Maybe it is not a new trend, but at least I haven't noticed it earlier.
For about a month now I have been playing on Outland-EU server, not sure which battlegroup is that but I am experiencing unexpected difficulties when doing random heroics and Hallow's end boss runs.
- HC ZG, group zones in, tank is in dps gear and dps spec and is refusing to tank, saying that "someone pls leave so that we can get a tank". Can't kick, cant progress in the dungeon, everyone leaves. Happened 4 times already, a dk/druid/pally dps joins as tank and is refusing to leave or tank.
- HC ZG again, different group, tank zones in, says "lol zg, I'm not going that", doesn't leave, just stands there afk till everyone leaves.
- Headless horseman, this one is the worse. I play a healer and yes, I know that even a cardboard assasin can tank that boss and even a kitty druid can heal it, but often the WHOLE group goes afk. When Hallow's end just started, we used to get one or two people going afk - putting a dot or two on the boss and then doing nothing for the rest of the time, or tanks, starting the even and not doing anything - its obvious that they arent stuck at the loading screen how they are claiming to be if they run to the pumpkin and start the event. Today me (disc priest) and a lvl 84 mage had to two man the boss, then got a snarky comment from the tank who was afk all the fight (just as other 2 dps players who were from the same guild) "lol nabs, took you long enough". Well yes, it takes quite a while to do it if you two man it with a healer and a lvl 84, at least as a disc I can do some dps. However, I am not as lucky on my holy paladin, tank started the event and went afk along with all 3 dps, leaving only me to fight the boss. As a holy paladin I cant really do that much dps -.-
Is it the same on other battlegroups? People joining dungeons only to go afk?