There’s a Tank on my server selling Heroic runs for 30 gold – touting that he is an ICC geared tank which qualifies his value.
I asked trade if healers could sell runs for 15 gold since you don’t wait long with them – I could make a business out of this, could even take undergeared tanks – with the idea of bruteforce healing them.
I think 30 gold is a bit steep – I mean kudos for being entrepreneurial and cashing in on people not wanting to wait up to 15 min – but it’s not far off what you would make on the run. Say it’s your frost badge run – your practically losing any profit, plus the tank would also be getting gold amd chance of DE mats or vendored loot from the run so he would make a tidy sum. I guess If you were 3 dps you could pool your resources and pay only 10 gold per person, which would make perhaps having a good tank and insta queues worth 10 gold.. but I would feel jipped handing over most of my profit from doing a first Random Heroic on a day.
However what is the price of convenience? If he wasn’t an Ahat.. then it could be a good business arrangement. You get to run your heroic when you feel like it, and don’t have to prance around ironforge for 15 min waiting.
Prances, Finds a corner to hide in, looks at bank contents. Checks Alts listings to see if they are still there, jumps a little. Gets on Bike, rides around in circles. Stare at mailbox hoping for a letter.
As I write this I’ve been waiting 8 min ( so far) to try out my new weapon Heroic Midnight Sun, (and YES I’m using it for my mainspec. #12 for one handers on the Shadow Priest 3.3. gear list . Gained 96 sp 16 haste.. and lost 54 crit. I think that’s an awesome trade considering I’m still on 31.82 crit)
There was some discussion as to who should get it – it was a pug 1o ICC – and the only other person who rolled was a Mage. He won the roll, and it was a healer that argued for me, ( even though I was MS Shadow) that it was a healing weapon, and it did not belong with the mage, and it would be better going to me The Raid leader did take on board that I was ‘hired’ / pugged to be Dps – switch to heals as necessary later on – and I got the weapon.
I’ve done pretty well off pugs. Heroic Muradins Spyglass last week, a new weapon this week. I’m not bound by Guild DKP, or have to take it in turns. Sure my chances of doing more content is greatly reduced, but I am doing ok for myself. Need the 25’s now though for better loot and T10 tokens, I have 3 pieces, ( though only use 2) and the badges for a 4th – which will depend on what token I can get my hands on before I purchase my last piece.