|Dungeon Finder: Call to Arms|
Blizzard has recently released information on a new feature coming to the World of Warcraft game. The new dungeon finder feature Call to Arms will be implemented as part of WoW's Patch 4.1. You can read the official write-up from the Blizzard site here.
This new Call to Arms upgrade to the dungeon finder is designed to help shorten queue times for random heroics. Currently DPS characters have the longest wait times, so Blizzard has come up with the Call to Arms feature as a way to bribe tanks and healers to run random heroic dungeons.
When the queue wait times are backed up, whatever role (tank, healer, dps) is in demand, will be Called to Arms. If that role is Called to Arms, then anyone that queues for a random heroic dungeon that can fill that role will be awarded a bonus, the Satchel of Exotic Mysteries, once the final heroic dungeon boss is killed.
Satchel of Exotic Mysteries
The Satchel of Exotic Mysteries is a nice bribe for those of us with tanks and healers to join the random dungeon finder for heroics when needed. Having a tank as my main means this will be great for me. I probably will be not joining any random heroics until tanks are receive the Call to Arms. Why? It's because tanks are always the instant queue role due to shortages on my server. So once Call to Arms comes in Patch 4.1, I will be waiting on my call to enter the heroic dungeons as a tank and get my Satchel of Exotic Mysteries. The Satchel is also going to be Bind on Account, so you can trade it to your alternate WoW characters once you receive it. You can also receive the Satchel of Exotic Goods more than once per day as there is no limit as long as you join the queue while your role is Called to Arms.
Satchel of Exotic Mysteries Contents
- A Chance at a Rare Gem
- A Chance at a Flask or Elixir
- A Good Chance at a Companion Pet (Includes cross faction pets and reputation awarded pets)
- A Very Rare Chance at a Rare Mount (Only mounts from dungeons [not raids] and odds are the same drop rate as from the original boss source)
- Reins of the Ravenlord from Setthek Halls
- Swift White Hawkstrider from Magister's Terrace
- Deathcharger's Reins from Stratholme
So for those of us that are mount collectors, this offers yet another way to obtain those rare mounts and pets that we all long for. I myself think this is a great addition to the game, but hey my main is a tank so its awesome for me.
Will this new incentive help to shorten the queue times? Do you think more people will try out tanking and healing roles now?