Oct 31st 2009 10:51AM Meh, any system can be abused. The best solution is to know who you are grouping with. There is a guy on my server who to this day, any time he tries to put a PUG raid together, trade lights up with "IS THE DST ON RESERVE?" Just be smart about who you run with and don't freak out when rare mounts are ninja'd. Because they almost always are.
As someone who runs PUG raids on occasion, I'm not to into the idea of a down rating system. I've been accused of ninja'ing (though never to myself) physical dps pvp loot to tanks, items like the satchel of spoils from Sarth (I always use a 1-25 roll because it's easier than sorting through 25 different ones), and for giving loot best suited to a certain spec over what the roll was (no, hunters, you cannot have the strength weapon, so sorry). Most people who come to my pugs leave happy, so it would be annoying to have a handful of not so bright people ruining my fun.
Aug 3rd 2009 12:36PM Bet you money that the original owner (scammed or not) was fooling around on the armory and saw that his old character was geared out, then reclaimed the account. I've seen it happen before.
I wouldn't buy an account and think it is exceptionally stupid to do so, but if you really, really think you have to? Shell out the money to change the toon's name.
Sep 18th 2008 2:15PM Shadown, what are you smoking?
You don't get that just because I spent the gold to use a spell, that doesn't mean it's something effective for me to use, do you? Or that there are some spells I can't learn period because I have another spec? As a feral druid, I'm not specced appropriately or geared correctly to do what you are suggesting all at once. It's impossible.
So I can buff people. Okay. But I don't because the resto druids do it better. You think I can CC things? Get ready to vanish because that spell is going to get resisted. And oops, you just lost Leader of the Pack because I had to shift forms to fail at CC. So now you're dead because the mob I was supposed to CC ate you. I can b rez you, but don't look at me for heals because after all that shifting, the CC spells, and the welfare buff, I'll need to save my mana to get back into cat form because I have so little. Offensive spells? I just told you I was OOM.
Boomkins and resto druids have more leeway to do what the other does because they both have mana, but they can't do what I do. The tank went down, go go bear form? Oh, wait, our on the spot bearkin just got one shotted because he isn't def capped. LOLWUTFAIL.
Yeah, being druids gives us choices. But that's the point - we HAVE to choose. We are a hybrid CLASS, we don't really have hybrid SPECS in PVE. And we can't change our minds in the middle of a raid. So stop QQ'ing over the kitties.