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9-10-2009 @ 10:28AM
I disagree with your argument that the player should not have been able to roll on the items because he was a different spec for the fight. The guild asked the player, who was a different spec up until that point, to change specs because they needed him to do so or else they could not continue with the raid. Due to that, it should only reason that the player be able to roll on the item that dropped for his primary spec, and perhaps even for his (currently playing) off spec.The guild leader melted down when she should have been thinking how nice it was to beat the boss and get (the raid) anything at all due to the player changing specs mid raid in support of the guild.
9-07-2009 @ 1:46PM
I think you misunderstood (I did at first as well).The article writer assumed that the GM was using his alt spec and that the DPS warrior (who tanked in this particular scenario) also was using his alt spec. Therefore, the DPS warrior should have gotten the piece, since it was his main spec (even though he didn't use it at the time).Loot rules in guilds should be different from those in PUGs. In PUGs, you roll on the spec you're running with, but in guilds you roll with the one you MOST OFTEN play as, since that's what benefits the guild the most. And I think that's what the article writer was implying.
9-08-2009 @ 2:04PM
I personally love this column so no offense to Scott, or the person who wrote in, but they both made the article confusing.Warrior - main spec dps, was asked to tank a certain fight. A paladin, the guild leader, was also a tank. A tanking mace dropped and they both rolled for it. Warrior won. GL got pissy.The person who wrote in made it sound like the mace that dropped was a DPS mace and he gave it to the person who's main spec was dps. Then Scott made it clear that the mace was for tanking and obviously shouldn't have went to the person who's main spec was DPS (which I am with him 100% on main spec>off spec). The later on Scott says the Pally could have rolled on dps gear making it seem like he confused the person who was asked to tank to be a pally and not a warrior.Since I have read through it a couple times I understand the story and my opinion is main spec>off spec. Because, had a dps weapon dropped the warrior who tanked would have wanted it I am sure, and even though the guild leader did do some cry baby things, I would have to hope he would give the dps weapon to the main spec dps.
9-08-2009 @ 2:10PM
I also forgot to add, couldn't the GM or Master Looter just said, "Oh my mistake, main spec over offspec," and then traded the item to the Guild Leader and solved all of that? Make the loot rules more clear next time. Because, like I said, if they dropped Thorim and a DPS weapon dropped, I am sure the warrior wouldn't have been happy if he didn't get to roll being that he tanked that fight when DPS is his main spec.
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