Wed 3 Sep, 2008
It never fails… something that in your mind should be soooo simple just turns into a big huge debate. Last night I was on just messing around. I’m working on my second druid lately because I’ve decided to have a feral and a Boomkin. I like the flexibility and I’m sick and tired of having 57 gear sets. But back to the rant at hand.
I’ve listen for over a year to people bitch at me about loot. God is it frustrating. There’s no winning the damned arguement. We’ve kept it simple for our Kara runs. Its very simple.. there’s 10 people in the instance. If you want a purple primary spec you can roll on it. Once you’ve won an epic everyone else who wants a piece primary spec gets first shot. So for instance if there are two warriors and Warrior A wins the first roll, he can’t roll on the next piece of Primary Warrior loot unless the other warrior doesn’t want it. All the loot is treated the same. So T4 tokens fall under the same rules. The only thing that falls out of the normal rules is things like pattern drops and stuff like that… that has to be specific to the people who are present and can use the pattern.
But my god… I’ve been listening to the same damned crap for a year.
Person A says, “we don’t need a better loot system… its only a 10 man.. anything else is just overkill.”
Person B says, “But I’ve been coming to Kara for over a 9 months and I keep losing my T4 helm to someone’s 2nd and third alt… when the hell am I going to get my T4 helm????”
Person C says, “LOOT GIMMEE!!!!!”
Its like the damned circus where I’m force to sit in the middle and listen to everyone bitch AT ME! Christ… get over it. Its the bad part about being a raid organizer. If you don’t make adjustments, people bitch at you because the current system is unfair to them… if you do make adjustments your putting someone else at a disadvantage… my god… I just realized… I’m in management… where’s my pay increase????
Its awefully late in the process to go changing systems now, but what I’m trying to do is set the stage for the expansion. Am I planning on burning to 80 and then starting raiding in three weeks? NO…. but!!!! But…. my goal is to ensure that whatever system we use, someone isn’t going to get screwed over and over and over again.
I HATE random rolls. Not because its unfair, but lets say this… it SUCKS. You are taking a random loot drop and then randomizing it again. At least with some sort of loot system you can be assured that you’ll get SOMETHING at some point. If for three months only one piece of DPS caster gear drops each week, you don’t have to feel like shit because you lost every damned roll for three friggin months.
We’ve all been there… someone new walks into Kara and in two damned weeks they better geared than the 9 damned months it took healer B to get there. Its just luck of the draw. I’ve been there on friggin shaman night so DAMNED many times it makes me sick.. Every damned piece… look a totem.. look enhancement shaman gear… look elemental shaman gear… look healer shaman gear… GOD DAMN IT THERE ARE NO MORE SHAMAn IN THE FRIGGIN RAID!!!!
Sorry its my own personal bitch, but why shouldn’t someone who’s there every damned week have first shot at a piece if it drops? Do I want to exclude newbies? No. Hell honestly they gear up faster than the people who were there for 9 months, but jesus… when that one elusive piece drops, the person who was there forever should get first shot at it. 99% of the time the newbies get all the damned stuff we were going to shard anyways if they weren’t there… so gearing up is quick and easy for them most of the time.
Plus no offense… but I agree with people who bitch about this… if I’m raiding on my main… I know I’m in a casual guild, but if I lose to someone’s third damned alt through Kara I get pissed. I’m not your personal gearing up machine. Yes I’ve done it too, but honestly I’ve been screwed by it myself at times and its frustrating. Honestly in the expansion I’m personally planning on NOT bringing in more than one or two characters to raid EVER. We have people with kara gear on 4-7 toons. That’s a bit excessive don’t you think????
Ok we return you to your regularly scheduled program…. I’ll go sit in the corner and figure out how to please everyone all the time… I’ll be back when I figure it out…. :p