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12-04-2008 @ 5:23PM
Agreed. I "poach" all the time. I was 450 very early in the expansion. After the mobs hit level ~75, they seem to drop Borean Leather (instead of scraps) nearly 100% of the time, so it's much easier to get the Heavy Borean stuff.Dragonblight is a great place to get Jormungar Scale very early. Plenty of people doing a quest to kill them and you can pass right behind them.I do wish they had a short timer on them before allowing others to skin. There's a place in Zul'Drak with bats and spiders that ended up with some people not waiting for me to skin my own loot. That didn't bother me so much.The one that got me was as I was AE farming rhinos in Boring Tundra for rhino meat (and leather), another druid comes up and skins my loot. I /s I am skinning these. Reply: "So, am I supposed to be sorry?"No, you're supposed to have some common courtesy for other players. I've long thought that players need to have a thumbs up/down rating system with comments. I'd surely tack a nice "Steals leather skinning drops" with a thumbs down on this guy. Perhaps I should work on a JerkList mod that lets you make notes about such players you find in your travels./rant off
12-04-2008 @ 6:30PM
LOL! I would love a jerklist addon. Theres so many folk that dont warrant an ignore. But that i dont want to deal with.Skinners that spam right click over the mob you've just killed waiting for you to loot are the worst. If i'm in that situation. I just dont loot. I take great pleasure in killing everything in sight, not looting anything.To me there is nothing sadder than a lonely corpse, no other players around for miles, but unskinnable... Except, when its irritating the hell out of a skin ninja.
12-04-2008 @ 6:56PM
If I'm following a trail of skinnable corpses that clearly lead to a player, I usually just assume he isn't a skinner. If I have no clues to tell me one way or the other, I'll ask "Do you mind if I skin these?" rather than make assumptions.Well, one time I (a level 70 rogue in tier 5 at the time) asked, the (level 65) warlock goes "Yes! Goddamn poachers!" and then proceeded to leave loot on all his kills, in what I can only imagine was an attempt to spite me. This had several effects; he missed out on the loot, I was forced to kill my own Clefthoof Bulls (making it harder for him to complete his quest), and the unlooted Clefthoof took longer to de and respawn (making it even harder for him to complete his quest).Remember people, someone skinning your kills costs you nothing unless you were planning on skinning yourself. Being spiteful about it, however, just makes everyone unhappy, especially you.
12-04-2008 @ 7:54PM
re JerkList: VanasKoS has a hate list like that - the mod needs some work tho
12-05-2008 @ 8:59AM
There is no lower life form in Azeroth than those who steal your skin. In my opinion its worse than going after an occupied node because I fought to kill this beast, I filled my bags with greys, that's my skin!
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