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4-20-2011 @ 4:42PM
As a main toon, main spec prot warrior tank that runs a raiding guild and primarily gets enjoyment from raiding cata content...Once 4.1 hits, and heroics no longer become a daily chore, my weekly WoW schedule will look a lot like this: Knock out a BH run on Tuesday night to collect 70 VP (and possible get some gear), then knock out 7 random Cata heroic runs as quickly and efficiently as possible (translation: blaze through with my raiding buddies), upgrade my gear if I can, and then feel good knowing that not only I -- but at least half of my raid team -- maxed out our VP, within say, the first 48 hours of the WoW week. Now I can run my guild and raid w/o worrying about a random heroic for the rest of the week.Also, it seems to me that two dedicated tanks could (and should) be able to maximize the VP earned by an entire 10 man raiding team each and every week -- without ever needing to pug.Now, if two guild tanks can say, "hey gang, we'll make sure the team maxes out our VP potential from heroics early each week", it's not too much to ask for the rest of the guild to cover farming for flasks, which are the only other meaningful reward from this proposed solution -- not to mention the guild cauldron perk.The change from a daily heroic to "first 7 heroics in a week" should remove the "raiding professionals" from the random dungeon queue entirely. Maybe cash strapped tanks will play a RNG game for flasks and/or money, but I'd imagine that's a short term solution to a short term problem at best.My point being - unless I'm missing something here, I don't think the quality of heroic RDF groups *at the cata level* will improve. But, I can see this increasing the number of total tanks given enough time, as well as helping the more painful queue times of older content as these new tanks level up. But for cata level content, I think an entirely different change removes quality tanks the pool, which will increase frustration, which will ultimately decrease enjoyment and increase queue times -- not decrease queue times.
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