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5-01-2011 @ 12:06PM
Has anyone even seen "Call to Arms: DPS" yet?I haven't even seen "Healer" but I thought I'd check.
5-01-2011 @ 12:10PM
No, no DPS. However, I received a goody bag as a healer already. It didn't have anything good in it but yeah, it's happened.
5-01-2011 @ 12:13PM
The only times I've seen healer called up was for tier 1 heroics, and tank wasn't, so I'm going to guess that at that time, there was such an influx of tanks in those heroics that healers were needed.
5-01-2011 @ 12:47PM
I've seen it for heals a few times and it's definitely encouraged me to queue for whatever needs me. Of course, getting my Polar Bear my very first goodie bag helped too.
5-01-2011 @ 3:10PM
"To be eligible for the additional rewards you must solo queue for a random level-85 Heroic in the role that is currently being Called to Arms..." -4.1 Patch notesThereby, pure DPS classes are effectively eliminated from ever receiving the satchel, and a flood of people with alt-tanks/healers trying to nab their way to new pets and mounts has already begun. Last night I saw a DK signed as tank with an Unholy spec (and no Dual-talent achievement), trying to pull groups in HoO HC. Problem is, we can't kick them all, not with the penalties for inciting kicks and agreeing to kicks in place. I prefer to wait 10 minutes longer and get a "proper" tank over "maybe" getting a good one. While I wait, I can farm dailies or mats and watch movies or series on the other monitor. Lately, I've begun to particularly enjoy "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross, I have all seasons downloaded. Ooo, a happy little bush, right there!
5-01-2011 @ 3:32PM
Happy trees... happy trees everywhere. :)
5-01-2011 @ 3:52PM
I saw someone on Blizzard's forums claim he/she saw DPS have CtA for a short time yesterday as they waited in queue as a tank.Take that for whatever it's worth I guess :PIt should be theoretically possible, just not very likely.
5-01-2011 @ 5:17PM
I'd rather have a 10 minute queue for a 40 minute run than a half hour queue for a half hour run. I'd much rather be playing the game than waiting to play it...Though I haven't seen the numbers yet. I'd say it's very unlikely that dps will get a call to arms given that every class has access to a dps spec and thus those enticed to run instances would just requeue as dps. That said I could imagine it happening at very off-peak times when there's hardly anyone on and dps just aren't queueing due to hour long waits and tanks and healers are a little more optimistic.
5-02-2011 @ 2:24AM
I do recall sitting in the queue as a tank for around 10 minutes waiting for a single DPS. This was long before the CTA system (It might've been Wrath, actually) and might not happen for a long time, but I've seen it happen before. /gets back to grinding 100g goodie-bags
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