I spent some time this weekend levelling my disc priest with my wife's fire mage doing Northrend Dungeons. For the most part, it was enjoyable.
Hype is happy.
We got into a Gundrak run with a level 78 DK tank. At the time, I was 77 and rocking some fairly respectable gear. Healing was not an issue, nor was mana management. I had loads of mana to fling around haphazardly, and the health bars remained full.
Hype is healing.
After the first boss, the tank moves on to the next room with vigor. I noticed he hadn't clicked the clicky-wheel alter to release the first lock on the final boss. So I run up and click.
Hype is helpful.
In the few seconds between me clicking the clicky-wheel and me getting to the next room, the tank has splattered to a single trash pack. "L2HEAL" was the first thing he said upon death.
Hype is annoyed.
"I was in the other room hitting the alter behind the first boss since you missed it." I said. "WTF Heals, you're supposed to heal me!" and other such sounds came as a reply.
Hype is uncertain.
I inspect the guy. PvP Gear. PvP Gear EVERYWHERE. Level 70 Brutal Gladiator PvP Gear. No wonder the guy's splashy (beyond squishy). Resilience does nothing, I repeat, NOTHING in PvE anymore. It only reduces damage from players and player-controlled pets. It has ZERO effect when a trash pack is beating your face in with sticks.
Hype is furious.
I inform him (politely, of course, as I am known to do. >.>) that his PvP gear is the source of his problem, primarily because of the lack of effectiveness of resilience in PvE content. More "L2Heal"s and such. References to a menstrual cycle. Etc. The fact that I'm a male notwithstanding, a healer calling out a tank for horrifying gear choices does not equal PMS.
Hype is vengeful.
I healed the rest of the party with zeal. I left the tank to fend for himself. He died a few times, but I made sure to allow it only when it would not cause a wipe.
Hype is precise.
At the end of the dungeon, he died a good three or four times, earning himself a hefty repair bill (PvP gear costs a bloody fortune to fix) and a rare spot on my ignore list.
All this, however, came at a price. My wife was displeased. As well she should have been. I acted like a buffoon. I sunk to his level. I let the bads get to me. I fed the trolls. I shouldn't have done that. We didn't do any dungeons for the rest of the night.
To my wife, sorry I wrecked the dungeon fun with my vengeful streak. You know how I get when facing down the legions of stupid fools. The hammer comes crashing down every time.
Having said all that, Blizzard needs to figure out a way to make sure that PvP gear doesn't pass muster for queueing up in random dungeons. I've heard all the excuses, and I care not for a one of them.
"Tank gear is so hard to come by at lower levels!" Please. Quest givers can't wait to throw tank gear at players. Go do eight quests in Borean Tundra, you'll have some tank gear. Go do eight more, you're practically decked out in quest blues and greens and ready for a dungeon. It's not that difficult.
"PvP gear reduces incoming damage!" NO IT DOES FREAKIN' NOT. End of story.
"You don't need REAL tanks at these levels." It's Northrend. It's not Wailing Caverns. Yes you do need a real tank.
If I could work one change into WoW, it would be the removal of PvP gear in PvE content. It's even more annoying when I see a DPS in full 85 blue PvP gear in order to game the ilvl requirements and get straight into Twilight Heroics. Again, Resilience is a completely wasted stat in PvE content.
Hype is rambling.
Take care. Tank in actual tank gear. Thank you.