11/11/2012 04:53 PMwhy would tanks who need nothing from dungeons run dungeons while waiting for a raid queue?
Posted by Zaxan
Valor? Gold? Mounts? It's less boring than sitting in town?
Don't see why you can't tell the system you want a certain spec for gear, and will run the dungeon in another spec.
Because Blizzard hasn't coded it that way yet. There's rumors that they're working on it, but I think if it was going to be ready to go in 5.2 we'd know about it by now.
11/10/2012 08:48 PMIt's spec specific. Doesn't make much sense to me
Posted by Ghatok
Druids and shamans have different gear needs between two different DPS specs. If it was just based on role, how would the server know what to give them?
I think they should make it spec *and* role specific, so if you're in a spec that doesn't fit your role, you automatically get gold. (If they didn't announce they were doing it, it would probably take a few weeks for the queue abusers to catch on, which would be just tragic, I'm sure.) But they either didn't foresee role switchers or didn't think it would be a problem for the rest of the raid to carry them.
P.S. In theory, there's no reason 3 of the 5 tank specs couldn't queue as *healers* for even *faster* queues. Some DPS are doing it already. If nobody notices the "healer" with shadow orbs (or that is a freaking moonkin!), they're probably not going to pay that much attention to the one that's meleeing. Especially monks, who are expected to melee anyway.