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Tanks are never very good in FFXIV. For the most part they try, and I can see them trying, but the majority always get either too far from the me (the healer) no matter how fast I run, they agro EVERYTHING and die, or they agro NOTHING and everyone else dies. I watch my DPS bunnies get popped because no matter how much health I throw at them, the tank just cant agro anything. It really is, however, the sheer lack of skill in FFXIV players that makes tanking grievous for those o-so-wanna-be "heroes" who need to just do their damned job. BUT like any good healer I tried my hand at tanking also, if only to understand what problems THEY faced that I might not have known about.
When I tried tanking, we did fine, until either the DPS agro'd past me or the healer just flat out stopped healing. I watched the struggle as the imbalanced hate-pull system continued to fail. After using "flash" two dozen times on a single pack of mobs I thought maybe I was doing something wrong. So I tried it with other players. It worked fine. No downside in that dungeon. So I tried many more times. The only correlation with the FAILED dungeons were over powered DPS players running around way too much acting like they were just grinding mobs.
So then I started to look at the various job types that those same players had. Nearly all of the OP DPS players had the tank classes maxed out. So there it was, the clear explanation, these dungeon breaking DPS players were so used to either grinding or doing all the tanking themselves, they simply didn't know how to play a dungeon as anything other than a tank. The lack of skill, lack of attention, and lack of acceptance of their new role had, in fact, destroyed their ability to play in a team.
These are the same players that talk smack during dungeons, agro everyone in the game field, and then offer nothing but childish nonsense when spoken to. These players are not going away, these players are never going to lack the money to buy all of the new things, and most of them are actually below the contractually obliged age limit introduced in the EULA.
But we should really just blame Canada.
We are all in agreement right?
P.S. Stop assuming we're not game designers. It is very hurtful and VERY patronizing.