Dec 20th 2009 9:35AM OMG! that is too funny you wrote about this. Last week just before our raid as a joke I started demoting everyone and demanding that I see their pups before I would re-promote them again for this exact reason! The whole guild got a good laugh out of it.
Sep 30th 2009 5:15PM She is so charmingly awkward...
Jul 7th 2009 3:08PM @Graham Ribchester
Not nearly to the scale that this change will allow for. If you were to do this on a daily basis like this change allows you do to...you would get flagged by the GM's and eventually refused since it is clear you are up to no good and causing them loads of unnecessary work.
Jun 29th 2009 4:55PM I followed your link and read your post. While I see your logic where unfortunately many others did not you yourself missed a critical part of my post. All of your examples cited "opening the letters simultaneously". You cited it that way, whether purposely or not, for a reason. Ethically speaking if all letters were opened at the same time one could conclude that anyone opening an envelope has some personal vested interest in what is inside. My only question to you with that roll you made is...when did you decide to give the gloves to your friend? Before you rolled and won or after? Ethically it makes a difference.
My post points out the possibility of an unethical roll where guildy B didn't decide to roll until after he saw guildy A lose. Since the game does not allow for simultaneous rolling it opens the door for unethical rolls.
Recite your last example with the envelopes but instead don't have them opened simultaneously. Have them opened one at a time with 1 person not wanting to open their envelope cause they are on a diet and don't want the cookies anyhow. Calculate the odds of winning for everyone. Now...have that person change their mind after seeing who lost and who won...and then decide to open their envelope as well. Not because they had a vested interest of what was inside...but instead because the didn't want the person who should have won...to be the winner. Recalculate the odds of everyone winning now. The odds are now different because of an unethical decision.
Jun 24th 2009 4:31PM Hmm I foresee this happening a lot then:
Guildy A rolls - 5
Pug rolls - 55
Guildy B (who wasn't going to roll until he saw Guildy A lose) rolls - 95
Master Looter gives Guildy B the loot
Guild B secretly gives Guildy A the loot he should have lost.
Pug loses hardcore.
Jun 22nd 2009 4:53PM @Clevins
"why did I run Naxx all those times to try to grab one more piece of loot to make my toon better?"
You just defined epeen man? Like...why did I spend that extra $10k on the sports car when the sedan still gets me to work? And I'm not saying that running Naxx over and over to grab that one more piece of loot to make your toon better is wrong. I'm just saying you didn't do it because if you didn't your raid would constantly wipe in Uld. You did it because like the rest of us...you enjoy playing the game and want to see that IMBA score go up and naturally strive for perfection. Just because someone else is wearing your same gear but got it differently does not take what you did away from you. You guys are all looking at the finish line but constantly seem to forget how much you enjoyed the ride.
Jun 22nd 2009 4:38PM @Neodarkmatter
"I myself is disappointed in this since it will allow those level 80 noobs to hop straight into Ulduar when they can't even understand the mechanics of the Naxx bosses."
Seriously...if they still can't get past the Naxx bosses yet who cares if they can now jump straight into Ulduar? They will just sit there endlessly wiping on Flame Leviathan anyhow since they won't be able to even understand that mechanic of that fight either. How does that have any effect on you?
Everyone who complains about this are all talking out both sides of their mouths. Because any real hardcore player knows that its about skill not gear that makes them successful yet when Blizz makes gear easier to get for casual players all those hard core players start screaming that now the noobs can do everything they can do. Well ya know what? They can't. Even with the gear they are just gonna sit there stuck at the beginning of the Uld just like are they are now in NAX and will not even come close to a hardcore players progression. So stop crying about it.
Jun 22nd 2009 3:11PM You won't be stuck with hundreds of badges of heroism/valor though since you will be able to buy the new epic uncut gems with them. And with all the easy to get conquest badges you will have lots of new phat lootz to gem up. Eventually via that...Heroism's should eventually be completely phased out of the game unless you are still willing to downgrade your conquests badges to Heroism. But at that point it would probably being easier and/or more economical to just prospect for them.
See Blizz thought of everything this time! *smirk*
Jun 19th 2009 3:49PM I like what your sellin' jtxdriggers!
Jun 19th 2009 3:43PM @Tzi
I totally understand your point on this but the same could be said for when they switched the system from Kara/Gruul to Nax10/Nax25. It is not so much that they are switching things late in the game and messing with us after we built our rosters...it is more that they tried yet another raid model and that model has proven inferior. Imagine if Blizz took that stance on things like you are suggesting where they just stick with the first model they put out and not willing to try different ones? We'd all still be doing those nightmare 40-man raids with graveyards that are over 1000 yards away and a 10 minute run back to the raid front door. I'm glad they are willing to revamp their stuff and try out new models...that is how progress is made.