Aggro Me: Resist Me
Okay, another raid-oriented suggestion today. I don't like this one as much as the DKP idea from yesterday, but I'll throw it out there anyway.
If you raid with any frequency your packs probably look like mine. They are likely filled with different resist gear for each armor slot and fill up at least two or three bags.
Then you get the call, "This mob is AOE cold." You quickly look for your cold resist gear, checking stats if you don't remember. You switch out your normal gear for the resist stuff. Next mob, start the process over again, this time for poison resists.
In some ways it is kind of fun and I don't know if I want to see it change.
But then sometimes I think the actual switching of gear is a bit tedious. On a lot of the DoF raid mobs I can hang at max range anyway and never get touched so I sometimes just leave on my usual stuff on.
But I was wondering...would it be cool to create armor "templates" for your character? You could have a template for cold, for heat, for magic, for poison, etc. They would look just like the regular paper doll inventory interfaces, just on a separate tab. Then when you wanted heat resist, you could just switch to that template and your gear would switch automatically.
You would still have to obtain all the resist gear in the first place. You would also still have to hold it all in your inventory and put together each armor template yourself. But this might make raiding a bit more fun. You could switch between templates with ease as the raid went on.
While you would still have the fun of setting up and tweaking each template, I guess some might view this as a further "dumbing down" of the game. I'm not sure if I would like it myself, but I figured I would mention it anyway.