Blizzard announced something that truly made me ask, what the hell are you thinking? In case you haven’t heard, 4.1 is presenting a new system that will offer bonuses if you queue for a small represented role (read: tanks).
Now, this sounds great on the surface. Bonuses for tanks and healers and shorter queue times for DPS. However, while they get shorter queue times, the pure DPS classes get screwed over. Let me make this very clear. If you are a pure DPS class (hunters, warlocks, mages, rogues), you will never have a chance at these rewards. NEVER. There will never be a day when there is an overflowing of tanks and healers enough to make it where you will get the Call to Arms. Now, yes, you do get faster queue times which should mean more instance runs in, however, that will only help you for the first 7 dungeons of the week. After that, there is no pont for DPS.
The other group that gets screwed in this is guilds. A lot of guilds are approaching the level 23 rank right now. As I mentioned on Monday, the quickest way to level up a guild is guild heroics. This new system completely takes away the incentive to run guild heroics. Thankfully, the perks are still there, but after you hit 25, what is left? Nothing. If I’m not getting guild incentives, what is the point of going with a guild group, especially considering that I have to solo queue for a chance for a mount or gems or anything else.
Hybrid classes are loving the changes. As a resto/balance druid who has a good set of tank gear in his bank, I’m loving this new system. When 4.2 hits and all the old gear becomes Justice Points gear, you bet I’m gonna try to catch up on gear if I’m needed in emergency for a raid. And I have chances for extra gold or a rare mount in the process? Yes, please.
So, is it possible to fix this? In my opinion, yes. One, it should change every four hours and just make it random, not based on what is needed. That way, at least the pure DPS have a chance to get the rewards. Second, if a guild, not just a group, are queued for the random role for the next 4 hours, the people filling that role still have a chance to get the goods. Yes, this means that 1 of only 5 people may get the chance for a mount, but that person is not sacrificing the chance at least to run with the guild.