There will be 3 options in the loot screen with 3.3, need, greed, and disenchant. Disenchant will go on the same roll as greed. But need will still go above the other two.
On the one hand it's very positive that Blizzard has taken notice of the problems that enchanters are having, but the solution they've chosen goes completely against my feeling of honesty.
Before at least I could chose myself if I wanted to offer the option of DEing, now I have no choice, since the game will scan for a character in the group that can DE items and just offer a disenchant roll. So now everybody can use my profession as they see fit without me having anything to say about it.
This being said, I'm wondering when we'll see loot screens for mining where I can roll need/greed. Skinning, and herbalism same thing. It would only be fair since people can now use my profession without my consent for their own little benefits, so why shouldn't I be allowed to use their profession for my benefit?
Why would I want to level enchanting at all how it's going to be in 3.3? I'll just DE greed my mats. No need for enchanters anymore. No need to look them up in trade to DE my greens, so they can make a buck.
No need to look enchanters up anymore anyways since they can just stick their enchants on scrolls, which you can then go buy on AH.
And if you think about it. Why do non enchanters even get the option to roll DE? They cannot DE, they cannot do anything with the shards/dust/essences, but sell them. Not to speak about the prices going down of these items since this system will ensure a lot more enchanting materials to be available on the market.
I currently know of a lot of people who simply sell their greens to the vendor and don't go through the efforts of finding an enchanter to DE stuff for them. That will be finished for anything DEable that drops in dungeons.
I have loved being an enchanter for a long time, but am now seriously considering switching professions. I haven't seen benefits to it for a long time (where are my Enchanting patterns in ToC? I see millions for tailoring, LWing, BSing, but nothing for the other professions, and the Ulduar drop is so rare that I've seen it only two times so far), and now they've decided that my profession is supposed to give the entire group benefits.
So I have two options, switch profession, or do not do pugs (since with guildies this has never been a problem, and I doubt will ever be a problem). And not doing pugs will lock me out of several of the new systems in 3.3. (which is another story entirely, and will no doubt turn into a separate post at some point).
I am not a happy camper.But at least we know Blizzard's verdict on it. They feel everybody is entitled to have disenchanted items, so instead of giving the choice to the gamer, they just make it easy and take that choice away.
(BTW, if anybody is able to give me the positive side of this, let me know, since I cannot find any save for the part that Blizzard has at least noticed that there was a problem, and that I won't have to press my DE button as often anymore)