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10-26-2009 @ 1:20PM
I haven't seen this used yet in any of my raids... however (i'm ashamed to say) i did do something similar last week... I've been running HH for the pet/mount for the past week on my main (finally got the pet to finish the meta achievement Friday, btw). In the middle of the week, I'm looking for a group for it, and one of my guildies says "i'll tank it for you if you tank it for me" (both of our tanks are alts). So we do that, since it's easier.Anyways, when i was tanking it on my alt, and he was on his main, the pet drops... everyone in the group rolls for it, and I won. After the run, I traded it to him so he could complete his Meta achievement, since i don't really care about achievements on that toon...Was it a little shady? Maybe. But at the same time, if he wasn't there i still would have rolled on it, won, and then learned the pet. I'm not going to lose any sleep over it, as it's just a holiday pet. I would think vanity items are a little different than gear upgrades.
10-26-2009 @ 1:25PM
You're horrible. It's people like you that give this game a bad name.
10-26-2009 @ 1:35PM
You didn't intend to be "shady": you were being nice to someone. It is not like you planned this ahead of time, or made deals.As far as the letter, pretty much if you are gonna make a post about it take a few screenshots proving this. Nothing more damning than a screenshot of the rolls and the GL' s gear. Then send an email to guildwatch if your thread gets particularly juicy. :-D
10-26-2009 @ 2:01PM
I did this on my druid with the time lost proto drake. I've "pass"ed over and over for months, and got tired of it, so I went ahead and rolled. I won the item over the healer who also rolled (who was doing a terrific job and was fun to run with). Well, I felt bad taking an item I will never ever use (I don't even know if I have purchased an epic flying mount, what with swift flight form and all...?) from a good player so I traded it.Then I ran CoS again the next day, won the roll again (against the wife of the guy who put the group together), and traded it yet again. I have to stop rolling on it.
10-26-2009 @ 2:17PM
Do you mean the Bronze Drake?
10-26-2009 @ 2:35PM
Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your point of view, this won't help him anyway. To get credit for the achievement you have to win the roll... traded doesn't count. I know, it just happened to me with the hallowed helm.
10-26-2009 @ 2:58PM
The pet only requires you to learn it while the helm requires you to win the roll..see blue post here...http://blue.mmo-champion.com/20/20677858469-regarding-the-sinister-calling-achievement.html
10-26-2009 @ 3:53PM
If you won a roll and then the group breaks up... and you decide after that to trade it, it's your item and you can do whatever you want with it. The group is disbanded and all is good.The problem arises when people -like that husband and wife couple mentioned earlier - roll with the intent to give them more chances for items over others. The person rolling against the husband should have gotten the item, but the wife who didn't need the item rolled and effectively ninjaed it from someone who had rightfully rolled higher. Just cuz it's no longer bop immediately doesn't justify rolling on something you can't use. It's unfair.This reminds me of my friend who dual boxes and rolls on TWO alts and then trades the item to the character who won it. (Hell, she rolls on every green item that drops and then even rolls need.) I'd use the Brewfest mount for example (since the horseman mount doesn't drop) where she rolled on both alts and then claimed "I wasn't paying attention". It's grossly unfair to a person to roll against someone with two chances to win something over your one.
10-26-2009 @ 5:16PM
Not really, every roll is random just because you won it in that instance does not mean you would have won it in any other instance. I pass on stuff I don't need since the rolls are completely random. I could roll 100's 10 rolls in a row or I could roll 1's doesn't mean if I went back in time I'd roll them again. Pure chance
10-26-2009 @ 5:18PM
Hmm I guess I did something similar during brewfest..I have a guildie who's collecting mounts (for the 100 mount achivement). In one of our Coren runs, the ram drops, and we all roll on it. I happen to win it, and get achivement and feat of strength for looting the ram (so I'm happy). I wasn't THAT interested in the ram (would have preferred the kodo!) so I gave the ram to my mount collecting guildie - I got achivement and I was happy, and he got the mount and was happy.But was it unfair to the other guildies in the run? (btw, I hadn't told my guildie I'd give him the ram if I won..)
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