Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I have your Tank shortage right here.....

/grabs junk.

I have a very easy solution to all of the problems with tank and healer shortages for 5 mans. Make emblems BoA. That simple. I would probably just tank non-stop to farm my emblems. Perhaps I would change it up once in a while, but I would mainly do it on Darraxus.

I love tanking. It is much more fun when there is actually some kind of payoff.....such as being able to gear your alts without them having to scrub it up. People would play their mains more, which means more competent and better geared toons in out Random LFG.

I am in you instances, getting all of you emblems. Please lets me send then where I would like. Seriously. I would send all of the frost to my Warrior. I would send the Triumph to my alts.....WIN WIN.

5 mans are one of my favorite parts of the game.....however, I generally don't care to run them unless there is some kind of incentive for it.

Sincerely yours,

A Tank who would always tank if you made it worth my while.

8 comments:

Vordan said...

Thats why I never really go ret when I do randoms. Wait times are ridiculous, I waited two hours on my warlock and gave up, why you think I havent played it. You have a lot of people wanting to WTF FACESMASH, and not enough that want to do the more difficult work that requirers a thought process. I would love for the emblems to be BoA, Id know what to do with my emblems on Vordan then since im running out of stuff to buy with them.

Forreststump said...

Personally, I would love to see BoA emblems. The only drawback I possibly see: players use their OP (and more familiar) mains to gather badges to gear up unfamiliar alts, rather than use the badge-gathering as a means to further refine their play style for THAT class.

Of course, one could also argue that if you don't know your class by level 80, you're probably never going to learn.

/shrug

Will said...

This is THE perfect idea. /salute

Dark/Soth said...

I used to tank a lot of randoms, because it was fun, and I enjoyed it. Then, the nostalgia wore off, the good players only do it once per day for the frost emblems, and what's left is a bunch of shitty dps who want to be carried. Wanna know why there is a tank and healer shortage? That's why.

Askevar said...

100% agree. I enjoy tanking 5 mans on my pally more than my dk, and I rather enjoy healing on my disc priest and I'd much rather do that than run my flurry of dps toons through. Make badges BoA, and you won't have a dearth of tanks and healers.

Dread said...

"Tank shortage" pisses me off. There's plenty of tanks, most of them just don't want to run your alts through heroics. I still do groups now to make money, but I can't stand running a noob alt after I spent hours on end between naxx raids last winter farming these places for badges and ilevel 200 gear. It's not a tank shortage, it's a shortage of willing tanks.

Darraxus said...

@ Dread: WHich is basically what I said. Tanks would be more willing to tank if there was more reason to do it other than just doing it.

Robert Lejeune said...

I can't agree more, I always tank one random each day to get those two frosts. Then I switch to my rogue and try to grab some Triumph to gear him up a bit.