...and you suddenly get smacked in the face.
A) Dust yourself off, apologize for being hit, and ask for another
B) Act like nothing happened, as this occurs a lot
C) Try to maintain some civility while letting the person know their behavior is not acceptable
Well this happened to me more or less. But before I get too deeply into the post, I want to explain a few things.
First off, I have three level 80 tanks, and have experienced current (at the time- my pally only did Nax and EOE) "end game" content with each one. I have a fairly damn good idea of how to tank. Secondly, I hate hate hate hate the Halls of Reflection. Some sort of swear word literally escapes my lips IRL when that dungeon pops. Most of the time I will leave group immediately instead of waiting around to see if it's a fail (as you will see why in this post) and it's not becuase I doubt my ability to actually tank it. I don't care to rack up a repair bill for a dungeon where the only thing I need is two frost badges and my level of faith in the average LFD random guy is not that great.
Also, I use tidy plates addon with the threat plates theme. This turns name plates into a threat meter, and I can see if I have aggro on a target (name plate is small and green) or if I need to get a taunt in on something (large red name plate). This gives me a very very good idea of what's going on and if I need to get some hits in on something at range. And lastly, there's a guild member who just joined recently and could really use some loot out of there in the group with me.
So here we are... in the LFD que quickly followed up by the HOR loading screen. #($*&#)(@#.
Group makeup: Warrior tank (me), Warlock (guild mate), Hunter, DK, Druid healer.
The events start and the group immediately heads for the corner. I tell them I'm not going to be doing the corner, and to come back to the door.
Everything is going OK on the first few waves of trash. I had to blow shield wall and last stand at one point because I was getting no heals. On the first boss, everybody dies, but the boss manages to drop as well. So the group runs back in, gets loot nobody needs and starts up for round two. Two waves towards the second boss I just drop from lack of heals.
Green = guild member
Black = Me
Grey = Pug
Demonikal = Fuckin retard DK
Silfactor = mouthy druid
(I'm not going to black their names out, because if they want to be internet tough guys they can deal with having their names posted)
So everybody runs back in and the group chat looks like this:
And at that point I had had enough - it was a combination of a bad day at work, not wanting to even be in HOR, and retarded dps that can't even assist a tank.
Five minutes later:
I'd rather have time to charge mobs and have a lot of space to work with as opposed to having mobs come around the corner when my thunderclap and shockwave are on cooldown and instagibbing a party member. And most importantly, I'm the tank. You follow me. That's just how it works.
So we're on the last icewall before the dungeon is over, and the red pug actually says something intelligent! The funnies thing, however, is the DK who was kicked from the group was bothered enough by the kick that he actually made a character on my server just to talk some more smack. And he had the cleverness to name it (MyCharacterName)isgay.
And I'm still boggled by Silfactor's attitude. Just because it's a random person you probably won't spend time with ever again does not mean you have to tolerate behavior like that. I can't believe you're willing to just more or less whore yourself out to the LFD. It doesn't matter how it treats you, it will be over soon and then you can go about your business, right?
After that dungeon run, I was in a rather foul mood. It's a good thing my arena teammate was on and looking to do some matches. It was a nice stress relief. Who knew arenas could be less stressful than dungeons? lol.
Between matches, I received a whisper that made my night though. I guess we stomped his team at some point.
So you want to know why tanks freak out now and again? Here's your answer: retarded DKs and mouthy druids.