going to raids in the incorrect spec?

85 Blood Elf Mage
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Ok I've seen people do LFR and sha in the wrong spec but would that still get you gear for that spec because of the new loot distribution system in raids? For example let's say you queued for LFR on your warrior as a dps but your in your protection spec hoping that no one would notice and to get yourself some tank gear. Some people in LFR don't pay any attention to others and the tanks could end up losing tank gear to a dps.
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90 Dwarf Warlock
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I do this all the time.
In fact, im doing it right now.
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100 Pandaren Priest
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12/11/2012 01:31 PMPosted by Vàyne
losing tank gear to a dps.
Uh.
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100 Human Rogue
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12/11/2012 01:49 PMPosted by Breathkeeper
Uh.


Yeah, they need to make a rule that you need to read a manual explaining how LFR loot works and pass a quiz on it before you are allowed in. The simply expecting people to read posts that show up EVERYWHERE thing does not seem to be working so great.
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90 Night Elf Druid
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12/11/2012 01:58 PMPosted by Ninjablaze
pass a quiz on it before you are allowed in.


The queue times would be days long instead of minutes.
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90 Undead Death Knight
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Sha doesn't care for your spec. I got dps legs despite tanking him.
But they're also pretty neat for tanking.
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100 Pandaren Priest
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The idea of a captcha on LFR queues delights and intrigues me.

Anyway, aside from complete obliviousness on how the LFR loot system works, I'm guessing it'll have to become a more serious problem before it gets fixed in any way.

Disallowing spec changes can cause other problems, so that won't work. Really the only thing you can do is hope that the group manages to pull through despite slackers, and if you wipe, then it's time to play police and look at who's performing outside their role. The margin of error in LFR is so large it only matters on a few bosses, and they aren't always ones with tempting offspec loot.
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88 Draenei Shaman
aus
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Sha doesn't care for your spec. I got dps legs despite tanking him.
But they're also pretty neat for tanking.


Sha is just weird. I got double holy healing him. I got dps legs tanking him.

LFR. Nothing anybody else can do affects your drops. You roll, if you roll over 85 it looks at your spec and picks a drop it thinks you might want from that bosses loot table.
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