gear will dictate what he can and can't do. As for a MT spot it would be kinda stupid on your guilds part to switch tanks to someone who disappeared for 3months. He could maybe OT for a while if you have dps/trash tank spot in your raids
yeah he comes back today. We running ssc and will get him to pick up the adds and switch to kitty on boss. After a year of playing with these guys they become more good buddys than people online hence my question.
In my most recent guild we had a guy basically come out of nowhere, but used to raid MT with the GM pre-BC, and was basically our designated MT on most progression encounters. Even though I had better gear and knew tanking theory better than him, (he was one of those: "i don't need to read about tanking, i know it from experience" kind of guys), i still had to OT for him most of the time.
Old MT disappears for 3 months... and you want to put him back into the MT spot in crap gear?
No. Bad idea.
If he's been gone for 3 mos, what's to say he wont up and leave again? He should have to work his way up from OTing IMO. Also, druids make the best offtanks anyhow, so it's not like putting him in that role will hurt your progression.