Loot Ramble

Apparently if I bitch on my blog about not getting trophies, I get a trophy.  So excuse me while I bitch about it one more time, just in case. 

That said, I peeked at WoW-heroes and saw that I was…#30 in guild.  There are alts above me.  I am a victim of three things: random loot tables, fail dice rolls, and being too nice.

I am, for example, still wearing an ilevel 200 ring.  Rings have dropped.  Rings have dropped and even only had one or two other people rolling on them.  Did I roll, too?  Oh hell no.  That ring has mp5 on it…fuck if I’m going to roll against a shaman for an mp5 ring, no matter how much it trashed my other ring in all other stats. 

Said shaman would slap me aside the head for that, but there you go.

Getting gear as a priest is a lot harder than getting gear as a healing paladin, that’s for sure.  I kind of LOL at Josh, who bitches about rolling against 2 or 3 other people for tanking gear.  Honey, do you know how many mages we have?

And how many warlocks?

And how many other priests?

Can you shut the fuck up, please?

I do wonder, though, if maybe I should stomp on that behavior of mine and become more aggressive with loot.  It’s not good for your tank healers to lag behind in gear, now is it?  It is, by nature, a (somewhat) more solitary job than raid healing.  It might shed light on why I flail so hard if I don’t have Kotakh to toss supporting hots, for example.

Or…maybe not.  Maybe it’s just the nature of the beast-sometimes the tank will dip a wee bit lower than we like and heart attacks will be had regardless of healer gear.

Or maybe 3.3 will hit next week and I can just go loot hoover from the new 5 mans and it won’t matter anyway!

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  1. #1 by Rilgon Arcsinh on December 3, 2009 - 11:17 am

    fail dice rolls

    There’s your problem. Random does not a conducive guild looting system make.

  2. #2 by Celaeno on December 3, 2009 - 11:17 am

    I’m pretty sure that my paladin has better gear than Cel now, which is a sad testament to how easy it is to loot hoover as a holy paladin.

    Our raid makeup definitely isn’t priest gear friendly.

  3. #3 by Ambrosine on December 3, 2009 - 11:47 am

    @Rilgon When I’m not pugging slots for 25 mans then back to DKP it is.

    Until then…


  4. #4 by raquoon on December 3, 2009 - 12:23 pm

    @Rilgon. I disagree regarding random. My guild uses a rank/roll system. But since most of the time all the players have the same rank it comes down to roll. We just restricted to one loot per night to spread the wealth.
    @Ambrosine – You doing the right thing if is a bigger upgrade for another guildie. It just makes the raid go smoother the next round. However there is such a thing about been too nice, you can’t let yourself fall behind or it will affect your performance. Its really a judgment call.

  5. #5 by Hoho on December 3, 2009 - 12:24 pm

    Rings? There are two excellent rings sold for triumph emblems, I used both as shadow even though one has mp5 on it.

  6. #6 by Ambrosine on December 3, 2009 - 12:47 pm

    @HoHo – Yeeeeah probably my next stop. I was shoring up everything else first, rings are just one of the last areas of FAIL. Silly rings.

  7. #7 by kyrilean on December 3, 2009 - 12:50 pm

    My shaman is now #19 in guild according to WoWHeroes and I’m still sitting on an ilvl 200 trinket. Meh.

    Would it upset you to know that the trophy I sniped last night, aside from being the 2nd I’ve won this week since we did 25 on Monday is also the 3rd one I’ve won overall? :P

  8. #8 by xuna on December 3, 2009 - 1:37 pm

    BOO for ilvl200 trinkets

    and rings… and cloaks…

  9. #9 by Ambrosine on December 3, 2009 - 1:37 pm

    @Kyr – I hate you. Die in a fire.

    @Xuna – I am going to kill Arthas wearing my Naxx25 cloak. Trufax.

  10. #10 by Kae on December 3, 2009 - 2:02 pm

    A lot of the ToC drops are lacking spirit, especially in the cloaks/rings/necks/weapons department. I’m also a bit of a “I am druid, must wear leather” fanatic, so it irks me that I must wear cloth boots for lack of any leather ones available at current (I believe this can be remedied with a crafted pair in the patch).

    Also remedied in the patch are spirit-stat weapons. Happy druid.

  11. #11 by xuna on December 3, 2009 - 2:38 pm

    well… i will do the same with the egg that Coren Direbrew dropped… 43 times.

  12. #12 by Kestrel on December 3, 2009 - 2:39 pm

    Hell, I’m going to kill Arthas wearing my Cloak of the Kumiho. :(

  13. #13 by Myssidia on December 3, 2009 - 5:57 pm

    >_> If it makes you feel better, I didn’t roll on any of the trophies because I figured the core raiders should get the before me. Plus… ^^” I think I do well enough with the little I have… and I’m too impatient to save up the extra 15 or so emblems (it takes a little longer for me, since I can only go once a week =/)

  14. #14 by Nzete on December 4, 2009 - 11:15 am

    Amber, if you need the rings, trimuph vendor x2 (you dont’ every have to roll against anyone). I’ve gotten one trophy and voa25 x2 (pugs are painful but eventually pay off). I bought the 4th piece in 232 after Ony gave me a hat (was using too much of the PoH for oh crap).

    I started out behind the gear curve because I desparately didnt’ want to replace my t8 x4 as disc. (I suspect that you did the same). I still have it in my bags in case of an excess of holy pallies making me a bubble bot.

  15. #15 by Alas on December 4, 2009 - 11:32 am

    I’m always passing when I actually manage to win something (a rarity in and of itself). At least on open rolls. We’ve been trying Suicide Kings and for whatever reason when I win through that system, I won dammit!

    Love the blog, btw. Kept me very entertained for a day or so at work.

  16. #16 by Morrighan on December 14, 2009 - 6:26 am

    Its not an uncommon problem. The roll wins etc aside, I normally find myself doing the same thing at one point in a patch. It normally works like this.

    1. Early patch. I get lootz. I do good dps. /dance
    2. Mid patch. Other players come back/join us. I pass loot to them. Slowly I get further behind.
    3. Mid-late patch. I realise I’m now the worst geared melee dps. At least 2 of the people I passed loot to have stopped raiding with us.
    4. Late-patch. I start to get more demanding and point out that I passed that waist three sodding times to three people who left the guild a week later!

    Now, with 3.3, new patch, new rules. I will pass, but only to someone I am SURE is going to stay with us or has been with us for a while. No more gearing up that guy who joined us last week at my expense only for him to bugger off to another guild in a fortnight. No, sir!

    I say that every time too.

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