I got told to give a spirit cloak in a Twilight 5 man to the healer. ( Admit ably this was after I had asked did the healer mind if I needed, and had no response until after the roll – and was already in the process of trading it when I was TOLD to give it to them) I had a 378 but I ‘need’ a healing set. I was more upset at the being told to hand it over.
So I handed over this healing cloak, and didn’t bat an eyelid when the healer rolled on the dps staff.
On my horde hunter I paid a DK from my server 500 gold to give me the Agility trinket he needed on after he said ” damn blizz shouldn’t have let me roll need on that” and left group. He was on my server so I had a second chance – I made the offer – he made some gold on a piece of loot he ‘should not’ have rolled on
In LFR I am passing on the Tier pieces I already have on my priest’s healing spec even though I should be ‘needing’ for my shadow spec
Also in LFR I don’t bother when arguing with people who win two pieces of tier for the same slot, even though they might be a warrior that doesn’t have a heals and dps set they could use it on. Sometimes this works out ok for me, On my Shammy the other Shammy who won two leg tokens realised and gave me one, on my priest, I got a spirit non tier chest that another priest had received two of. It’s about 50/50 in LFR when someone who receives two of something hands it over. I won two non tier hands and had 3 people whisper me demanding I give it to them. I then had to whisper two of them back and say no, ‘such and such’ was the 2nd highest roll – and I gave it to them.
My heart broke a little on my horde hunter when a hunter seemed to have kept two of the polearms from DW. He looted two and then left raid quickly after, not sure if he gave it to someone else, but I was 2nd highest roll and he left a little quickly to trade.
We know that guilds are running LFR wearing gear that is better and rolling on tier to pass to guildies – and that there are ‘underhanded’ deals being made in regards to the power of a class to roll on an item that they may or may not need. I had some random offering to roll on a piece of tier for me on one boss, I said no thank you initially – but then I won the trinket and considered that the piece of teir might be as good – or at least one step closer to a 4 set, and therefore worth a trade. So I said, ok, if you win a token I will trade you. ( and he didn’t win – so the deal never happened)
We can argue till we are blue in the face with people about what we think is fair or not, and not only are we battling with lady luck and RNG, but also the whims of random people. Sometimes someones idea of fairness aligns with the general sence of fairness in the raid, or amongst a class or role set and they will pass so its not an issue, or they will re-distribute the winnings. Sometimes they will roll just because they can, and blame blizzard for letting them.
We are creatures of free will, and I really don’t want to roll on everything I can, or on something I know I won’t use, as tempting as thinking ” screw you all” is.
It’s only pixels – repeat that to yourself.
but somestimes I feel like singing
“What about me, it isn’t fair
I’ve had enough now i want my share
Can’t you see i wanna live
But you just take more than you give”
and so I leave you with some classic Australian rock from the 1980’s and a band called Moving Pictures ” What about me”
Or if you prefer the Shannon Noll version