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1-11-2012 @ 4:01AM
Can we also talk about complaining when you lose your roll on gear? I suppose this would apply more to keeping your tanks happy, but it may apply in some situations to healers too (though as a healer, I never roll need on the +hit pieces). Let me just share with you the conversation:"Hey man! Why did you need on the dps gear?!?"--"Because my main spec is dps.""Then queue as a dps!"--"Um, I did. I queued as both tank and dps.""Well, it's rude for a tank to roll on dps gear!"--"But it's not rude for a dps that could have a tank spec to not learn to tank and never queue as such so that all the other dps have to wait that much longer in their dungeon queues?""Whatever, Ninja."If I were ever to win a roll against a "pure" class, then I'd feel bad and give them the loot. But as a tank I never compete on rolls against mages, locks, rogues or hunters--unless I'm running a bear. But then the agility gear I roll on really is "tank gear" for that toon. One drop off of Mannoroth stands out in my memory because a ret pally tried to give me a verbal dressing down when my DK tank won the roll on the Str. 2-hander that drops (the one with Expertise and Mastery, I think) and I wouldn't turn over this "dps" weapon to him. He was NOT getting that weapon from me for two reasons: 1) he obviously wasn't familiar with DK tank stats, and 2) I was upgrading from the i346 blue sword from Heroic Stonecore. But honestly, I think the biggest whiners I've met in-game have been dps warriors and DK's. And NOTHING makes me more unhappy as a healer/tank than whiners.
1-11-2012 @ 9:27AM
Funny story about not winning loot:A few guildies were doing one of the new HCs and we brought my BF along so he could see the dungeons (he's very casual and mainly a solo player, so he doesn't theorycraft and stuff to be top notch). His gear was mainly blues, but still enough to enter the LFD. his DPS was very low, but the rest of us could make up for it.He wins a piece of loot, and the one pug in the group loses. Then has a fit because "he does bad DPS, he doesn't deserve loot"Eh.. what? He does poor DPS because his gear is bad. Won't better gear help him with that?So, we vote kicked the bastard.I wish people would stop acting like selfish brats, who think stuff belongs to them, and that they're the only ones entitled to it :(
1-11-2012 @ 11:07AM
"I wish people would stop acting like selfish brats, who think stuff belongs to them, and that they're the only ones entitled to it :( "THIS!"Need what you need, I say, and let the RNG gods handle the rest." But not acting like a spoiled brat also goes so very, very far in helping a PUG to not devolve into a horrible experience.
1-17-2012 @ 3:43PM
I little bit of politeness goes a long way when it comes to gear. It's only polite to check if the gear that isn't in the spec you are running in, is needed by people running in that spec.Truth is, I love what they have done with the raid finder in specifying who they intended the gear for. I was in a group where the shaman won the caster staff that dropped off the last boss. Normally that would have half the raid/group in an uproar, but the fact that shaman are clearly listed on the staff as being one of the classes it was intended for, silenced most of the complaints before they could even start.
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