Tome drew my attention to the news that que for level 100 heroic dgns in Warlords you will need to have a silver proving grounds medal for the role you want to que for. This wow insider post gives more information about the changes.
I’m guessing that this might be being implemented because of the free boost to 90 and tbh it’ll probably be a good option. I’ve raf boosted a rogue from level 1 to level 53 and I had no idea how to play it immediately after. In fact; 10 levels later I’m still trying to learn the basic abilities that I would have learnt while levelling (that’s a whole other post topic though) so I can see how skipping a toon from the character creation screen to level 90 could result in some less than stellar players 10 levels later. If having a silver medal in the spec you play is too hard, then I guess you probably do need the practice that proving grounds would bring.
Having said that though; after reading the information it made me wonder; could I actually get a silver medal on my alts? I know I can for the classes I play a lot now, most of which are healers actually. But my dps toons are levelled in any haphazard way, using whatever ability seems to kill the mob attacking my face in the fastest time possible. I have a feeling this approach won’t win me any medals.
So that means I’m now feeling challenged enough to take my toons up to proving grounds and see how they go in each spec they have. I have a feeling that it’s not going to end well. Stay tuned for the blog posts of their silver medal progress.