Friday, April 8, 2011

Blizz's response to Call to Arms!

This should calm the angry mob a bit. The wave of bitching that came from this was probably overwhelming on something Blizz felt was a decent way to try to fix the LFG system. So much so that it sent them scrambling for a fix. This is a step in the right direction, things that fall in the bag will be BOA so you can send them to your main while you pug with an alt.

I honestly don't think this is going to fix the que times or the shortage but it might just slow down the "why do tanks get extra" feeling that was sweeping the Internet.

I do again applaud Blizz for trying to do something with LFD and the backlash I'm sure they felt.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)

We’ve been following discussions and reading feedback on the Dungeon Finder Call to Arms feature, and appreciate everyone’s opinions on the topic. We wanted to share a few items though that supplement the recent announcement:

The additional reward for completing the Dungeon Finder Call to Arms (called the Satchel of Exotic Mysteries) will be Bind on Account; able to be freely sent to other characters on your account once you receive it.

An error existed in the announcement regarding flasks and potions being picked based on your spec. This is not the case. If someone earns a Satchel of Exotic Mysteries, and if it rolls the random chance to provide a potion or flask, it will be a randomly selected. This helps ensure a broad array of available flasks and potions for all characters.

We also wanted to clarify, mounts that have a possibility to be found in a Satchel of Exotic Mysteries are found with the same rarity as if you had slain the dungeon boss that normally drops them.


  1. Interesting bit from the original announcement. Shows the Blizz isn't clueless, jsut perhaps a bit naive. :-) "Understandably, players prefer to take on that responsibility in more organized situations than what the Dungeon Finder offers, but perhaps we can bribe them a little. While this system gives tanks and healers something extra, the incentive is being provided so that we can help players in the DPS role get into more dungeons, get better gear, and continue progressing."

  2. Agreed! I'm hoping the quality of tank stays high and doesn't come to total scrubs only looking to cash in on vanity pets and mounts for thier main.
    I really do hope this helps at least a bit.

  3. This guy's thoughts ( really summed up my fears quite well. Sounds like they correspond to yours as well. I do also find the idea that I have to go solo a bit of a downer. If I queue with one or even two friends, that helps the queue. Seems like it should only keep you from getting something if you take a full group. But maybe that's just me wanting more for what I already do anyway.