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4-20-2011 @ 9:39AM
Fascinating conclusion to the articles, and an enjoyable read, too. 10/10 for using the word obstreperous!!I'm in a 10player raid guild and have 2 more-or-less equally geared toons (359+) which I presume fit into the "Raiding Professional" category Allison listed. That said I did disengage into the lava on Magmaw last week, so "professional" might be pushing it!! ;p Those 2 "never" use the random LFD tool. More to the point, the CTA system won't incentivise me to queue on my tank, either. Its just not worth it. I do, also, have a paladin I've been gearing and he does queue up, either as ret or holy depending on how I feel. The number of times I've seen obviously brand-new tanks enter a dungeon with the lines" I've never tanked this before" is hard to quantify. I say in /p chat something along the lines of "Don't worry, I've done this plenty of times as a tank, just shout if you want a hand" only to see the tank (invariably stamina-stackers) steam in to packs of mobs and try and AOE tank them all. Sadly, I can only see the CTA feature making this more and more common. I do miss the sense of community that existed before the LFD tool came into effect; but now that the player-base has gotten used to LFD I doubt it'll ever be removed nor even restricted to "server only" basis. I'm sad to say that I don't think CTA will help DPS'ers' wait times in the long term, and whilst there is no accountability for your actions we'll continue to see many, many, many awful pugs brought together via the LFD tool.
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