It’s because people treat us like crap.
I was doing some SM Armory runs on Saturday and for the most part it was a good day. Finished In the Name of the Light to get Bonebiter, and got both Herod’s Shoulder and Raging Berserker’s Helm. Only a single run went really badly, and I still feel bad about it because of how much of a big meanie (edited for profanity) the group leader was. Or maybe I just suck idk.
I posted a LFG for SM arm in Ironforge general chat saying that I could tank or dps. I got invited to a group immediately. Mind you, at this point the group leader seemed chill and never gave any indication that he wanted to be super hardcore and aoe farm the dungeon. I thought this was just a slow and steady SM arm run like I had done before, pull 1 or 3-4 mobs at a time, control runners and adds. Steadily clear the dungeon without rushing and pulling too many.
I was tanking as a warrior. We had cleared about 5-6 mobs from the beginning outdoor area, when the group leader (healer) told me that we were going too slow, and that I should just pull the whole room. I guess this guy had watched some videos on twitch or youtube and saw people aoe farming SM killing 10 mobs at a time, so he thought we should be doing the same. We did not have the group composition to pull that off, so I did not listen to him because pulling the remaining 10 mobs in the room all at once would surely wipe us. There is no way for me to hold threat on that many mobs. We cleared the room and the healer insisted that we go faster and I pull more, I was coming down with a cold and feeling woozy, and was also feeling rattled by this guy, so I wasn’t even in a state to focus on trying to tank so many mobs. I really just wanted to clear groups of 3-4 slow and steady. Again, when I was invited to the group there was no mention made of any expectation to aoe farm the place, if I had been told that I would be expected to be a 100% pro at that I would have declined the group invite.
The healer insisted that I pull more. I ran downstairs and pulled 7 mobs, and ran them to the foot of the stairs where my group at the top the stairs could use aoe on them. They did not wait a single second to let me build threat, and after the frost nova disappeared most of the mobs began running up the stairs towards the aoe dps and healer. My challenging shout was on cooldown, utterly impossible to hold threat. The fight continued at the top of the stairs, but there were adds from below. Soon we were fighting 10 mobs and it was clear we would wipe. After we wiped I told the healer that we could not handle that many mobs, and he told me that it was my fault and we would have been fine if I had los pulled the caster mobs upstairs. I admit that was an error, but either way we would have been wiped by the initial group of 7 because there was no way to hold threat on that group, and once the mobs are not neatly packed together you can kiss aoe dps goodbye, not to mention the healer has an impossible job now to heal me, the dps, and himself. It’s just stupid to pull so many mobs with the group composition that we had.
The healer insisted that we could do it, and I felt defeated and incompetent because I just had no idea how I could hold aggro on so many mobs simultaneously when dps goes full throttle immediately. This guy wants me to perform like some 100% pro he saw on twitch, I’m still learning how to play properly.
Well some warrior posted a LFG in the SM general chat saying he could tank an aoe farm group, and I got kicked from the group by the healer (who was the leader). I’m guessing he invited that other guy.