Checkpoints for one covenant is a bit much...
This is a terrible terrible idea if it is brought into M+. I have nothing against it being used in normal mythic dungeon and such, but in a M+ environment where pushing high keys is all about minmaxing, this is gonna bring an extra layer of discrimination on top of what's already there. To give you an example of this, what is gonna end up happening is this makes it to live, groups will still take fotm classes (Rogue-DH etc.) because they have the essential tools to finish the dungeon, and will end up asking for specific covenant to the "filler" player. Imagine a scenario where you play a non meta class like enha or surv hunter, do you think you will ever be invited in a dungeon without the correct covenant?
do not activate this in m+.
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As long as each Covenant has something like this in one dungeon it's fine.
Why people talk about "This won't be balanced in M+"... M+ isn't even close to be balanced. Some specs are hyper meta and some are hyper meta dead. Agree that it is true (look at fire mage in BFA, are they balancing it?) and there is no reason to block this in M+. If you wanna pug and push ultra high, it's your problem, otherwise get friends, guildies or both and group up for ultimate min-maxing. Don't expect a full pug group to be 100% balanced it doesn't exist.
It's so frustrating seeing people complain about "player gatekeeping" ... For the love of god, have some accountability. If you're not willing to create your own groups, or find a guild that matches your style of play (with people you can get along with), then you forgo the right to complain about playing with strangers. I mean, this game is literally designed for you to control your own gaming experience and still people purposely makes themselves out to be a victim.
"This sounds cool but people like me are gonna ruin it for everyone" seems to be the refrain lately
This will 100% be in M+, anyone thinking otherwise simply hasn't thought about Court of Stars profession bonuses, Junkyard robots, etc. It will be there, bank on it.
Meh, I don't pug M+ anyway... I just know how players are and if it is in M+ there will be people asking for specific covenants in certain dungeons in lfg. Which sucks but it is what it is I suppose. If it's not this then it'll be something else specific... Oh well, let's just hope it's not that bad in the end
Mountains out of molehills.