The Call to Arms thing is under lots of discussion in the blogosphere. It’s THE topic to discuss.
Bribing me to tank randoms for randoms as a solo queue for mounts/pets/gems/gold/flasks? No thanks.
My main [the death knight tank] has all the mounts and pets she can get. She can cut her own gems and I have alts to farm raw materials. She has the gold to buy what she needs and I have a flask maker of my own as well as several guildies who’ve given me a hand.
My alts? Well…
the pally that was prot/ret went holy.
the feral kitty/bear doesn’t use her bear spec anymore
the prot/fury warrior is now fury only… I paid the money to drop the tanking spec and leave it blank.
I might throw a tanking spec on my second dk… maybe. But I won’t be queueing for random heroics with her – normals at best as a tank and I’m not really enticed to do that.
No Blizz, this isn’t enough to get me into LFD tanking randoms for morons who sit there and sling abuse at me.
If tanking were an easier job I might throw some tanking specs back on my toons and queue. Fighting the people AND twitch gaming in the instances is too much to ask. If I queue on my main solo – it’ll be as a dps – even given these perks. I’d rather wait the 30-40 minutes than deal with the abuse of pugs. Well, personally, I’d rather just run with guildies and short-circuit the whole LFD thing.
From queuing on my hunter in heroics it seems the expectation for tanks is to now be chain pulling groups without CC – even in heroics. If the tank or healer can’t handle that – abuse is thrown their way.
Blizz, you’ll get a small upswing in the number of tanks queuing for heroics… but you’re addressing the symptom – not the problem. In a month or two, we’ll be right back here where we are now – presuming this upcoming patch drops sometime in the next couple months.
But yeah, I’m declining this bribe. Here’s hoping you can hook some actual tanks and not more dps tanks.