Skip to Content
1-18-2009 @ 12:36PM
Quote: "The second basic way, which I strongly prefer, is for everyone to pass on the item, and for any discussion to ensue on who gets it..."Ah, but you see, Discussion = Drama. If two people genuinely need an item, and they both roll, then all you can honestly complain about is your luck. The dice are there to even the playing field between timid players and bossy players, between the "in crowd" of the group and the outsiders. In a perfect world, there'd be no dice in WoW... but it's not a perfect world.You really need to distinguish between a guild raid and a 5-man pick-up group. Discussion about who deserves the item more may work among friends and guildmates progressing through end-game raids, but it's pretty much useless in a PuG of strangers; as you point out, everyone can "discuss" why THEY need the gear more... and someone is going to get hurt.For raids, every serious guild has some sort of DKP or EPGP loot rule system to keep things fair; raiding guilds that don't end up falling apart over loot drama eventually.If you are getting a PuG together because you want a specific piece of loot, then you need to "discuss" that possibility BEFORE the group even begins the instance; if someone isn't okay with it, it gives them the chance to move on without wasting their time.
1-23-2009 @ 11:30AM
"Ah, but you see, Discussion = Drama. If two people genuinely need an item, and they both roll, then all you can honestly complain about is your luck. The dice are there to even the playing field between timid players and bossy players, between the "in crowd" of the group and the outsiders."Not so. When I first started OTing in Kara with a new guild, I won a roll for Attumen's Vambraces of Courage, much to the consternation of the MT who wanted them to finish out her set and had been apparently trying to farm them and discussing same in vent and in raid chat before I joined or was AFK. She harassed me endlessly through whispers for the remainder of the run, especially after the raid leader swapped our tanking positions for various fights.Some people are going to give others grief regardless of how the loot is handled.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.