Thank you people who Mark Kills
Last night a guildie (holy Pally) needed DPS in reg SV. I need the rep for the head enchant so I say I'll go (also had a quest that I forgot about until I completed it). I've done Kara with him and he did well there so I was not worried about grouping. Our first attempt at SV was him, myself (rogue), Prot Warrior, Hunter and Mage. Guildie who was leader asked if the tank wanted to mark. He said no so I was asked to mark. I'd never marked before but though if we take this slow we should be fine... I'd done SV 1 1/2 times before this so I was still shaky on pulls but though hey, we can do this:
Was I wrong!
The tank did not listen to the mark kills (skull, X, Circle (sap), Square (trap), Moon (sheep)) and would pull before marks were given or could done (hello... can't sap in combat!). He'd laugh it off when we wiped and just say "my bad" or "I thought we were ready", so after the Guildie and I die for the 4th time (and our 2nd wipe) he tells me he's re-forming the group because he has a new tank. We both feel bad about disbanding but he let's the party know he's reforming and we all drop group.
Attempt two we had no wipes at all!!! Second group was Pally Tank, Pally Healer, The same mage from the first group, myself and a Warlock(who was only 69 and held her own VERY well). The Tank said she'd mark and we did great!
Now I know most of my bad marking experience was bad-group make up, but I have a new respect for people who get marks up quickly.
So Thank you Markers!