I kept going into raiding and burning my cooldowns as though I was in Mythics+. It caused issues when I needed a CD and I didn’t have one – I got better once I got my brain on board, but that was always highly stressful for me.
I would still be tanking except I cannot raid Wednesday and it would be unfair to the guild to try and keep that spot so I went boomy and raid Fridays only. One night of raiding kills me given it is mostly just a wipe night for me. I am not really getting the joy and satisfaction from it.
Screw Healing. You are all crazy. No way. Nope.Z
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