It's all very well and exciting that there are new world bosses up, which take a massive coordinated effort of 75 people to kill it. Add in a few extras, since you can faction tag it now (I bet there are about 10 stragglers who didn't make into a raid group) and you have a whole lot of people walloping on it. Oh and don't forget CRZ!
However, what does one do when your faction is NEVER going to tag it?
My server, Dath'remar, is heavily alliance with an almost 2:1 Alliance:Horde ratio. Blizzard calls it a low population realm (information taken from wow.realmpop.com) with a population of 80k characters.
Though I do like the changes with 5.2, such as faction tagging (so mobs don't get ninja'd off you and everyone can have a go at rare spawns) it is a shame that if you live on a heavily outnumbered server, you will never get to see it.
Oondasta has been up twice this week. Both times, tagged by Alliance. And a number of people there, probably got no loot because they had already done it this week.
But, if you look at 5.1, it was the same with Galleon. I killed it once - the rest of the time it was tagged by Alliance.
But what is the solution to this? I was in a raid group yesterday and the people moaned the fact that Alliance got it again. "Faction change," was the solution once person said. Which doesn't really solve the problem, does it? It solves it for YOU, the individual, but not the server as a whole.
IF people wanted it to be fair (but really, why would Blizzard make it fair LOL) is that if a person joins a raid group to kill Oondasta, it would somehow be like a raid instance - where a "saved" person cannot enter. Not sure how that works for outside bosses - I would have to think a little harder about that. Being unable to tag Oondasta or see Oondasta would not really solve anything, because even if you couldn't see Oondasta if you were a healer, you could still join the raid group and heal it. Probably not so useful for DPS and Tanks though LOL!
But, I was happy just to get to see this amazing creature. Even if my server does not have the population to get 75 raiders together to take it down (and coordinate across 3 raids) then a picture will suffice.
Grats to anyone who got loot! I guess I'll do what I did with Galleon - wait till the next patch when it's up ALL the time and people are bored of killing it :) So anyone else got some brilliant ideas? And I mean useful ones, not things like yell at Blizz or transfer to a server with a heavier horde population! :)
/yell "Hey Rho, look! Galleon is up!"