An open letter to the Blizz RNG loot gnomes

No loot makes for one sad kitty 😦

Dear Blizz,

I really feel like doing it right now – alt+Q+Q. After 26 weeks of raiding/clearing Dragon Soul every week, on both normal and now mostly heroic, you just refuse to give me or my rogue melee buddy a break. I think you KNOW what I’m talking about – Vial of Shadows and Seal of Primordial Shadows.

I’ve run LFR TWENTY EIGHT TIMES (which should demonstrate my dedication to that extra bit of dps without saying anything about the levels of insanity actual raiders experience in that environment – /wrists) , and the trinket has dropped ONCE, only to go to a bottom dwelling enhance shaman. Never seen the ring – ever. Looking at the math (not my strong point) I see that I have at least killed the first 5 bosses in DS on all difficulties 50+ times. And trinket seen – ONCE – in LFR. I have begun to wonder what the point is in continuing, especially with MoP just around the corner, where we’re forced to vendor all our hard-earned heroic gear to replace them with quest greens.

Now Blizz, we haven’t killed Spine or Madness on heroic yet, and heroic tier gear has, for the most part, been warrior/shaman/hunter tokens (GG loot gnomes >.<) which has seriously hindered our ability to gear the team evenly for these later bosses… problem is, up until recently we were running with only one of those three classes regularly, so our resto shaman has pretty much completed all 3 shaman spec HEROIC tier sets, while the rest of us drink ourselves into oblivion to numb the pain, and the lack of token drops for other classes (we often run with 3 druids, a rogue, a mage, 2 priests, a shammy, a paladin  – getting my drift? Doing the numbers? Yes, that’s half a raid team sharing the same tokens THAT NEVER DROP!!!) makes it rather difficult to progress without the accompanying output increases that come from upgrades. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not loot whores, but seriously – enough is enough.

Putting best in slot, key items on a global loot table is total retardation. Giving them an average 1% drop rate is even more insane. I mean, we didn’t even see Wrath of Unchaining drop until we were well into heroic modes on the first 5 bosses, and that’s a 30% drop chance!!! Now that bloody thing drops regularly, and often goes to DE.

And Blizz, don’t even get me started on mounts…. not one. mount. ever. In all tiers of cataclysm. It’s enough to make baby jesus cry.

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Vendor spec?!

Ye shalt always need on tokens and sell them at yon vendor…

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve seen a recurring theme in LFR from highly geared players – the newly emerging trend of ‘Vendor Spec’. The highlight of this was over the weekend, when a rogue with Golad, Twilight of Aspects and Tiriosh, Nightmare of Ages AKA Fangs of the Father (as well as DS heroic gear I might add) needed on every single piece of loot possible – after winning two tier tokens and being questioned by some rather upset players, he announced to the raid that he ‘needed them for vendor spec’. When someone else commented that he had every right to need for vendor, he responded with ‘finally, someone who understands’. Seriously – WTF. For a measly 5 gold, a person is willing to be the biggest asshat in the raid and ‘umadbro’ at anyone who dares to make comment on the obvious asshattery? It’s a sad state of affairs in the warcraft community.