I’ve been doing way more dungeons than I usually do lately. The temptation of all the new badge loot is too delicious. I’ve also been trying to get the little gnome man up in gear as well and Troutwort has seen some improvements from gear as well. But with so many level 80s it’s all a little scattered at the moment.
Anyways, back to my point. So I’ve been running the 5-mans with guild members as I can, however I to still end up with PuGs on some things. It’s good times, usually. But what I wanted to talk about was loot during these 5-mans.
Most people running the heroic daily are more interested in the badges than they are in the actual dungeon loot, it’s understandable, and in some cases, like Trout and Elgar, this holds true for me too. We usually ask for a DE in the group, but there don’t seem to be many around so we just greed on the blue item boss drops and lucky person will vendor it up. Good times. So as I mentioned most people aren’t after anything that can drop from the heroic other than the badges. But sometimes we get some lucky drops, the BoE items that are blue. I find it respectful to have everyone greed on it since it can be sold. Usually not much, but every bit helps. So I’m running in a group and some plate chestpiece drops, BoE blue. Everyone greeds, except one guy, he needs it. I quickly inspect him to toss out a “congrats” if it’s an upgrade. He’s wearing a tier piece for his chest. So this level 78 blue is clearly not an upgrade. I ask in party “You needed that over your [T7, 8, or 9] piece?” He /slap and then /rude me and says he needed it for his alt. I then say “Oh because you’re the only one with alts?” He /spits on me.
Now I know, it’s blue gear, so I let it go after that. It wasn’t really anything I could use, but I know there are guild members that could have used it. But I added the dude to my ignore list, he was the first. I just have no tolerance for that kind of selfishness, if he had asked if he could need it for his alt prior, I probably would have been cool with it, but it’s the whole “take without asking rudeness” and that someone would think that is acceptable behavior that bugs me.
A guild member also told me of an incident where enchanters were needing all the green items in her instance do DE them for themselves. Again there was no, “can I have the green items because I’m leveling up my enchanting?” so I find it a bit rude that the person should think they get loot priority on the greens because they can disenchant them without asking. It’s all trivial I’m sure, I wouldn’t have cared too much if they asked, though would have encouraged just using a group loot system. I don’t expect enchanters to share anything they disenchant, but I do think that looting on BoE should be open to everyone in the party, not limited to people with alts or people who can disenchant. For BoP I would much rather have the item go to someone that could use it, this encludes enchanters, they get more from the shard than I will. (This paragraph has been edited as prior piss poor writing lead to some confusion).
These are rare occasions, most times everyone passes on the loot and people are like, someone just pick it up, no one cares.
Miss Manners, over and out.