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5-11-2009 @ 1:15PM
While the obvious is obvious to outsiders, people's perceptions of the situation almost invariably cloud the facts. The other two healers, all else being equal, are operating under their own perception and belief structure...which of course means that since they didnt get the fragment, obviously the person who did is a selfish prick.Will, on the other hand reached outside of his perception/belief bubble to the other officers to come to the correct conclusion. Good call on his part. Having another officer explain the salient points of the leadership's position would have been better, as anything coming out of Will's mouth at that moment, no matter how cogent, would have been seen as patronizing and self-serving to the other healers, no matter how correct the choice was.
5-11-2009 @ 6:36PM
I see your point in this. Hindsight and outside observer, it looks like the officer did the right thing.I can also see the point from the other healers' view. Making some assumptions because these points aren't brought up; the officer is a selfish prick and the other officers are showing favoritism.All we have is the officer's word, but let's assume he is completely honest here. What we don't see is him explaining this to the other healers in detail before taking the fragment. 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.Which sounds better:RL: Ok, we've determined this goes to me, no rolls. Yoink.orRL: Ok, the other officers and I have discussed it. We feel that it would be in the best interest of the guild if I receive the item. It is a similar drop as ItemX in RaidY, so those rules apply. And, as I have been in the guild the longest and make z% of raids, it is best. If you have an questions you can whisper the other officers. Everyone OK with that? You have one minute.I'm leaning towards option 2. It explains the decision and gives me a chance to confer with the officers that the conversation did actually happen. It also keeps it from looking like the officers are just trying to get themselves the good stuff.
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