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Mists of Pandaria: Raid Finder loot system changes clarified {WoW}

Mar 19th 2012 6:27PM His statement isn't an ironclad 'this is MoP's loot system'. It's more a statement that Blizz acknowledges there's an issue with the current loot system in LFR and that they'll be trying different approaches to remedy the issue.

Mists of Pandaria: Female pandaren {WoW}

Mar 19th 2012 3:03AM That's a raccoon.

Breakfast Topic: What's your one wish for Mists of Pandaria? {WoW}

Mar 16th 2012 8:52AM Have all professions be profitable and useful. Nothing like sinking thousands of gold into something that come end-game means negligible profit generation.

WoW Moviewatch: ZA {WoW}

Mar 8th 2012 6:39PM 'Zed' is how a lot of people in former British colonies pronounce the letter 'z'. She's probably Canadian.

One gear set for PvE and PvP in Mists of Pandaria? {WoW}

Mar 7th 2012 3:13PM I think those feelings of animosity would exist if Blizz rolled out something like this. I like the PvE community would have the most to say, as PvPers would queue up for LFR groups with the intent of getting easy tokens to turn into PvP gear instead of actually PvPing.

The Queue: Let us cling together {WoW}

Mar 3rd 2012 6:54PM Do you think with the removal of resistances that Blizzard will be giving different racial buffs to compensate for the lost racial?

Does a video game have to force us to make good choices? {WoW}

Feb 20th 2012 3:13PM In regards to people rolling on all loot with the intent to trade it, I offer an allegory, one used is socioeconomic or enviroeconomic classes. It has to deal with the concept of The Commons. I'll explain first as it was explain to me.

The Commons is any resource publicly available, without restriction and specific control, for manipulation, acquisition, and capitalization. In the allegory, we'll have the commons be a plot of land for grazing. Size is inconsequential for this. Say on this plot of land you have multiple herders with their respective flocks. Say they keep their flocks of respective sizes and of the same kind of animal. The pressures on all the flocks and the herders is approximately the same. No one is taking and undue share of the available resources. Competition is at a minimum, if existent at all.

Now, Imagine that one of these herders does something that changes that dynamic. Say they increase their flock size. Or, perhaps they get another animal that does damage to the plot of land to make it unusable by the other herders. (this actually was a RL issue in the old west, as introduced sheep would eat plants down to the ground, killing them, whereas cows would pull the leaves off of plants, damaging them but not killing them, allowing them regrow.)

This herder has now started to take a larger share of the available resources. With no control over how resources are managed this herder can do whatever they damn well please.

How do the other herders respond? Do they ignore this new competition by taking some higher moral ground, stating that "I will not sink to that level and hurt the others around me. It's unfair. So what if I go hungry, my spouse goes hungry, my children go hungry. I'm doing the right thing." People with that mindset, if this were a real life situation would be driven out of this resource at best, or at worst they would starve. With increased competition for a limited resource those that don't compete die.

The only way to compete for someone taking advantage of a limited resource more than you is to compete equally or better for the same resource. This is called the tragedy of the commons.

Right or wrong isn't really worth worry about, and clouds the issue of what people are engaging in LFR. As soon as one person out of those 25 starts rolling on things they don't need, it behooves everyone in the raid to roll on everything and attempt to get the largest share of the loot pie they can. Until people are given incentive to either not roll all together on stuff they already have or penalized for the same action, you should roll on everything you can in LFR.

Blue Posts and Other WoW News: "Transsexual" being filtered, some words coming off filter list {WoW}

Jan 24th 2012 11:29PM Transsexual is being filtered, or is being added to the filtered list? It shouldn't be added and if it is currently filtered should be removed. It's a state of being, much like being a mother, brother, father, son, daughter, Mexican, Pakistani, Indian, Russian, Australian, husband, wife, spouse, lover, griever, writer, teacher, politician, toll booth attendant, or any other innumerable adjectives. It is not a condemnation.