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Blizzard issues Call to Arms clarification

After some good, some bad, and mostly loud reaction to the announcement that a Call to Arms feature was being added to the dungeon finder, Blizzard has issued a clarification on some issues that players were having with the system. Most importantly, DPS players felt that rewards from the new bags would only be able to be gained by tanks and healers. Thankfully, these bags will be bind on account. Also, Blizzard clarified the nature of the mount and pet drop percentages, as well as the types of flasks players could expect from what's now dubbed the Satchels of Exotic Mysteries.

Takralus -- Dungeon Finder Call to Arms
We've been following discussions and reading feedback on the Dungeon Finder Call to Arms feature, and appreciate everyone's opinions on the topic. We wanted to share a few items though that supplement the recent announcement:

The additional reward for completing the Dungeon Finder Call to Arms (called the Satchel of Exotic Mysteries) will be Bind on Account; able to be freely sent to other characters on your account once you receive it.

An error existed in the announcement regarding flasks and potions being picked based on your spec. This is not the case. If someone earns a Satchel of Exotic Mysteries, and if it rolls the random chance to provide a potion or flask, it will be a randomly selected. This helps ensure a broad array of available flasks and potions for all characters.

We also wanted to clarify, mounts that have a possibility to be found in a Satchel of Exotic Mysteries are found with the same rarity as if you had slain the dungeon boss that normally drops them.


The aim of the Call to Arms system is to get more tanks and healers into the dungeon finder as to facilitate faster groups. Since tanking and healing have become less forgiving in Cataclysm heroics, many players shy away from the added responsibility and pressure of performing in these roles. The result has been 30- to 60-minute DPS queues. Now, with incentives like the Satchel of Exotic Mysteries, hopefully tanks and healers will come back to the fold.

By making the rewards bind on account, players can reap rewards with an alt tank or healer from their DPS main without worrying about losing out on rewards. Hopefully this system will spur people into action to bring out those alt tanks and healers and get them running in heroics through these new incentives.

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