Unless you are a Ridiculously Lucky Bastard
, odds are good that you've gone the length of your time in the game without managing to get a particular drop you really wanted. It's been a running joke in my guild that, try as I might, I can never get Pillar of Ferocity
to drop from Anetheron
. It didn't once drop in the near-year I ran Hyjal
during Burning Crusade
, and it sure isn't dropping during our occasional fun runs now.
I don't even know why I want it as badly as I do. It wasn't a giant upgrade back in the day given how oddly it was itemized for Druid tanks in comparison to the Wildfury Greatstaff
, and it's sure as heck not an upgrade now. But every so often I find myself staring at Atlasloot
in celebrated Captain Ahabesque
fashion, being driven to the brink of madness over an elusive
weapon that is among the last of that now-vanishing breed, the feral tanking staff.
A Restoration Shaman pal spent each Hyjal alongside me waiting for a pair of Howling Wind Bracers
that never came (let's face it, Hyjal hated us), and our Holy Paladin colleague went more than a year in Karazhan without ever seeing a Shard of the VIrtuous
. With gear consolidation in Wrath
and generally smaller loot lists all-around, you get the slightly more exciting problem of being more likely to see a drop but losing it to someone else, possibly multiple times (see: Illustration of the Dragon Soul
, enormous popularity thereof). Spill, folks; what are your horror stories?
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