Jan 13th 2012 11:27AM I know this topic has been done to death, but after running DS using the RF last night on my mage and druid and being witness to the behaviour I feel something needs to be done surrounding the loot ninja’s.
Out of 16 bosses there was not one where this didn’t happen. Anyone that could need on an item was doing so and then opening it up to the highest bidder from their realm. I have been waiting for any token for my mage bar the shoulders so I can benefit from the tier set bonus and the helm, chest and legs token dropped throughout my run, I didn’t win any of the rolls although I came second for the helm. I was then offered it by the player who had won the roll for 1.5k as he was on the same realm as me. I point blank refused to pay for it and asked him if he didn’t need it why roll!? His reply pissed me off as much as the situation “Ive already got the item for both my specs but id rather roll and see if there is someone from my server in the group willing to pay me for it than not roll at all. At least this way I might make some decent gold” I normally keep these things out of raid chat as the drama is not worth it but this time I posted it into raid chat and asked them to remove him as he was only there to make money from selling the drops. They removed him so he now had a drop that was no use to him and the people who needed it now have to wait till next week at least for another try. This guy continued to gloat about how the only reason he runs LFR now was to make money and how he has made over 50k since it was introduced. Gone are the days I could just tell trade chat about him and his chances of being invited to a group for the next few weeks would be slim to none.
After every boss we had to go through this with different people, not just on tokens but on anything that dropped and the same reason was given every time. The person had rolled just to sell it to someone in the group for a tidy profit. I know it’s a very difficult situation for blizz. I mean I don’t want RF to be taken away as I don’t have the time to dedicate to a raiding guild and its allowed me to experience the end content I wouldn’t otherwise see but I really would like to see something done to tackle this.
Sorry for the prelude but now to my question. I personally feel that BoP should be applied to RF loot and remove the 2hr transfer window to people within the same group. Drop the vendor value of these items to a nominal 10 silver (only a suggested value). This will prevent people from needing purely for the intention of selling to another raid member, and also stops the people who I have experienced needing just to vendor as its 45g they wouldn’t otherwise earn. Do you feel this would have a positive effect on the loot drama surrounding RF? and what idea’s have you got for possible fixes.
Jan 10th 2012 1:21PM You refrenced Panda for mass milling in a previous article and setting up so you can AFK mill while going to the gym, on this advice i downloaded and have been using since, its a great addon, however i have never been able to set it up so i can mill all herbs in my bag and not have to sit pressing the button over and over. Please can you tell me how this is set up :)
Jan 10th 2012 11:26AM You may as well paint a bulls eye on your head so that all hackers know to target you if this happend.
Jan 10th 2012 7:04AM Massively agree with this statement. My JC has 10 epic pats but i only cut 3 of them once a week. My Intellect gem costs 3k min to buy mats and i struggle to sell them at 3.4k. yes i know a 400g profit isn’t bad, but its a massive outlay and after AH's cut and listing costs i only make around 200g. its such a small payoff for such a big risk. I can make 250g per Inferno ruby i sell/cut. Bringing this to my point. its keeping JC's out of the market as the risks are just too high, this in turn is keeping the prices extremely high and there are not many people who are going to pay 3.5k per gem on any realm, the ones i do sell have mostly gone to high end raiders where over all the gems the extra stat actually helps them down HC mode bosses.
Making the raw materials more readily available (not to much btw) will allow the market to force the price down to a more affordable price.
Just to put this is perspective, I have 2 raiding toons 2/8 HC DS that have no epic gems. Due to the cost of the raw materials i cannot justify spending 30k+ on each toon for an extra 100 increase in a core stat. and then again as i upgrade my gear again. i actually don’t have the amount of gold needed to do this either.
Just so its clear I have only explained the gold values of this to illustrate my point. I am not complaining about the lack of gold I can make as I only play the markets to make a gold so I can buy enchants, flasks and everything else that costs you gold., I am stating that I would love to be able to kit my toons out with epic gems but I just cant afford or even justify the cost.
Just to put this is perspective, I have 2 raiding toons 2/8 HC DS that have no epic gems. Due to the cost of the raw materials i cannot justify spending 30k+ on each toon for an extra 100 increase in a core stat. and then again as i upgrade my gear again. i actually dont have the amount of gold needed to do this eather.
Dec 16th 2011 10:32AM If i win i promise to finally level fishing on my toons :)
Dec 15th 2011 11:03AM Im in
Dec 8th 2011 11:29AM I have had this happen twice, one of which was also a Druid. I have also been in groups where people have the same name as people in my guild. It freaky when i happens but pretty cool.
Dec 1st 2011 8:36AM I had a day not far off as you describe……
It was TBC end game and It was a Saturday. Through out the day of doing dailies, picking up left over quests, grinding and listing myself on the old school LFG tool (If you were there, you know what I mean) I was continuously ganked by corpse camping rouges, fighting for my skins after killing animals by lazy gits, fighting for spawns for dailies and quests’ after all this I was already raging and with the few Dungeons I ran being hard work and fruitless. Then I get an invite for a HC I think it was Mana Tombs, although im sure I forget the name although I know it was the one I had been wanting all day, great im thinking……….. spent the next 5 mins trying to escape a corpse camping rouge and was ready to go. The run wasn’t easy but I remember thinking as long as my helm drops’ the name of which I cant remember (I think purposely) it will make up for the day ive had. We down him……….anticipation is killing me as the tank moves to loot………… BINGO my helm drops. Im the only leather wearing party member…. The tank and the rest of the DPS congrats me as I have told them my perils of the day and how much I wanted it……. The shammy healer stays silent…. Needs, wins and drops group with a “HAHAHAHAHAHAHA”
That’s it ive “blown my conkers” as we say the UK, I mean I really lost the plot, im shouting at my PC “YOU ******* NINJA” and don’t know what to do with myself. I explained to my guild what happened and told them I wont be back for a long time if at all. Rage quit and that was it for 7 months.
When I finally did log back into the game tho, I was still in my guild and they all said “welcome back, you were away a lot longer than we all though but we knew you would be back”
Oct 20th 2011 11:32AM Lol im form the UK and with my Sky TV package i have upwards of 600 channels. I know we are small in comparison but we dont live in the dark ages.
Sep 27th 2011 11:58AM I love the idea of a melee healer, and the monk idea is great. Idd a tank healing melee option would be difficult to balance but a beacon of light type ability for the healer could be ne concept. I personally love the idea of introducing a new healer whilst going completely against the grain.