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5-11-2009 @ 1:09PM
I think Blizzard handled the loot for this staff all wrong. Making it so only one person could truly get the item (if all shards go to them first) in a long time while others wait because either they rolled lower then the first person, or they were just not liked as much as the other guy.Why can't all raiding healers have a way to work on getting the mace? Like a HUGE questline?
5-11-2009 @ 1:14PM
Because then it's not Legendary. Everyone would be running around with a mace and it wouldn't be unique at all.They handled this right - having fragments works way better than praying RNG works in your favor. Some guilds would end up with tons of glaives, while others might never complete a set. This system is way better, yet still keeps it rare.
5-11-2009 @ 1:19PM
Because anything legendary to do with casters is broken before players can get their hand on it.Atiesh? I bet Kel'thezud and gang were using it as a limbo pole, Patchwerk went to try while kel wasn't there, despite being told not to, and tripped and fell onto the staff. Everyone panicked, decided to hide the shards, and threw the base of the staff out of naxx and left the head at Kel's door with a ransom note.As for this? Whack a mole incident involving kolgaran and a whack-a-mole machina Mimir devised... Face it magic users... your legendaries are frail...
5-11-2009 @ 1:27PM
Which is why most guilds aren't letting it depend on a RNG /roll to see who gets the first one.In our guild, we've known for months who will get the first legendary. Because of this, that person passes on other weapon upgrades (once we get them in ulduar) We're lucky though. A majority of our healing core has raided together since SSC, even if the rest of the guild came and went.
5-11-2009 @ 5:36PM
My guild also knew for months who was going to be getting the mace: our druid healer. Unfortunatly, shes also getting the majority of the good druid drops while shes also getting all the fragments, so its a little depressing to anyone else in the guild. I like the idea of the person getting the mace being required to sit back and and pass on all the other loot unless someone else is feeling very generous and decides to pass to the person getting the frags. Getting good gear and a legendary doesnt = fair. (but what can I say - the druid is the GM, and unfortunatly a lootwhore, but its a low pop server and not much else can be done unless you are in a decent guild already)
5-12-2009 @ 6:05AM
V Magius said..."An officer from outside the group or not one who would roll should have spoken in chat explaining everything or it just looks like the raid leader ninjaed the shiny." That's because He DID ninja it! He can try to justify it as much as you like, after the fact but his other healers have a valid right to be upset with Him. He did not discuss it with the raid or even with the other healers. He only decided "I win" and then effectively tried to shame his healers into accepting that he deserve it.In this situation I would have /gquite on the spot & I strongly suggest his healers do this.
5-19-2009 @ 8:47AM
I am sorry by putting in the weak justification its just like the key to eye it gives me the impression that it was handled differently than expressed. #1 as an officer you have to put the health of the guild over your own wants. I dont believe this is what happened it seems more likely that he made his case of why he should get it to the other offiicers and not discussed how it should be handled. #2 it was never opened up as a guild discussion which in the case of loot, which is what it is , is always a bad idea. To obliquely decide to pass it to an officer with no prior guild discussion just suggests that there is favoritism. Not that I am saying how the other healers maybe handling it is right. If they are refusing to heal that is completely immature and would just make me feel they don't deserve the fragment. But reading between the lines that may just not be true. It seems that this officer is looking to be told what he did was right. Should he have gotten it? I think an officer whos main is healing should be the 1 to get the fragments 1st. They are more invested in the guild and the guild should get the benefit of having that mace being used on behalf of the guild.
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