I spent some time debating whether or not possessing just a couple pieces of agility gear was enough to start beartanking with. On the one paw, OH MY GAWD I AM TANKING IF I DIE WE ARE PROBABLY EFFED. (This IS a position of responsibility.) On the other, Daschela’s only level 40 and it’s not like anybody can visually check her near-total lack of agility heirlooms since RAWRRR she’s a bear. I’ll just pray that the healer doesn’t inspect her, amirite?
Therefore, Daschela said to hell with it and decided to test out her skills in a super low dungeon first – just in case. She recruited a tolerant healer friend and they headed out just to see how badly things could go.
I talked myself into actually going eventually.
RIGHT. So after shifting her skills around a bit and getting over the initial OMGWTF feelings whenever she /roared as a bear but a night elf woman’s voice came out, Daschela felt ready to queue.
Her first honest-to-Gawd beartanking experience turned out to be the one and only Dire Maul. Aaaaaaaaaaaaand the first thing she noticed just happened to be the fact that she was fighting alongside a completely naked worgen.
Apparently, he was just having fun by running around naked. In Dire Maul. Also, the healer was a shoeless dwarf, but next to the naked worgen, who’s looking?
So basically, the message for me in all this is: you’re level 40, who the eff cares about your gear because LOLZ! If you show up to tank in healer-type leather, there’s going to be a naked worgen FOR NO APPARENT REASON so it seriously JUST DOES NOT MATTER.
Despite our total lack of gear in some cases, it went ok. Look at Daschela holding aggro like a pro!
It’s ALMOST like I know what I’m doing!