Yes, Virginia, mage tanks do exist. While I wouldn't call them a common occurrence, this PUG member was thrilled to find himself becoming a mage tank in this instance run:
My name is Kardas, from Emerald Dream, and I'm a mage. On Tuesday, July the 12, I was running a regular Vortex Pinacle with a friend when the tank and the only other plate wearer (My friend the DK, who happened to have atank spec) dc'd. This left a Restoration Shaman named Blowmytotem of Stormreaver, and a Moonkin named Guudru from Twisting Nether, and me, directly at the begining on the instance. I a bit better geared for the instance so we said, 'What the heck, let's try mage tanking the thing'. They we're great about everything, even everytime I screwed up and got the Moonkin killed. It took about 3 hours, but we finished it, including Al'akir. They are now some of my favorite people on WoW, for everything they've done.
They deserve to get recognized for this, so I figured I'd drop a line and see if I could get this up. It would be really appreciated!
Random Acts of Uberness
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Streetglory My level 64 troll Shaman was goofing around waiting for some group members to finish up the attunement to Molten Core. As I ran up the stairs near the Prince, I was startled to see a huge drake with an 85 human warrior atop him. Being on a PvP server, I immediately said "Oh crap!" in Vent, and prepared to die. Not only did Streetglory of Soldiers of Lordaeron not immediately bash my face in, but he threw down his "Spectral Sandbox tiger toy" and let me have a ride. I was thrilled! I've never seen one in-game before, and had a ton of fun goofing around for a few minutes with him. Thanks Streetglory! You really made this troll's night :) -- Kirna
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Beer themed You have to love a guild that works with a beer theme. Like your favorite ice-cold beer, Unfiltered is relaxed, refreshing and doesn't take itself too seriously. We're a Horde guild on Hellscream and consider ourselves "casually serious" -- we want to clear content but aren't hard-core about it. It's a game, and we want to have fun! Come as you are; we'll help you level, gear up and get up to speed so we can all go kick some Alliance tail. Bring your favorite movie quotes (Monty Python and Happy Gilmore are especially welcome) and come hang out with Unfiltered. Check us out at http://unfilteredguild.enjin.com.
Death rebels yell I feel like we've seen these guys before. Deaths Rebels is a friendly casual Horde guild on Arathor with focus on helping one another and having fun in game. We hope to raid in the near future and are always looking for more recruits to have fun and run with. If you are interested and want to just hang out enjoy gaming,running classic dungeons/raids heroic guild runs and those type activities then give any member you see a shout ,they will point you to an officer if they aren't one. http://deathsrebels.guildportal.com/Guild.aspx?GuildID=355627&TabID=2977514
Euphoria is awesome These sound like some fun folks. We are Euphoric Madness, a horde raiding guild on US-Turalyon. We were a top 10 guild on US- Argent Dawn last year, but moved to a server with a higher raiding population. We're a fun loving guild with a great core that gets along very well and is never without something fun to do. My characters name is Syraanix, and I am an officer, raid leader and main tank for one of the raid groups. We were 12/12 in Tier 11 and are currently 3/7 in T12. My goal is to build this guilds reputation up as well as crack the top 10 server rankings here as well.
Open enrollment Esoterica University open enrollment is here! Esoterica is a Horde university on the lovely campus of Steamwheedle Cartel-US. Our open curriculum allows the student to participate as much or as little as they want to and devise a path of development that fits their needs! Our focus is Undergrad and Graduate Retro Raiding, but we also offer a wide variety of classes in Heroics, PVP and RP. Enrollment is open to any full time or part time students who are looking for a new university to call home! So feel free to pick up a brochure at our website and apply today! We hope to see you at ESO SOON! Eso is a Mature Retro Raiding Guild on SWC. We are looking for laid back players to join our guild for fun and shenanigans. All applicants must like Canadians, Cake and Goblin Machetes. Apply on our website, www.esotericaguild.wowstead.com, LFGuild or contact Reiyel or Handredor in game.
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