LOL Say good luck to all the dps class change to a tank spec just for the BoA and then fail at tanking >< good job blizzard.
Well then, my hunter and my shaman will be the best of friends now.
if you happened to read the initial blue post announcing this, you would notice the only reason they are doing this is to help pure dps players. by getting more tanks and healers to queue up for the randoms, it will lower queue times for DPS players. big waah that the DPS dont get a bag, they get 2-3x more random runs than they otherwise would, or save a lot of time off their queue timer. Im sure most players would rather have a 30+ minute shorter wait time than get a bag that contains random vendor junk or very slight chance for a mount that if they wanted they would have been farming for anyways.
I still think this is a bad idea that will make the random queues longer before it makes them shorter. Why would someone queue "for free" when they can wait for the call to arms and get free loot?Honestly the satchels should be given to players who were patient enough to sit in the queue for 30-45 minutes while waiting for groups to form.
Has anyone brought up the point that they also could be putting this in place as a preemptive move to possible problems from the change to daily heroic VP acquisition?If everyone wants to do all of their heroic 5mans back to back, that could put more of a demand on the LFG system at certain times and periods of the week. This could be away to create an influx of tanks to support that new dynamic. We don't know, but it could be reasonable to expect queue times to get worse from the move to the weekly heroic VP cap, rather than the daily heroic 5man cap as it stands currently.
I SO HAPPY! This was what CtA needed to be good :) I was meh about it before but now anyone who wants to help be a part of the solution to the dps queues can truly benefit (and benefit the toon they care about), even if their main or mainspec isn't tanky :D
This is a much better. But it still seems to me that pure dps toons, and people who have one main that they play will still be screwed. I have several friends that have pures and they spend all their playing time on just getting achieves and raiding with that one toon. Still seems like blizz is catering to one, but not helping all. I also think, like others have said, that there is going to be a ton of crap tanks and heals coming out of the woodwork and killing us all with their inexperience.
talking is silver, solution are gold.It is easy to complain, so people will always find fault in all things. I sincerly do believe this may help dps a lot to shorten the queue for dps. The bag is not really something uber amazing but it will still be nice to have as a bonus to take the effort to tank and heal in a dungeon. To have this bag for everyone in the grp will be a waste and just make queue be back to same as before, and heroics grp aren't really that horrible as people tend to think.As a tank I do loads of heroics, I often pug or have one guildie with me just. Rarely i do it full guild for rep points. All this people I met I can say by now around every 20th grp I get into some serious problem with the grp. So saying things are horrible in heroics are really an over statement, could you get loads of scrub tank or healer? Yes, it is possible. But they will be weeded out the longer time then this change are implanted. This change will make a lot of dps happy, this I am sure of.
YAY! My pally is now officially off the bench and back in rotation.