We have all faced this issue at one time: You queue up for the Random Daily Heroic and get H. Oculus. As the other 4 members of your party zone in, someone says “I hate this instance” and leave. Or they flat-out bolt after they enter. This was exact scenario that happened twice to me and my group yesterday. Two tanks enter and the two tanks leave. It is incredibly frustrating as DPS since it can take up to 10+ minutes to be placed into a group. Finally, the DPS Warrior in our group threw on his tanking gear so we could finish. (May I add he did an excellent job too.)

Whether you read patch notes or not, in 3.2 Heroic Oculus was nerfed which made the instance much easier than it once was. Then in patch 3.3 the dungeon took another hit with the nerf bat which made Ley-Guardian Eregos cry. People…it’s super easy now!! I have finished it with full PUGS (when people don’t run away with their tail between their legs) and we didn’t even have to try to achieve, Make It Count. Yet, still, players bail as soon as they see the load screen for Oculus.

Thankfully Blizzard has noticed this Heroic Oculus “QQ” and decided to do something about it:

To encourage players not to shy away from the many invigorating adventures to be had in The Oculus, we have applied a change to enhance the rewards players are provided when selected for this dungeon via the Random Heroic option in the Dungeon Finder. Once Ley-Guardian Eregos is defeated, one loot bag per character will be provided in his chest in addition to the current rewards. Each loot bag will offer players rare gems, two additional Emblems of Triumph, and a chance of being rewarded the Reins of the Blue Drake. These fine treasures could be yours should you honor your fellow party members by besting the challenges contained within The Oculus! Keep in mind, however, that these extra loot bags will only be awarded to each party member if Oculus is selected by the Dungeon Finder when players choose the Random Heroic option. (source)

It sounds like we’ll see this change later today and I’d almost bet those cowards who were once afraid of Oculus will be the lucky ones who end up with the mounts. Babies. /glare
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