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Just realized the best part about tanking in SWTOR!

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Just realized the best part about tanking in SWTOR!

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Cheeseblaster
01.21.2012 , 02:46 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Yfelsung View Post
Welcome to the joy of being a dedicated tank.

"Wait, did the DPS just say something? I had a hard time hearing him over how easily replaceable he is."
Now that's funny!
"This is war not kindergarten, suck it up"

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flyersfan
01.21.2012 , 03:05 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Rankaze View Post
I didn't get the impression that he was doing it to make people angry.
Any statement that ends with a "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!" certainly gives the impression that it was said to aggravate and provoke.

On the other hand, I'm going to watch all the cutscenes, especially for a new Flashpoint or Heroic Mission. I'm here for the Star Wars feel, not the over-anxious, shortened attention span, rushing-through-content-so-you-can-be-bored-in-a-week MMO experience. If someone is really that upset about it that they'd leave the group and start over, then I feel bad for them.

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Rankaze
01.21.2012 , 04:15 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by flyersfan View Post
Any statement that ends with a "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!" certainly gives the impression that it was said to aggravate and provoke.
Nah, blatant evil maniacal laughter is too over the top to be read straight. When I see something like that, I'm more inclined to think the poster is being somewhat tongue-in-cheek.

At least, that's how I see it.

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Megb
01.21.2012 , 05:01 PM | #14
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OK, so he would like to actually see the story from a new instance the first time he goes through instead of having to spacebar through everything to save a few minutes over the course of the whole event (or risk getting kicked by some mindless super gung-ho group leader), and HE'S the one that needs to go back to WoW?

Right....
As I said previously, I don't mind someone watching the cut-scenes, unless it is out of spite to piss people off. LTR

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RuQu
01.23.2012 , 10:36 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Rankaze View Post
Nah, blatant evil maniacal laughter is too over the top to be read straight. When I see something like that, I'm more inclined to think the poster is being somewhat tongue-in-cheek.

At least, that's how I see it.
I read it as him coming to complain about someone else watching the cut-scenes. As you say, such maniacal laughter can't be read straight. My interpretation was a passive-aggressive complaint against a tank who made him wait 2 minutes earlier and there was nothing he could do about it.

Interestingly, I have only encountered people getting annoyed at others for not hitting the spacebar when I rolled an Imperial alt on a PvP server. I've yet to see it on my Rep or Imp PvE servers.

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Uruare
01.23.2012 , 05:03 PM | #16
I like to invite my entire FP team, as a tank, to reflect on the violence we have committed, and be sure they're emotionally prepared for the next pull.

I offer grief counselling if somebody died, and comorbidity evaluation as a complimentary service for those that find themselves suffering from multiple expressions of guilt, depression, dysaffection, listlessness or irriitable DPS syndrome.

Sometimes I won't let the team progress until they assure me absolutely that everything is ok and everbody is psychologically, emotionally and technically prepared to move on.

Because I'm a tank, and I'm here for you. I'm here to protect you from the terrible secrets of space.

Later in PVP, I will sometimes also be the one pushing you down the stairs. But then, pushing you down the stairs or into the huttball fire also protects you from the terrible secret of space, so I am at peace.

/bigsmile

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Dorpy
01.25.2012 , 10:37 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Uruare View Post
I like to invite my entire FP team, as a tank, to reflect on the violence we have committed, and be sure they're emotionally prepared for the next pull.

I offer grief counselling if somebody died, and comorbidity evaluation as a complimentary service for those that find themselves suffering from multiple expressions of guilt, depression, dysaffection, listlessness or irriitable DPS syndrome.

Sometimes I won't let the team progress until they assure me absolutely that everything is ok and everbody is psychologically, emotionally and technically prepared to move on.

Because I'm a tank, and I'm here for you. I'm here to protect you from the terrible secrets of space.

Later in PVP, I will sometimes also be the one pushing you down the stairs. But then, pushing you down the stairs or into the huttball fire also protects you from the terrible secret of space, so I am at peace.

/bigsmile

I sense conflict within..

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CeaphusIII
01.25.2012 , 07:09 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by yfelsung View Post
welcome to the joy of being a dedicated tank.

"wait, did the dps just say something? I had a hard time hearing him over how easily replaceable he is."
roflmao

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Sheko
01.26.2012 , 12:38 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Uruare View Post
I like to invite my entire FP team, as a tank, to reflect on the violence we have committed, and be sure they're emotionally prepared for the next pull.

I offer grief counselling if somebody died, and comorbidity evaluation as a complimentary service for those that find themselves suffering from multiple expressions of guilt, depression, dysaffection, listlessness or irriitable DPS syndrome.

Sometimes I won't let the team progress until they assure me absolutely that everything is ok and everbody is psychologically, emotionally and technically prepared to move on.

Because I'm a tank, and I'm here for you. I'm here to protect you from the terrible secrets of space.

Later in PVP, I will sometimes also be the one pushing you down the stairs. But then, pushing you down the stairs or into the huttball fire also protects you from the terrible secret of space, so I am at peace.

/bigsmile
This... Was... Amazing.

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DaveYanakov
01.26.2012 , 01:11 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Megb View Post
I have no problem waiting for someone to see the cut-scene - I think they are awesome. However, if you are doing it solely to make people angry, then please go back to WoW. That attitude ruined it, and would like to enjoy one game without it, so stick with the one that you've already ruined.
He did say new instance in the original post.


Quote: Originally Posted by Megb View Post
LTR
Please do