Apparently we have a tank shortage. But even with that tank shortage it shouldn't be this hard to find a group as dps, right? Read for ways to shorten the queue times for dps after the break!
- More DPS!
There simply is more dps then there are tanks and healers, so you'll have to wait for the people who do decide to play the harder roles. Yes, harder. Because while you can carry a bad tank or a bad healer, when you end up with both, you're screwed. Whereas a good tank and healer can carry three bad dps. Try creating an alt tank or healer, or queue up as your second spec at times. I know you like dps, but really, the queues will go down quite a bit if all of us chip in.
- DPS tanks
My druid is fairly okishly geared. She can get up to 58K hitpoints, but no matter how many buttons I press, I still only have a 232 weapon. I've had runs that I went kitty, and the dps only noticed until they were dead on the floor. My theory? If you insist on pulling agro and going lololol through the dungeon making the tank's life hell, you can tank it too....oh wait, you can't...
- DPS lololol
No offense meant...but generally the tanks and healers are played by the more seasoned people, and the more adult people. So while the dps can have lololol, and shout all offensive stuff, I seem to see that a lot less in tanks or healers. So while dps is having fun (well, their kind of fun), the tank or healer is putting you on ignore, making it just that tiny bit harder again next time to find a group.
- Oh noes! AFK AGAIN!
Stop AFKing. Really, you're actually making tanks wait for you, check the time that you're average queue is, and don't just wander off if you queue up. Sure, go do something different, but keep the sound on in the background at least.
- Just suck as hard as you can
Last, but not least the less conventional way to shorten the queues. Just suck. Be rude, refuse to play your class right, yell, scream, whatever it takes to get you kicked from your group. Bingo, another dps spot has opened up for someone else, and you've done your part for the system. DPS all around the world will be grateful for it.