One of my guild’s main tanks is on a bit of a sabbatical as his school semester has started. For us to run ICC, then, we needed to bring in another tank. We have two top tanks, and after that our next level of geared tanks are all alts of core raiders. Last night in ICC it was my turn to set aside my main and take on tanking duties as a prot pally.
We got through the first four bosses pretty handily. Other than a few hiccups on Lady Deathwhisper, the run went very smoothly. We even one-shot Saurfang, despite it being the first time seeing the fight for a few of the players in the raid. We managed to earn the I’ve Gone and Made a Mess achievement for those who didn’t already have it.
On the plus side, this was a good week for me on my paladin. Most of my tanking experience before this was in heroics. In the past week I have tanked 25-man Ignis for the weekly raid, and 10-man ICC (through Saurfang) twice. I got Titanguard from FL25, received the first rep ring from Ashen Verdict and now have enough Emblems of Frost to buy the tanking trinket.
But there was loot torture aplenty in our ICC run. Since I wasn’t on my rogue, I had to stare in horror at this debacle…
First, Marrowgar drops the Shawl of Nerubian Silk. I have coveted that on my rogue. It went to a hunter. That was like a stab in the heart.
Next, Deathwhisper drops the Chestguard of the Frigid Noose. There was no leather wearing dps in the raid, so it also went to the hunter. Rip my lungs out, why don’t you?
Finally, Saurfang dropped the Scourge Stranglers. I don’t even remember who got those – either the hunter again, or the druid tank. At that point everything was all hazy through the tears in my eyes.
So the thrill of successfully tanking ICC was blunted by the disappointment of seeing all MY gear go to other players. As if its not bad enough seeing hunters pass me on the damage meters, now they are taking my leather gear! Loot rage !!!! lol