Something just dawned on me about 5-mans pugs.
For this discussion afk can mean a true "away from the keyboard", something else distracting you (like a guild discussion) or even just zoning out (not of the instance but your mind) for a second.
So...what happens when a healer goes afk? The group can be more cautious about pulls, even incorporating the lost art of cc and keep going until they get to a point where the healer is necessary.
And what happens when a dps goes afk? Depending on the rest of the dps, the group can possibly keep going and clear the whole place, perhaps at a slower pace. You may not even notice until someone posts recount.
But what happens when a tank goes afk? Unless there is someone else there that can assume the tank role (boomkin can probably take a few hits, rogue can evasion tank a few) you're dead in the water.
And maybe that's what makes "gogogo" so frustrating. As a tank you are not afforded the time to respond to a whisper, get up to let your dog out or simply have a brain fart.
If you aren't 100% there, someone starts poking and prodding you with the "go" stick.
It's annoying and you wouldn't treat healers and dps that way.
There is an easter egg in my April tankrewards
15 hours ago