During the holiday weekend, I decided to queue up (LFG) to run a “normal” instance to get the daily done, collect shards (if applicable), and obtain some gear. But to my dismay, there is hardly any one looking to run level 80 normal instances. Everyone wants to run Heroics.
How I don’t mind running heroics but I want to make sure my gear is adequate for heroics and ensure I am not hindering the healer. Then when I feel I have reached that point I will run heroics. With no prerequisite to run heroics I am forced to run heroics because everyone wants the easy road (which is harder). Then it becomes a “How much my repair bill will be this time?” run.
How much I hate to say it but I miss the rep grind for the heroic key in TBC. I know the grind was tedious but I was somewhat OK to group with a player with a heroic key. I feel that player took the time and effort to obtain one, they should be fine running heroics.
I wish Blizzard incorporated a rep grind in WotLK and linked it to the achievements. The achievement would unlocked the heroic if you ran the instance a certain number of times. Unfortunately they did not, so I am kind of force to run heroics with inadequately geared players (including myself).