What if you could be a party, with yourself?!?
Okay, hang with me, I’m not making this into Final Fantasy, but I have always thought it would be cool to see my alts working together, like they actually knew each other and met face to face rather than being pen pals who exchange goods through the mail without even saying so much as “hello”.
I think it would be pretty neat if you could create a 5-man group with your own characters and tackle 5-man dungeons. You’d choose one character to actively play, and the others would react based on how you played–if you stand in the bad, your alts will stand in the bad! There would have to be some controls but I think it could pretty simple. You set a kill order, and the DPS and tanks attack in that order, you can even set targets for CC. Hit the go button and your tank runs in. Maybe you set cooldowns for your characters too…if the mage is below 40% use iceblock, set your healer to try to keep the tank at 100% but don’t heal the DPS if they have at least 80% health. If your healer drops below 50% mana, use your mana regen cooldown. Set trinkets to be used every cooldown. Set tanks to use cooldowns at certain health percentages or whatever.
You could set spell casting/ability priority for your DPS or the computer would choose default rotations for your class and spec. Sure there might be some set-up before you get going, but if it saved your settings for your alts, all you’d have to do is select them the next time and they’d be ready to go. This would allow you to play many of your own characters at the same time when you just want to try something or go run a dungeon but no one else is online. Perhaps the gear that dropped from solo 5-mans would not be as good as those from 5 person 5-mans. It would still be a way to get some better than quest gear for your toons, but still less than that of the 5-mans.
So the question is, if this was available would you do it?
For me, yes. And for a couple of reasons:
1) I get nervous sometimes in groups, so I like to see things before hand without being lame.
2) I love the idea of a party of my own toons! Seriously, I can already think of the party make-ups for my characters. He he!
3) It would be an alternative to the norm, and you only have yourself to blame if something goes wrong.
4) OMG ALL MY TOONS AT ONCE!
5) Waiting in LFG? No thanks, I made my own!
Of course I realize this is just all fantasy, but I do think it would be pretty great to help gear up alts when no one wants to run you through normal dungeons to gear your 8th level 85. 😛
Now I just can’t stop thinking how I could make some awesome 5-mans with all the toons I have!