I’ve known for weeks now that Reversion and I won’t be raiding tonight. Unavoidable, and sadly not the last time it’ll happen, two weeks from now the same thing will happen. But life happens. Other than Repgrind I think every one of our raiders who has been with us since Cataclysm started has gone missing some week. And she’s got to go on vacation sometime right?
I didn’t think it would be too big a problem at first. I’d just find another tank and healer. We’ve got plenty of people who have told me they are willing to heal… but tanks, not so much. I don’t know what happened but we’re down to three regularly playing raid tanks right now in guild. For two raids. Reversion is both of our best geared bears and tanks both regular raids. There are several other people with tank sets, or tank alts, but not who play as tanks.
Well my backup plan was always “Make Rep tank”. Her DK Kalyon is a nice tank when we have to pull him out of storage, which we’ve already done a couple times when Log has been elsewhere. She even volunteered a friend of hers to heal in her place, so we were good.
Then Log announced he couldn’t make it this weekend either, thanks to Uncle Sam. Sigh. That meant both our regular tanks were out and I had to find someone. I started whispering around guild, asking “Say, is your dk a tank” and things like that. The reply was invariably, “No, but why don’t you ask [DKTank]?”
Only problem was I hadn’t seen the fabled tank online for weeks and when I asked Repgrind she said “Didn’t he transfer servers?” So that was a no go.
I was going to ask someone else, but didn’t manage to get online at the same time as him all week. Then Wednesday night while I’m doing something, I see him in Blackwing Descent. Well, crud.
Ado mentioned a friend who might tank, it sounded great. He asked, and the friend couldn’t help. Sigh. Meanwhile one of my raiders was whispering me that her sister wanted in as heals or dps this weekend if we had a slot. Argh! Not a tank! Don’t need dps or heals! Nobody else in raid has a tank!
Well… but… there IS someone who mentioned he could try tanking for us if we ever needed it. I whispered Ado and he agreed it sounded like a plan.
Um, Grom, I know you weren’t online last night when I was, but you do still have that tanking mace from Magmaw right?
I can’t wait to see how many bosses they get down tonight! Hope they’ll save me Chimaeron and Atramedes, I need pieces from both of them. Saturday night we should be back in time for raiding, tired as we may be, and I’ll get to hear how well this goes….