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4-20-2011 @ 10:53AM
billg Actually no they are not the same. Rewarding people the same means (from where I am comeing from) that you get X item for doing Y. Right now everyone gets X number of points for doing a random. However; someone who has a full set of gear better than what they can purchase with their points has less incentive run than someone for who all the gear is an upgrade. Perhaps saying that they view the points as more valuble than the well geared person. Another example could be a recipe. If X recipe has a chance to drop in Y instance, everyone has an equal chance to get it as a reward, but it certainly is going to be more attractive to someone who has the profession and can actually use, so they likely have much more incentive to grind for it than someone who just gets to vendor it. So with the tank shortage, I would look for ways to offer rewards to everyone, but for whatever reason are more desirable to a tank. The Satchel of Helpful goods might be a good way to help with this. Set it up that everyone gets the Satchel, it has a chance to drop various things for various classes including some rare purples. Then, make some/one of the purples very attractive to tanks. Everyone still gets the reward, and a melee DPS might still be able to use the purple as an upgrade, so the rewards are as equal as random can be. But with some luck and balance the Tanks will hopefully have more incentive to run the random as the drops are just much more useful to them. It does not have to be gear, it could maybe be a special new flask that you can only get from randoms. Everyone can get the item, for some it will be an ok item and get used, others will vendor it, but if it is good for tanks and that is the only source Tanks might be more inclined to run more often as it is more useful to them. Or to put it really shorter put things in random heroics that Tanks really want. Give everyone the same chance to get it so the reward is the same, but since Tanks actively want the item, with some luck they will run more often to get said item they want. Not everyone wants mounts. Every Tank that answers the CTA will get the same reward and chance for a mount, but how much of an incentive it is to run the CTA will very a fair amount form one tank to another. For some it will be a huge incentive, for some, not one at all. Same reward, different incentive. I hope that makes a little more sense.
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