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Queueing for Randoms Flashpoints as DPS - Getting healing role?

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Queueing for Randoms Flashpoints as DPS - Getting healing role?

snoooze's Avatar

09.08.2012 , 10:19 AM | #1
I dont mind healing but if what I'm doing in PvP is DPSing and I dont want to keep changing my spec how come it keeps putting me in a healing role when my spec is a DPS? And if so why can't I have 2 specs so I can just switch inside the flashpoint?? Is anyone else getting this?

Niytshade's Avatar

09.08.2012 , 10:36 AM | #2
If your class can do healing and dps in the spec you chose (ie scoundrel) the group finder will have both healing and dps boxes checked, you have to uncheck the box of the role you aren't. I've seen the group finder still put people into groups in the role they aren't supposed to be but it hasn't been as bad as it was when they first released it.

snoooze's Avatar

09.08.2012 , 12:05 PM | #3
It still does it for me. I just respecced but it's not cool when I just dont want to heal.

Golden_Archer's Avatar

09.08.2012 , 01:37 PM | #4
Uncheck "Heal", then update roles and after this go for a queue. It should work out fine, or u got some weard-and-rare bug when it still put u in a role u unchecked.

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09.08.2012 , 03:02 PM | #5
just sat in que as a dps for about 20 mins and during that time i checked to make sure i was que'd as a dps. soon as my que popped i looked at the line up and i was put into the tank slot.

1. i was que'd as a dps and had tank unchecked.
2. this was the second time this happened today on the same character. (PT)

on my guardian (dps) and IA (healer) i did not have this issue.
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Mrtwo's Avatar

09.08.2012 , 03:51 PM | #6
I am also having this issue today. Queued for The Foundry as Tank, made sure DPS box was unchecked, and got put in the Damage slot.
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09.09.2012 , 08:13 AM | #7
I'm a dps vanguard, I always select the damage role and make 100% certain that Tank role is UNticked and every time a queue pops I'm placed in the group as Tank. I must have turned down 20+ in a row now. I just quit queueing, at the moment I can only PVP and do dailies on my 50. Sucks that a good % of end game content is currently unavailable to me.

The cynic in me would say its a ploy by Bioware to force the likes of me to respec to a non damage role to increase the number of healers and tanks in group finder.

Just tried queueing on my DPS sage and was placed in the healer role.

Bugs like this that seriously impact a players gaming experience should be fixed quickly. Had the problem for 2-3 weeks now.

Ster-Ling's Avatar

09.09.2012 , 05:06 PM | #8
Just wanted to say that this is happening to my DPS sorc as well. I queue as DPS only, making absolutely sure that only DPS is checked, wait 20+ minutes for a pop, and get popped in the healing role. Turn down the GF invite, check my GF screen and mysteriously I am now queued as both DPS and Healing. I uncheck Healing, requeue, wait 20+ minutes for a pop, and again get popped in the Healing role. Decline the invite. Check the page again. DPS and Healing are both checked again.

This was happening to my wife on her DPS sorc a while back, too.

Either this is a commonly-occuring bug (not a rare one), or the GF includes this functionality for situations when there are not enough healers and/or tanks in the queue.

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09.10.2012 , 11:12 AM | #9
The reverse of the thread title happened to me last night. My Sorceress healer was queued as Heal, always is, and the Group Finder put her into a DPS role. Now, she can DPS Hard Mode BT, BP and Foundry, but we were in False Emperor. She's just not all that effective at DPS'ing FE in Tionese gear. I gave it a shot, and the group was willing to try it too, but in the end it just wasn't meant to be. Especially when the rest of the group was in full recruit gear. (And I mean FULL recruit.)

Frustrating and annoying that Group Finder decided to change my role like that, on its own. Ruined the experience for the night, as all I wanted was to get some Columi / Rakata tokens for her. Plus, all the wipes cost me 40k in repairs, negating the entire evening's dailies income.
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Niytshade's Avatar

09.11.2012 , 09:55 AM | #10
I guess I must be lucky, I've never had the problem you guys are having, my IA is a healer, always get healing role, my BH and assasin are tanks, they both get tank role. Then there is the long time wait for my poor level 50 sith marauder, it's taken so long to get a HM que that I always forget Im in the que and then it always pops when I decide to do start doing something productive in game >.<