Interesting thing, on Darkspear. Going down the list of alliance OS-3D Guilds on Darkspear, and their GMs...
1. Vox Radix - Protection Warrior, Night Elf
2. The Church - Hunter, Dwarf
3. Woe - Protection Warrior, Dwarf
4. LOKI - Protection Warrior, Dwarf
5. Four Point O - Protection Warrior, Dwarf
6. Ruin - Ret Paladin, Human
7. Conquest - Holy Priest, Dwarf
8. Steel Legion - Holy Priest, Night Elf
The hugely-scientific conclusion: Guild Leader personalities are drawn towards Dwarven Awesomeness.
Really, though. Half the GMs were protection warriors, and that's what really got me thinking. Many people, mostly tanks, will say that tanks gravitate towards leadership type positions. Ending up as GMs is probably a kickback to when warriors were the only tank, MTs were necessary, GMs high attendance / trustworthiness made them good candidates for MT, ect.
What I don't understand, are the healer GMs. Not that I have anything against them - but I couldn't imagine taking away thought cycles from healing / watching health bars to make important decisions. When I'm tanking, if the mob is positioned, I can let my brain attend to other pressing thoughts - my fingers may revert to 3-4-5-5 (SS, Rev, Dev, Dev) and cause me to miss things like Sword & Board procs - but its pretty safe to do on most content. Healing, though - you miss a beat, and someone can die. I suppose DPS GMs don't have quite this issue, but they too have DPS meters breathing down on them if they are using suboptimal routinees in order to keep mentally available and aware.
Now, I assume that there may be someone else making calls on the fly, and non-GM tank types may still be the ones leading raids...
... but it makes me wonder how other guild's raids go. I really wish I could listen in on more guilds raid, more often - particularly where they have a non-tank GM or Raid Leader. Any volunteers?
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