So I join this Underbog with my mage and four of us are brand new.
One guy is dead.
He asks for a rez, we say "Okay, sure, where are you?"
"I need a rez."
"Okay. Where are you?"
"By first boss."
"There are a bunch of mobs between here and there. It'd be better if you ran back."
"Can you rez me?"
"No. You're the tank. You need to run back."
We all stare at that line. I immediately right-click his portrait and "Vote to Kick" but you can't kick the dead or maybe you can't kick before the 15 minute debuff is off but whatever the reason, voting wouldn't work.
So we're 4-manning the trash to get to the guy's body so that we can rez him and kick him.
I start to write "You're the TANK and won't run back. We're going to kick you either way, so do everyone a favor and just drop group."
Except I don't hit enter because (after maybe 10 minutes of ignoring us and demanding a rez) he's just run into the instance. With rez sickness. And can't hold aggro off the guy who's been temp tanking.
I keep hitting "Vote to Kick" until it takes. One of the other dps says "Oh thank God" as our obstinate tank disappears.
If the definition of a noob is someone who is ignorant and refuses to learn, this guy was a noob. A huge giant noob.
The only explanation I can imagine is that he thought he had to rez at the spirit healer to run back in, that to avoid rez sickness meant he had to get a rez from a healer, and that we could rez him from anywhere as long as we were in a group together. He wasn't even accurate about being at the first boss -- the instance was brand new.
And I don't think he knew what being a tank meant.
Last night, at a family Christmas party with the new Star Trek movie and some tasty cheese, my brother-in-law-in-law mentioned the X-Box Live player rating system. He said you can give people 1-5 stars but you have to answer questions about why you gave them those stars. Then those players are put in groups of folks with the same star rating. He also thinks (hopes?) Blizz will do the same with Battle.net.
In cases like The Tank That Wouldn't Rez, I desperately wish for a rating system. Same for the guy who was all sexist in my horde pug.
There are some people in the game you just want to punish for making your life worse.