Unsurprisingly, Blizzard’s proposed new tank incentives have set off a lot of discussion. They range from commenters who think this will encourage them to dust off their unused tanks, people looking forwards to shorter queues, doubters (and other scoffers), and the usual run of people complaining because someone somewhere may have a possibility of getting something that they are not.
Lujanera commented in a fairly visionary old post that Blizzard had previously been trying to increase the number of tanks, rather than increasing the frequency with which existing tanks run instances. This bribing notion is very firmly in the latter camp, aimed at encouraging tanks to run an extra instance or two. I think it could be improved though to encourage people to run randoms on their tank alts, maybe with account bound rewards.
The Noisy Rogue thinks that shinies aren’t enough of a bribe and that tanks should be rewarded with a stacking raid buff for running a random instance. (He does also note that this would make it effectively required for raid tanks to run a random before raids.) I think his argument flags when he says that bribes don’t work — if bribes don’t work why did people want to farm heroic instances in the first place? Surely not for fun.
But despite that he might be onto something. The only change I’d make is let every raider access the stacking personal raid buff whenever they run a random instance on a tank/ healer alt. Remember, any decent raider should easily be able to master more than one role …