This is basically a short post to share something interesting someone said the other day, to say something I decided the other day, and to get some input on motivation.
About the random baggie: Something interesting.
A hunter in my guild the other night told me he got the bribe bag when queuing up for the LFR the other day. We both thought it was a complete fluke that a damage dealer had the baggie but then it happened to him again two days later. Have you ever seen a damage dealer offered the baggie? I never have. I want my baggie.
When talking about it we came to the conclusion that it was the hour he plays. He is a late night player, as in so late at night type of player that he is probably in the LFR when I am waking up for work in the morning. Twice in the last week it seems damage dealers are needed at that time of day. Or should it be that time of night?
About the random baggie: Something decided.
I don't mind healing LFR. If anything it is the only role I don't mind doing in the LFR. Not exactly sure why that is, it just is. But while playing around during the weekend it occurred to me, why bother just to cap being there is no longer any valor gear to buy with valor, and I do not raid enough with them to get new gear all the time to need the valor to upgrade it.
So from now on, I will only heal an LFR when there is an option of the baggie. No baggie, no healer. So the next time you are waiting on a healer and wonder why there are none around you will know that at least one healer is out there that is not entering the queue because there is no reason for me to gain valor without valor gear and there is no reason for me to heal without giving me something extra to bait me in.
About the random baggie: Motivation.
The bag has never been motivation for me to tank the LFR or a dungeon. It is not really about reward or even instant queue. I can ramble off a million and one reasons I do not like tanking random content but it comes down to the people in it. I've actually become a pretty staunch tank protector in random content. Even more so when I am on my healer and others complain. As long as I have no problem keeping him up, you have no right to complain. But all people do it complain about tanks. All other tanks do it ignore or insult each other, usually. Tanks get no love, only grief.
I currently have 6 tanks capable of tanking SoO LFR. I've tanked some flex and some normal on two of them. But I will not ever even consider for a moment tanking SoO LFR. A baggie is just not compelling motivation. I like to tank, I am willing to tank, but the people in them keep me from doing it. I am sure I am not the only person that feels that way, just look at the fact there are always tanks needed. What type of motivation do you think would get people like me to tank? People who like tanking but do not like the people in randoms?
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