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Vanguards are obligated to tank?

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Vanguards are obligated to tank?

Haggardbr's Avatar

12.25.2013 , 06:43 PM | #1
So, hai everyone!

I was running a Primary Studies heroic for the Gree event today, I was inquired by a really annoying commando asking why I was dps'ing as a vanguard.

I will post down here the convo we had, but of course I'll hide the name.

ME: Well, I've met several dps vanguards and nobody told me I was obligated to go tanking when I chose the vanguard AC for this char...

HIM: Number one: Bullsh... and number two, like I said, it isn't like vanguards have great dps trees. "I don't like tanking"? (I told him that and it's true from my part) !TF?"

ME: The fact that you never met dps vanguards doesn't mean they don't exist... so don't come bullsh... me with that!

HIM: Actually, it kinda does. Just like I've never met a Commando tank (***?)...

ME: And yeah, I don't like tanking, why do I have to tank only because I have a vanguard? lol...
Commandos can't tank, don't go noob on me as well

HIM: Durk... like I said, the dps trees for vanguards suck, and as for your last comment, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I'M SAYING!

ME: Dude, I don't mind if they syck or ot, I'll play with whatever I feel comfortable playing with... if I don't like playing tank with an AC that can tank, I'm not obligated to do so...

HIM: No, but you're still (re)tard for doing so. Goodbye...
And he logged.

Before all of this he was all like "Oh I'm so experienced!" or things like "I play this game for a long time" and bla bla bla... big deal, I'm playing this game for almost 2 years now.

So I wanted to share this with you guys to see what are your thoughts.

1 - I didn't know that I need to tank being a vanguard;

2 - The comparation of never seen a tank commando being the same as he never saw a dps vanguard is just going into full retard to me;

3 - Is this the kind of experienced players the newcomers are "obligated" to face during their gameplay?

Please... discourse...
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StefanTOR's Avatar

12.25.2013 , 07:06 PM | #2
Bads gonna bad, ignore this ignorant dude.

Haggardbr's Avatar

12.25.2013 , 07:16 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by StefanTOR View Post
Bads gonna bad, ignore this ignorant dude.
Already did it... as I said, I just wanted to share this "Only in TOR" moment with you guys and see your thoughts about it.
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Mystry's Avatar

12.25.2013 , 07:19 PM | #4
You don't have to do **** if you don't want to. There is no rule that says you HAVE to be shield specialist (tank) as a vanguard, just as there is no rule that says commandos HAVE to be a healer, or for any class. Play whatever spec you want.

Though, as a tank, instant flashpoint ques are nice. But thats your prerogative.

Pingonaut's Avatar

12.26.2013 , 07:32 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Haggardbr View Post
Already did it... as I said, I just wanted to share this "Only in TOR" moment with you guys and see your thoughts about it.
Except it isn't "only in TOR". It's sad, but true.

ItachiZaku's Avatar

12.26.2013 , 08:09 AM | #6
Your game. Your sub (if you sub). Your time. Have fun the way you want to have fun. I love leveling as tank specs, but hate actually tanking (sort of like, i hate driving with people in my car, i hate the responsibility).
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jeniyagyu's Avatar

12.26.2013 , 10:35 AM | #7
Lol! ....That guy went rull retard ... I had to read the convo over a few times to grasp the sure fail of his words.

Does he go around telling DPS Guardians or Shadows to tank? OR Telling DPS Scoundrels in WZs that they should be healing?

...Next time I play my Commado, I'm totally telling people I'm a tank ...

That guy made me laugh! xD
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Einobi's Avatar

12.27.2013 , 09:19 AM | #8
If anyone ask me why I am not tanking but dpsing, I will tell them I will tank next so as to give them a taste of what a full wipe feels like. After everyone has res at med center, I will ask him/her whether I should tank again. That should settle the issue.

Dak_fireraker's Avatar

12.27.2013 , 11:44 AM | #9
ROTFLMAO!!! *wipes tear from eye* This Dude is either so far up his own rear you cant tell where his head begins & his rump ends, or he is just really bad at making an analogy. Either way, just because Vanguards are boss at Tanking, doesn't mean you are required to be a tank. If your game style favors DPS, then DPS. I play a Tank Assassin by far one of the toughest classes to tank with. But it matches my play style & I'm rather good at it. However, i think next time i log in as my Commando I'm going to Tank rather than heal, the Raid boss will NEVER see it coming
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Sinapus's Avatar

12.27.2013 , 11:57 AM | #10
Only if they say they'll tank. Many months ago I was in a heroic with a vanguard who was tanking. Using plasma cell. Kept dying.

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