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10-27-2009 @ 8:00AM
Regardless of the situation this one question needs to be answered and understood by the players in the run you are in: What is the function of a “roll” in this raid?Options:1. The right for an equal chance to use that item on your toon.2. The right for an equal chance to assign the item to the person of your choice.3. The right for an equal chance to sell the item to anyone making you an offer after the item has been allocated.Should you agree that a roll made on a specific item gives you the right to use that item yourself, and yourself only, then option one applies to you and those running with you. Relationships are independent from rolling.Should you believe that rolling on an item grants you the right to be your own one-person-version of a loot council, and the power to pass an item off to whoever you wish, including yourself - then option two is for you. Should you join raids to make money from being an opportunist option three is for you.As an extra note for options two and three: If you like these then every single person in the raid should be allowed the opportunity to roll on every item, regardless of item type or usability. I also hope the people you are running with are wise enough to appreciate this and share the same ethics you have. Else, comfort yourself with the knowledge that it’s just a game – and who needs ethics in a game? I’d have to say that there is probably more options possible for what a “roll” represents, but the few listed above cover the bulk of the issues raised so far.Work out what rights making a “roll” gives, agree upon this with your fellow raiders, and you won’t have any problems with what happens to loot.
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