A MNK should NOT be able to roll need on a WHM staff, but a guy who queued up as MNK and switched to WHM to help the group after the healer dropped should.
This is the concept I'm after. I just wish it could be expanded for people who would rather queue up as healers so that forming parties wouldn't take so long. I believe it was Wint's writeup that said he stood around for nearly 20 minutes queue'd up as a DD, and didn't get an invite... but when he changed to a healing job, he got invited right away.
A way around this might be:
1) Queue up as the job you want to play as.
2) The player is then asked for any other job he could come as, to expedite the party process (the player does not have to select any other jobs he'd be willing to come as).
3) The DF considers all of the job alternatives, and attempts to place the player in a party according to his primary job choice... but alternative jobs are called for if needed.
4) The player can only "need" on the gear that corresponds with his selected primary job, which was the job he wanted to play most as in the dungeon.
That's almost like my original idea, but actually much better.... because it still emphasizes the "primary job" above all else, assuming there are players currently looking for parties as other roles.
And, goodbye 20-minute wait times! Edited, Jul 12th 2013 8:42am by Thayos Edited, Jul 12th 2013 8:43am by Thayos