Laws of Loot

16 Nov

Ran across this on the official forums in a QQ thread about how bad the random loot is in 5 man Heroic ToC.  I made a couple of slight adjustments to reflect reality as I know it:

Krym’s Rules of Loot Droppage

Rule 1:

If you need it, it won’t drop.

Rule 2:

When it drops, you won’t need it.

Rule 3:

If it drops, and you need it, you won’t win it.

Rule 4:

If it drops, and you need it, some Death Knight will need it too and win it…

Rule 5:

If it drops, and you need it, and you win it, and you get it, then please see rule Rule 1 for whatever else you need.

Rain’ had terrible luck in the 5 man trial.  In all the runs she’s made – not one time did Marrowstrike (or anything else vaguely useful) ever drop.  Thank goodness for a good guild and ToC-10.  That place has been a blessing.  It’s not that hard – the loot is excellent and best of all?

No jousting.

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9 Responses to “Laws of Loot”

  1. capnjohn November 16, 2009 at 21:44 #

    Amendment to Rule 5 – If it drops and you need it and you win it, when you equip it you’ll realize:
    1 – it’s not an upgrade after all, or;
    2 – it’s a minor upgrade but it doesn’t go with your current outfit, or;
    3 – it’s a huge upgrade but it’s also as ugly as sin and before the week is out you’ll be re-equipping the inferior (but far more attractive) item.

  2. Zoei November 16, 2009 at 23:57 #

    Wait, wait! A list of loot rules that doesn’t mention hunters grabbing everything in sight? Ah, how things have changed… Life is good.
    *returns home to laze around in all the gear gobbled up pre-WotLK because I CAN!*

  3. capnjohn November 17, 2009 at 05:26 #

    Zoei, it goes without saying that if there’s a Hunter in the group and the item you’ve been looking for drops, a Hunter will Need roll and win it then DE it in front of you.

    What? We need to DE those items for the Mats we need to level Enchanting. Isn’t that how Need works?

  4. Windpaw November 17, 2009 at 05:33 #

    Oh Cap’n – you should come back to the game. If you did – you’d see how hunters everywhere are having to contend with the Death Knight Class – which is single handedly able to scam gear from hunters, arms warriors *and* tanks with almost complete impunity 🙂

  5. capnjohn November 17, 2009 at 06:09 #

    Wasn’t the outrage about the Death Knight class (before release) that within 24 hours of Wrath coming out you’d see Chat along the lines of 4 DKs LF1M Any Instance…full on Death Knights!

    I dearly love WoW, but I don’t think I could ever go back. The BNet debacle was the final straw for me, and while I quit over a year ago now, being forced to merge my WoW account with a BNet account is not a hoop I want to jump through. Personal reasons (we all have them) but that was the final “hoop” for me.

  6. Windpaw November 17, 2009 at 16:43 #

    I’ve found the Bnet stuff to be pretty tame at the moment. For all intents and porpoises I log in *slightly* differently and have a more streamlined “ecommerce” experience if I choose to buy something from Blizzard. That’s about it. The merge process was painless. Something I *didn’t* expect. But then – I’m used to working with the government – so I expect *everything* to be painfully difficult.

  7. capnjohn November 17, 2009 at 17:07 #

    I work FOR the Government and it’s not much better on this side, either 😉

  8. Kaylaura November 19, 2009 at 20:29 #

    I’ve gone past marrowstrike to reckoning 😀 Aim higher!

  9. Windpaw November 19, 2009 at 20:34 #

    You’ll note that I have as well 🙂

    http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Moon+Guard&n=Rainchaser

    I think the constant fail-boat loot in h-ToC was simply a prod to get Rain’ into ToC-10. Gear there has been wuunderfull…

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