Blizz still doesn’t get why people don’t want to queue as that role
Usually, I’m not one who wants to jump on the beat the dead horse bandwagon to post on “hot” topics around the WoW player community. And it’s usually because I dont have a strong opinion on the controversy or because I am in agreement with the Blizzard stance.
This is one issue that I feel they could come up with a simple solution to a major source of complaint for a lot of players. I’m talking about these two blue-post responded threads on the official forums.
Right now I am interpreting the official stance to mean that they have no plans to enforce a Main-spec before Off-spec loot priority system for the random dungeon finder. And in my opinion, that’s a huge mistake!
Blizzard wants to encourage casuals to raid.
They are severly nerfing the current tier (tier 11) when 4.2 is released. They hope to make it easy enough for very-casual groups/ pugs to be able to experience the content and to give them something to do besides new dailies and questlines.
The MS>OS loot priority is already part of community enforced culture. Most guilds would have a hard time running raids if this wasn’t the general rule. Extending that rule into dungeons only makes sense as a way of teaching and cultivating that culture. Your role determines your loot priority.
Blizzard wants tanks and healers to queue for dungeon finder.
Blizzard gave us the Call To Arms to encourage more players to queue in the high-demand roles for dungeons. When you actually want to dedicate yourself to that role and get geared to move into the more difficult troll dungeons and pug raids, there is nothing more unmotivating than having Deahtgrippz and Icelancerlol take your spirit and avoidance gear. When that happens enough times, not even a goodie-bag can offer enough motivation to queue-up.
“They keep taking my gear so I’m gonna take theirs“
Especially after CTA satchel was implemented getting many DPS plate-wearers to check the Tank role box, a new culture in the community is forming in the absence of a MS>OS priority. I call it Herod’s Law. (Taken from the mexican book and movie called La Ley de Herodes.) In the movie the only the law of the land is explained to be: o te chingas o te jodes – translation: Either you fuck yourself or you get screwed.
Herod’s Law grows into a screw them before they can screw you attitude. This can happen when people have been wronged many times before and now they are preemptively wronging others so that they can avoid feeling like the victim again. Anonymity among people from other servers helps, too!
Just as I wouldn’t want to experience this in society (why I don’t live in a failed-state), I don’t want this in my game.
Alacran (resto / ele shaman 85)
and my plate-wearing, dual-specced alts
Reddfoxx (fury/prot warrior 85)
Reddfox (blood/ frost dk 85)
Reddphoxx (prot/ holy paladin 84)