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How did your first tanking go? emotion_kirakira I remember mine clearly. xD I even have a screenshot to record the fail.

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First tanking ever, I just went out there and yolo'd it. xD I was looking at guides from Omni while trying to figure out how to get the position just right, just didn't work. sweatdrop Then I had another opportunity and I tanked Kam completely and no wipes, in just 30 minutes. emotion_kirakira

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Oh, god. sweatdrop

For the first couple of times that I did try, I failed. Like three or four times in a row before I finally got it down.

Everytime I would fail, I'd pass the instance over to Omni, and go QQ in the corner somewhere. It was so awesome when I finally succeeded for the first time, and started getting even better.
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I very rarely tank bl because it's a pain in the butt.
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My first time went very well, there were no wipes, but there were no bats so eh.

Everyone was lazy and didn't want to and were like, "Let lad do it! Grab fleet!"
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my first time tanking BL, none of my screenies saved. crying
this is the only one I managed to get of our chat after.
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I had 2 awesome people (Bearman George and Mastermind_BTG) who were excellent BU and BUBU who helped me a ton with bats, guiding me, and keeping us all alive.
no wipes either. ♥
My first BL tanking was without the bats...I even recorded it. xd



The second time was with the bats, but sadly I didn't get to record that one.
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Hmm... that was a while ago- there weren't any specific guides at the time. I remember getting some typed advice about positioning over Skype & that was about it. Funnily enough, nobody, including the people in the crew, some of who had previous BL experience thought to tell me about the fact that bats came from the right, and my first time tanking was my first time in BL.

Needless to say, it wasn't overly successful. No screenies, but it's certainly been imprinted on my brain.

Gradually, by talking to other tanks & speaking to my crew members, I managed to develop a strategy which was consistently successful. It took time though- it's not something that you should expect to be able to do straight away.

Being able to tank Kam is partially about having a really good crew supporting you who understand what they need to do. It doesn't really matter how talented a tank you are, if you have people who don't listen, or are spacey, it makes your life a lot harder, or even impossible. The fact that these days nearly everyone tends to have all rings in their sets at 12 makes life much less of a headache, along with the absence of bats (RIP bats).


Accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative...
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Eight and a half hours of wipes. I'd just finished another BL when my friend Meebo'd me with instance and asked me if I could tank. I said sure, but warned her we'd probably wipe. And oh, how we did.

It wasn't until after I learned that if you don't have Integrity you should use fleet method. gonk

The second time was yesterday and it was on a g-glitched server (so does it count? xD). Two wipes, the first because I didn't grab aggro well enough and the second because I accidentally moved into her aoe range. After that it went pretty smoothly, though.


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I Had to once cause tank dazed and I was Bu..
I did good.
Until I got slept gonk
And that sleep was one of those long sleeps that 9/10 you get killed from gonk
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I Had to once cause tank dazed and I was Bu..
I did good.
Until I got slept gonk
And that sleep was one of those long sleeps that 9/10 you get killed from gonk

ahahaha sorry about that

You were a good bu though. 3nodding
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I Had to once cause tank dazed and I was Bu..
I did good.
Until I got slept gonk
And that sleep was one of those long sleeps that 9/10 you get killed from gonk

ahahaha sorry about that

You were a good bu though. 3nodding

lol it was no problem, was your first time so I wasn't really expecting complete success sweatdrop

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Pan Twardowski
Eight and a half hours of wipes. I'd just finished another BL when my friend Meebo'd me with instance and asked me if I could tank. I said sure, but warned her we'd probably wipe. And oh, how we did.

It wasn't until after I learned that if you don't have Integrity you should use fleet method. gonk

The second time was yesterday and it was on a g-glitched server (so does it count? xD). Two wipes, the first because I didn't grab aggro well enough and the second because I accidentally moved into her aoe range. After that it went pretty smoothly, though.

I've heard Fleet method is like training wheels, and it is. Tanks used to do Lust without SR and being slept well before, integ is the same difference. Taking SR opened new doors for those tankers without integ. That should never be an excuse to make it harder on your crew.

That being said: I learned how to tank, without SR, and with the Tape Method. Like even when first form was tapeable. I was very proud of myself that day, though to be honest it had helped I had tons of BU experience and knew what to watch for and had had amazing tanks perform and to learn from. I tanked Lust before I event tanked YR too.
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Eight and a half hours of wipes. I'd just finished another BL when my friend Meebo'd me with instance and asked me if I could tank. I said sure, but warned her we'd probably wipe. And oh, how we did.

It wasn't until after I learned that if you don't have Integrity you should use fleet method. gonk

The second time was yesterday and it was on a g-glitched server (so does it count? xD). Two wipes, the first because I didn't grab aggro well enough and the second because I accidentally moved into her aoe range. After that it went pretty smoothly, though.

I've heard Fleet method is like training wheels, and it is. Tanks used to do Lust without SR and being slept well before, integ is the same difference. Taking SR opened new doors for those tankers without integ. That should never be an excuse to make it harder on your crew.

That being said: I learned how to tank, without SR, and with the Tape Method. Like even when first form was tapeable. I was very proud of myself that day, though to be honest it had helped I had tons of BU experience and knew what to watch for and had had amazing tanks perform and to learn from. I tanked Lust before I event tanked YR too.

I've heard that before, and I believe it- We actually did get her down to 60k hp right before the last wipe. I hadn't ever bu'd or even bubu'd BL before then, and I didn't know how to recover from sleep properly, hence the wipes.
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Eight and a half hours of wipes. I'd just finished another BL when my friend Meebo'd me with instance and asked me if I could tank. I said sure, but warned her we'd probably wipe. And oh, how we did.

It wasn't until after I learned that if you don't have Integrity you should use fleet method. gonk

The second time was yesterday and it was on a g-glitched server (so does it count? xD). Two wipes, the first because I didn't grab aggro well enough and the second because I accidentally moved into her aoe range. After that it went pretty smoothly, though.

I've heard Fleet method is like training wheels, and it is. Tanks used to do Lust without SR and being slept well before, integ is the same difference. Taking SR opened new doors for those tankers without integ. That should never be an excuse to make it harder on your crew.

That being said: I learned how to tank, without SR, and with the Tape Method. Like even when first form was tapeable. I was very proud of myself that day, though to be honest it had helped I had tons of BU experience and knew what to watch for and had had amazing tanks perform and to learn from. I tanked Lust before I event tanked YR too.

I've heard that before, and I believe it- We actually did get her down to 60k hp right before the last wipe. I hadn't ever bu'd or even bubu'd BL before then, and I didn't know how to recover from sleep properly, hence the wipes.

First time is always the hardest :3 Especially if you don't have a lot of healing experience overall or no tanks to give you pointers.
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Eight and a half hours of wipes. I'd just finished another BL when my friend Meebo'd me with instance and asked me if I could tank. I said sure, but warned her we'd probably wipe. And oh, how we did.

It wasn't until after I learned that if you don't have Integrity you should use fleet method. gonk

The second time was yesterday and it was on a g-glitched server (so does it count? xD). Two wipes, the first because I didn't grab aggro well enough and the second because I accidentally moved into her aoe range. After that it went pretty smoothly, though.

I've heard Fleet method is like training wheels, and it is. Tanks used to do Lust without SR and being slept well before, integ is the same difference. Taking SR opened new doors for those tankers without integ. That should never be an excuse to make it harder on your crew.

That being said: I learned how to tank, without SR, and with the Tape Method. Like even when first form was tapeable. I was very proud of myself that day, though to be honest it had helped I had tons of BU experience and knew what to watch for and had had amazing tanks perform and to learn from. I tanked Lust before I event tanked YR too.

I've heard that before, and I believe it- We actually did get her down to 60k hp right before the last wipe. I hadn't ever bu'd or even bubu'd BL before then, and I didn't know how to recover from sleep properly, hence the wipes.

First time is always the hardest :3 Especially if you don't have a lot of healing experience overall or no tanks to give you pointers.

Yeah, none of us had tanked before and there was only one person with a lot of BL experience at any given time.

I'm surprised we got her down to 60k to be honest. xD
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Pan Twardowski
Eight and a half hours of wipes. I'd just finished another BL when my friend Meebo'd me with instance and asked me if I could tank. I said sure, but warned her we'd probably wipe. And oh, how we did.

It wasn't until after I learned that if you don't have Integrity you should use fleet method. gonk

The second time was yesterday and it was on a g-glitched server (so does it count? xD). Two wipes, the first because I didn't grab aggro well enough and the second because I accidentally moved into her aoe range. After that it went pretty smoothly, though.

I've heard Fleet method is like training wheels, and it is. Tanks used to do Lust without SR and being slept well before, integ is the same difference. Taking SR opened new doors for those tankers without integ. That should never be an excuse to make it harder on your crew.

That being said: I learned how to tank, without SR, and with the Tape Method. Like even when first form was tapeable. I was very proud of myself that day, though to be honest it had helped I had tons of BU experience and knew what to watch for and had had amazing tanks perform and to learn from. I tanked Lust before I event tanked YR too.


I feel like if fleet is considered training wheels then wouldn't SR also be considered training wheels? I think Turtle or Fortune's Favor is more training wheel-esque. (Though turtle can still be a life-saver depending on the crew)

Bringing fleet is just a less convenient way for people who don't have Integrity to do what others can do easier.
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