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4-16-2010 @ 5:08PM
Robin wrote:"Friends who aren't dating conspire for loot nastiness all the time. Just because two people aren't romantically involved doesn't mean they will automatically behave better than those who are. The fact is that most loot conspiracies and raid invitation bias occur between people who are just friends."The fact that loot conspiracies happen mostly between friends has more to do with the fact that there are more "friend" pairs than "couple" pairs, and doesn't really inform this situation since we KNOW they're a couple. For example, suppose there are more Jewish people in US than in Israel. But if I'm curious if somebody is Jewish and I know their from Israel, that's still important knowledge. [Caveat for those who fail at logic: this is not to equate Judaism with loot conspiracy.] Lisa says it correctly:"A couple in a romantic relationship is no more likely to cheat on loot rules than friends in a platonic relationship. Cheaters cheat -- it has nothing to do with their sexual orientation"But who knows where she gets the data for that conclusion! :) On another note, Lisa, your reply indicates a misinterpretation of the letter. Morton makes no conclusions about cheating based on sexual orientation. He is not concerned that they'll cheat because they are homosexual. He's concerned because they are a couple and nobody knows it. The issue of orientation only arises in the increased sensitivity of the situation, since Morton cannot reveal the relationship. Unless of course you were referring to their sexual orientation vis-a-vis each other :pThis is not to say that I disagree with your conclusions. :) While there's no guarantee that a particular piece of loot will drop again, Robin makes good points about the social nature of guilds and I think that the non-officer boyfriend is more likely than not going to get less loot because the officer will be concentrating on not favoring him. (Then again, this is a general observation and it's hard to say without knowing the guild/people!)
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