This pisses me off to no end. I'm sorry but you're not being mean, your being an asshole whose asking for a vote kick. It's insulting to see, can throw off a tank and simply invites mistakes and slowdowns; all because your ego is too big to consider there are other Real players on the other end of those toons who may not have the luxuary of being as 'skilled' 'geared' or 'experienced' as you are.I found the best way to make the tank move faster is to start pulling. (Holy fire ftw).
I feel your pain at slow pulls, but if tanking has taught me anything its Patience. I'm so overgeared for HC's its not even funny anymore and I see people screaming for me to pull more and more; but I always keep it within how much I percieve to be realistic for me not to end up running a loss of gold from the instance rather than a profit.
My blood's beginning to boil at the idea of players who run in fron of me and do the pulling. It messes with my rhythm and leaves me frustrated at the fact I can't gather my thoughts and run things right and smooth when theirs DPS and Healers throwing issues and problems my way left right and centre. I'm the Tank, I set the pace and I like to think I run pretty quick and clean heroics on my own schedule anyway. If your in such a hurry leave or go with others who run your speed.
I fully agree with you here. I may have a long name, but I respond better to it or a short version of rather than 'Tank' or 'Warr'. It annoys the crap out of me when DPS see me as some kind of lackey that is simply there for them to have fun. I'm actually a rare commodity that puts up with more BS from other players than they will ever have to. A little respect goes a long long way with me, as afterall - DPS need me more than I need them. In a way I think its why I despise DPS classes, because at the end of the day 8/10 of them don't know jack other than to cram Pop Tarts in their mouths and spam 1 2 Q.What really annoys me are the people that refer to me as "Tank", or "Warrior", knowing full well I have a name. And then demanding that I do something...
With regards to being a control freak: Tanking works in 4 ways IMO.
1. Its done slow and steady (Slow for overgeared) - The cautious noob
2. Its done fast and sloppy. (Pace is faster, maybe one or 2 odd deaths) - The average
pug when im not tanking
3. It's shit-shaped because all the dps are unloading (Pace is slower because half the party is dead constantly) - The ever growing over-ego'd dps
4. It's done correctly - My way when tanking.
Pick which one you want, cause I know what I'd take anyday.