A friend of mine was recently regaling to me some drama surrounding his guild when a member felt he deserved the Elementium Gem Cluster for Fangs of the Father. This rogue is in pretty poor standing with the guild but has been in it a while, and he only recently started attending their 25-man raids (which is the core of their raiding initiatives). When the clusters started going to another rogue, he decided to take to the general channels and QQ about it.
Now, of course, that was pretty much exactly the wrong thing to do on his part. But there is a deeper issue that presents itself -- his opinion that he deserved the legendary.
This mindset that one deserves some specific purple pixels on the screen always surprises me to some extent but even more so when those pixels are orange. Some folks -- those who are active in guilds nonstop and show up to nearly everything -- obviously are great candidates for the legendary. But does anyone really deserve it just because they're awesome? And even in the case of the super-active player, isn't getting a legendary just a once-in-a-blue-moon added bonus?
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