Feb 24th 2012 10:33AM This is what's happened to me on numerous toons with various types of gear. I've just about quit WoW over it because of people who take gear they don't need and - sometimes - can't even get benefit from. I can't wait for Mists (as in, I don't know if I can't hold out that long) because of this and I'm sure I can't be the only person (out of the 10M+ players) who might be considering quitting over this. Sure, we're probably a drop in the bucket but the point still stands.
Feb 24th 2012 10:29AM And that's the problem.
The raiders (of any level of skill) don't want "Bob" in there - whether Bob is the 10k dpser or the healer who is coming in 7th or 8th on healing. Everyone wants a shot at the gear and anyone who gets in their way is too anonymous. If I'm in a raiding guild, I know that I can trust my Guild Leader, Raid Leader, Master Looter or whoever to be fair with the loot - or I know I can leave for a better environment. With LFR you can't do that - all you can do is hope that next time the jerks that show up will be rolling on a different token type or something like that.
The problem is that once someone starts rolling on gear to trade to a friend, everyone has to do it. Short of making LFR gear untradeable, there's no "easy" way to fix this. You'd have to start getting into things like tiered ignore lists or GMs being authorized to remove gear from people who "legally" won it. Or you'd need a way to let players tag other players as greedy jerks that can't be abused. Unfortunately, LFR has reduced the community to the lowest common denominator as everyone does everything they can to get any/every edge for getting loot. It's not about fun or seeing the raid or the fights or the scenery or the lore - it's just plain about purps now, and that's sad.
Feb 24th 2012 10:21AM The problem with spec is that it only solves part of the problem. It doesn't take out the idiots who will roll on anything/everything they can. And you can only /ignore so many people. I've had to remove all the local (same-server) people from my ignore list to ignore all the loot whores and people in PvP gear who don't pull their weight. Ultimately, there are no consequences for being a jerk - except the fact that you might have gotten something that someone else actually needed.
Feb 24th 2012 10:15AM Honestly, I've just about quit WoW over this. I hate logging in and after playing daily for years I hardly even log in anymore.
I was happily running 3 toons through LFR every week for a while (once they were geared for it). I've lost the agility axe (on an enhancement shaman) to multiple elemental shamans. I've lost tier and trinkets (on multiple toons) to people who already had it - just so they could use it as trade bait, especially for the weapons in the back half. Or, even worse, I've lost things to people who wanted to try to sell the items to people who were on their same server. And, on my holy paladin, I've lost a neck and a shield to ret paladins who rolled on it (presumably) just because they could.
There only seem to be a couple of defenses against this. Either you just roll need on everything, too, and be a complete jerk or you go in with guildmates and everyone rolls on everything and sort it out later. Or you can be like me, be nice and hope you don't lose rolls to people. The issue, ultimately, is that "need" no longer means what the dictionary says it does.
The worst part? Blizzard can't really do anything about it unless they parse your gear, your bags, and your bank to make sure that you don't roll on anything you already have a copy of. I've seen it said that there's no MMO that could kill WoW but the WoW community is pretty close to doing it. Not the types that tend to float around places like WoW Insider but more the folks who complain on the forums or lurk in the darker corners of places like MMO Champion.
Feb 15th 2012 11:13AM Are you talking about doing it at 85 or at 60/70/80?
I would think that if you want to do it at-level, folks like Screams of the Past would be a good place to start. If you want to do it at the level cap, you might want to take your suggestion to the official forums to see if you can find people - though I don't know how many would be willing to give out their RealID info "just" for legacy raiding.
Feb 15th 2012 11:09AM Female Gnome Shadow Priest in Black Mageweave gear.
And yes, I have one. :D
Feb 15th 2012 11:08AM Yo Dawg, we heard you like doors to Old Ironforge?
Feb 14th 2012 11:22AM Wait.. you mean not everyone gets WoW Insider updates via ARCHIE?
Feb 13th 2012 2:22PM We were all quite sad and confused because, frankly, Kadzeroth's dad would have been happy to let him sit around and drink and watch tv - but getting online and hanging out with real friends was out of the question.
Honestly, I think in that respect, Kadzeroth hated living with his dad.