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    Epic Gems and the Dungeon Call to Arms

    Every time you hit these requirements (there is no daily limit) you'll receive a goodie bag that will contain some gold, a chance at a rare gem
    To me, this at the very least suggests that we won't be seeing epic gems anytime soon - why would Blizzard implement a change in an upcoming patch, only to be rendered obsolete shortly thereafter? (Pally nerfs aside )

    But what else could this mean? Well, I think it has an obvious impact on anyone stockpiling uncut rare gems, as people will have easy access to a stockpile of their own, or flood the market and drive prices into the ground, which would make snatching them up to add to the stockpile even more tempting.

    It also could represent another method of implementing epic gems into the game, as the loot tables for the goodie bag could be easily updated when (if?) the time comes. I think this would be a fairly smart move on Blizzard's part. It would offer a big incentive to balance the role representation and ultimately lower queue times for the average player, which keeps the "subs" up.

    What do you guys think? Would this depend on whether the system actually works in lowering the overall queue time? Would it make sense, if it doesn't, to increase the potential reward down the road, or is it a flawed system to begin with?
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    I for one will make sure i que up for randoms for the elusive white hawkstrider and barons mount :P

    If it works as stated it will definetly lower the que times. Lower que times though will require nerfs to the dungeons themselve since you will have to wait 2 hours to kick the warrior that tanks with a 2h pvp weapon.

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    I'm all for this system, being a healer and a mount collector (I too still need the Hawkstrider and Baron's Mount). The only thing I'm worried about is that we may see an influx of BAD tanks, or dps thinking they can tank. After all, if they die, it's the healers fault. Sorry, but if the tank is that bad (bad tank gear, tanking in dps gear, little or no tank skill, etc. etc.), there may not be much I can do in terms of keeping them alive. I can't heal stupid.


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    http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/1...r-call-to-arms

    Kath - This is a chance at a rare gem and only for tank/healers if they que solo. While it will increase the amount of gems in the economy, I personally see very little impact on the rare gem market from this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeg View Post
    http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/1...r-call-to-arms

    Kath - This is a chance at a rare gem and only for tank/healers if they que solo. While it will increase the amount of gems in the economy, I personally see very little impact on the rare gem market from this.
    Indeed the low amount of gems that will actually get into the market wont drive prices down, especially not if you're selling cut gems.
    There's other things i'm more bothered about with this, for example the fact that they allrdy have instant queues and as good as an exclusive loot right on all tank gear that drops..
    While the dps sits in queue for 45 mins most likely has to share drops with at least one other dps'er (not to mention the amount of dual specced healers snatching up dps gear, just because they can)
    why do they need a reward, while the people sitting in queue for long times should get one.

    This would be an awesome idea if they made the mounts/pets BoA, i would definatly get one of my tanks in random hc's then, but if i cant get the pets/mounts on my main i'll keep running with guildies.

    Sorry for the rant, i know this aint the place for it, but while i was at the subject i needed to get it out :-p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeg View Post
    http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/1...r-call-to-arms

    Kath - This is a chance at a rare gem and only for tank/healers if they que solo. While it will increase the amount of gems in the economy, I personally see very little impact on the rare gem market from this.
    I agree with Aeg. I don't even think we'll notice it at all.
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    Have they said if the pet will be BoP?

    I know the sporebat is but what about the razz hatchling?

    They gave those as examples but they could also put in that epic parrot or the oozeling.
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    I think Blizzard is using appropriately vague language to keep us from understanding how this is actually going to be implemented. What's interesting is I've never had a queue time when queueing with a tank; but I've waited upwards of 20-30 mins when queueing with a healer.
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