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How do i improve my tanking?

Heroes /r/heroesofthestorm /u/NOT-Bolvar-Fordragon 22 comments

TL:DR : Is it my tanking that's the problem? or is it the team being slow

playing a lot of stormleague lately and in most drafts I'm being essentially forced to tank and i bloody suck at it, even when i mention that i get flamed "why pick tank" "UHH BAD TANK" like come on i said in draft i prefer healing but you locked Genji and Ana before i even saw the draw

SO what do i do to improve? i like to engage stuff, to most players I'm "over extending" but in my eyes if i can force the enemy together/away then I'm doing my job as a tank and this is the reason i love Diablo and Johanna because i can just slam my face into the enemy and Joh is especially good at that IMO

As i see it tanking in HoTs is less about taking damage and more annoying the enemy enough to change targets or move into my teams damage but all this is null and void if i die not being healed or not being able to mitigate, or simply the enemy just teleport in wipe the backline and suddenly I'm "over extending" because Johanna can't just hop 30 meters (or Blues dont engage at all and just sit there jerking off in a bush while the enemy is sitting there)

heres an idea what i mean:

Be me Body blocking skill shots so we can capture the tribute,Shocker,it works and the reds engage us hard with their Ilidan flying around like a moth to flame amongst our DPS while I'm keeping their stitches busy and holding their healer hostage my team manage to swat the moth and move to me and kill the rest with their Jaina being a late entry. so we got 4/5 down, at this point we hit lvl10 to their 9 so i hearth back and start collecting camps while the enemy respawn. after 2 camps i start being spammed and flamed at for "being a noob" and to quote "Fucking useless russian shit" (I'm not Russian. i am a shite though) but why is that a bad call? they were all dead, they didn't have the de-buff there was no team fight happening and we had the level lead so surely a camp is better than just slapping a tower?

SOOOO What am i doing wrong here Reddit? (clearly i am as this is most games i play tonk)

*this became a /rant fast*

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