Wulfa's account is up. Unfortunately I hosed her first really well done account so she had to write another(also well done but with different content).
Last night was really fun. It was crazy how much a difference two levels made. At level 11 we wiped twice and everything was dreadfully dangerious. At level 13 we easily handled 6-8 elites at a time and only once came close to dying when our druid tank couldn't remember how to get back into bear form for the first half of a fight.
I really wish I could write here about what/how Abuto/Wulfa/Elips did. But I honestly only remember that mobs would -justdie-. I was franticly trying to hold agro on 4-5 mobs and stay within range of Raaksi's totems. Party chat flew by and my world was a frenzy of shouting between myself(in the study) and Raaksi(in the living room).
"Why can't you stay within range of the totem!?"
"GET BACK TO THE TOTEM"
"NOOOO DON"T RUN OFF LIKE THAT"
"Dood I have to get close to the enemy casters!"
"LOW HPS LOW HPS"
"WHY CAN"T I GET BACK INTO BEAR FORM"
"WARNING TAKING MORE DAMAGE NOW"
I've always known that tanks were a 'little bit' busy with stuff... but wow... if you get past two mobs all of a sudden you don't even SEE the rest of your party... you are swapping and growling and biting(or whatever my ability is called). My dps did a good job of not grabbing agro. My healers did too usually. Growl has an absurdly short range that I slowly realized(I thought for a long time that it was broken or needing rage or something).
Oh one thing I did notice: Abuto can when she wants to dump a TON of agro causing damage on a mob. They'd spin to hit her... I'd hopefully growl them back... life was great.
I am still learning a ton. Last night I wanted to keep a big sign over my head that said "sorry about that bad pull/growl/agro/add". But bear tank is -wow- fun. And my crew is great.
Oh and another thing... I laughed so hard:
[Deadrabbit signs in]