Blizzard announced that Patch 4.1 will include a “Call to Arms” to encourage tanks and healers to join pug heroics dungeons. If you’re not a tank you can wait for 30 minutes for a heroic in the “looking for party” dungeon finder, which is a pain in the backside if your guild tanks are all busy, and the pug tanks all disenchanted their braincells at level 20. (Source http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2568337 ) Adding a satchel to the dungeon rewards is meant to encourage healers and tanks to join the call to arms in the dungeon finder.
My main is a feral druid, I queue 80% of the time as dps kitty. The 20% of the time I queue as a bear/tank is either due to misplaced hope or insobrietry. Big Bear Butt writes: “Is that the best they could come up with for a bribe? … I, personally, love tanking above all other group roles available in the game, and yet, I do not queue for randoms as a tank. Why? Because of the attitudes I encounter when I’ve tried. The behavior. The abuse.” I agree with him. Blizzard gave people dual spec which enabled some classes to keep a healer or tank spec in their second slot. That didn’t work at persuading us to tank, either.
Putting aside my concerns as a potential tank for a moment, let’s look at the bribe of “Satchel of Exotic Mysteries” which Blizzard offer. Maybe this will cheer me up as a gold-maker, instead?
Possible items included in Satchel of Exotic Mysteries
1. “some gold” Ok, I like gold, but how much is “some gold”, is it worth me tearing my hair out?
2. “a chance at a rare gem” Only a chance? Only a rare gem? That’s not worth much. You’d have to be desperate.
3. “a chance at a flask/potion” Again: Only a chance? You’d have to be desperate.
4. “a good chance of receiving a non-combat pet (including cross faction pets)” This is BAD news for gold-makers who sell these limited supply pets to collectors. It’s also useless for pet collectors, who generally already have these. Fail.
5. “a very rare chance at receiving a mount (those specifically only available through dungeons , like the Reins of the Raven Lord from Sethekk Halls, Swift White Hawkstrider from Magister’s Terrace, and Deathcharger’s Reins from Stratholme.” A very rare chance? Big whoop. I’d prefer a very rare chance at getting these mounts by soloing the instances, without having to put up over-agroing dps, and healers who refuse to use their mana. these are not sellable or tradable, it doesn’t affect us as a gold-maker. Fail.
All in all, what a waste of time. Thanks a bunch, Blizz.
The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 100s, 9 years expertise in making gold, 10 garrisons, 16k achievements, 1505 days played, and over 18m gold earned. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing World of Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling snatch lists, and farming gold making.