Not something you typically hear in game...ever. However, the last two nights, I have been wishing I held on to some of my 'less than optimal' gear.
The last couple of nights my husband and I have been helping some of our guildies run alts through Shadow Labs to get gear and rep. No biggie. After months of Heroics, Kara, and a few Gruuls attempts, normal Shadow Labs will be like a walk in the park! Well, really, it was, but I seemed to be in a constant state of ragelessness!!! (Yes, that's a word! ;p)
Having good gear and high dodge is a must for Heroics and raids. However, going to a regular instance, it can leave you wanting, well, for rage. After clearing half of the first room in my bear gear, I decided to switch and tank in my kitty gear, but, alas, my dodge was still too high. I was seeing 4-5 dodges and misses between each hit the mob(s) landed.
At this point, I realized I needed to get creative. I began using Enrage liberally, but, well, as my hubby was mowing through things so quickly, my cooldown would not be up by the next pull. I'd also Moonfire one target, switch forms, Feral Faerie Fire a second, and Mangle a third, and then pray for enough rage to Swipe, but my darling husband was still able to pull mobs off me. Not that him taking hits from them was a big deal...he's geared well too and could even 'Rogue tank' them. But! It's my job to tank and, damn it, I wanna do my job well.
Mean while, the healer is looking awfully bored...he's the guild's main tank anyway, what's he thinking raising up a Priest...that's sacrilege...anyway, he's bored and tanking in my healing gear is sounding better and better...so, at this point, I begin mixing and matching my bear and cat gear and get my dodge down to 26%. I now only see 3-4 dodges and misses between hits, but I'm still in a rage shortage.
Of course, it doesn't dawn on me to roll need on some of the green leather gear that was dropping prolifically the first night until we go in the second night...and then only green mail items drop.
All in all, we made it through 3 runs over the two nights without any problems. I was able to keep the mobs from beating on the squishies too much...and, well, if they beat on my hubby I'm sure he deserved it for one reason or another. ;p