I'm currently leveling three of my tanks, my dk, warrior and paladin and they're 83, 83 and 84 respectively. I only get into Stonecore with my warrior and dk, but that's another story. My paladin on the other hand is sometimes lucky enough to get into fairly easy instances like Vortex Pinnacle. Even a fairly easy instance as VP has some hard hitting mobs, and I usually try to cc as much as possible to ease things up for the healers (since I know how awful healing can be sometimes if you've got a tank who just rushes right in). We had a hunter and a priest for cc (the other dps was a warrior I think), so for the elementals we only had the trap and a root from the healing druid (a friend of mine). I decided to at least use the trap. So I marked it up with the usual square (you all use squares for traps right? Where does that come from anyway?) and explained the marks. And waited. Aaaaand waited. And started dancing. The hunter started dancing with me. I thought "Is he daft or something, or just being rude?". I finally said "Yes that trap means you, hunter." Finally something seemed to have clicked with the hunter.
"Awww" he says. "But I suck at traps". And apparently 'he', was actually a 'she'.
Well you can see the conversation that took place.
|The last sentence is swedish and says "84 levels... no trap?". I was a little suprised.|
I was put in the position where I could either tell the hunter to L2P and get the heck out of my instance, or be patient with her and give her a chance. I decided for the second option. Partly because I'm such a great person *cough* and partly as an experiment to see what the trouble really was. Lack of confidence or lack of skill?
She got the first trap away perfectly. And the second, and the third. And I told her "well, you're clearly the trap master now". She never failed with the traps, so what was the problem to begin with? She told me how she had been kicked from her previous group to this instance because she hadn't done it before, so she kept thanking me for the patience I showed her. Although I do agree that people should know their class somewhat at level 84, and I would ask of someone to know how to cc, I don't understand why people have to kick left and right as soon as someone fails.
Interestingly enough however, the priest hadn't the faintest clue as to how to mind control. Not even after careful instruction did he manage. Well he managed to mind control for short periods once or twice, but we nearly wiped several times because I thought he had it when he didn't. So I decided not to use it. I didn't kick him! But in a tougher instance as Stonecore or Grim Batol, I might have thought about it. In a heroic for sure.