Starting to encounter an interesting problem brought on by the 3.1 dual spec changes. There are many raids right now running on my server that use the practice of rolling 200 for main spec, and 100 for off spec. However more and more we are asking players to switch hit for the raid. In our “Alt-ramas” run we have already had a Retribution Paladin go Tanky, an Elemental Shaman go Resto, and a Resto Druid go Feral in order to better fit certain fights. So I am starting to wonder exactly how someone determines what your main focus is these days.
Belghast my warrior for example is definitely a tank by heart, but when it comes to a run like Alt-ramas… I was only there tanking it to help stabilize the group. The only gear that I could actually use comes from the DPS trees. So for stability of the raid, do we agree to let me roll on DPS items just so that I don’t feel like a pack mule? I think 3.1 and the ability to switch specs on the fly is going to chip away at the foundation of “class roles”.
I can already see amongst our tanks the ability to alternate the main tank hat from fight to fight so the others of us can don our dps gear and kick some ass. Doing this will help to break up the monotony by a wide margin, since most boss fights only need 1-2 tanks. Are we going to start seeing this same thing happening for healers and hybrids?
What are your thoughts on how best to manage this whole Main/Off spec issue?