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4-19-2010 @ 10:17PM
The problem here is one of perception.The guy who wanted the gear talked about it all the time, everyone knew he wanted it, it dropped, everyone (nearly so, at least) was congratulating him on it... then he didn't wind up getting it.'Since pretty much the entire guild knew he wanted it, and congratulated him on it dropping, he thought it was his, but then he lost the roll. From his view, he already had it, then it was 'taken'.The other person who rolled and won obviously wanted it too, since they rolled. They won, and kept it, but now are demonized for having followed the rules... likely making them defensive over it.I've been on the losing end before, I've been on the winning end. I can understand both. What probably should have happened is that the person who lost the roll should have asked the person who won, nicely, if they would pass the piece of gear over since the roll's loser wanted it so much. They could have offered any number of additional guarantees or promises on passes in the winner's favor in the future... or tangible things like gold or orbs, but the roll's winner was the person who got to decide who the item went to.If it was me in that situation, I definitely wouldn't have been happy, I'm sure. I likely would not have raided with that person again for a good long time. I likely would have excused myself from the raid, logged out, and not sign up for a raid for at least a few weeks. If nothing else, the gear was obviously too important, so a break from it would have been healthy. The way that we're whipping through tiers of gear here, a break of a month or two is enough to skip a partial tier and everyone will reset anyway and be badge grinding again. I don't think running the guild into the dirt is an answer though in any case.
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