My Hunter is now my main, and as I’ve played him consistently since shortly after Pandaria launched, I’ve found myself at the great position where I’ve got everything I could want from LFR and from Valor vendors… so I don’t have to do a damn thing if I don’t want to and still be good to go in raids.
I even finally maxed my 6000 Valor for Wrathion the idjit punk kid last week, and I’m in no rush to do the PvP battlegrounds. Sooner or later, sometime this week, I’ll do it. I’m not looking forward to it, but I’m sure eventually I’ll get the wins I need. Even a blind bear gets the honey sooner or later.
As you may or may not know, I spent many weeks frustrated at the lack of a weapon drop.
I’m not going to belabor the point. It sucked. I had a Legendary gem and desired a weapon with a Sha-touched gem slot, and didn’t get diddly. Not for lack of trying, but random is random, you rolls the dice and you takes your chances.
Which would be fine, except other players on other classes had no problems at all. “Oh yeah, I’m duel wielding ’em. No worries.”
Many, MANY Hunters feel that pain. Some of them have been trying even longer than I did, and all I can say is, I know, I understand, and I hope and pray you get your Taoren too. I know the Godmother is about ready to take an axe to her monitor, and I don’t blame her one bit.
So, on behalf of Hunters everywhere, I’m going to send out this little note to Blizzard.
Blizzard, I like your new LFR loot system.
I know many people whine about large sacks of gold, but I’m not here to whine about your large sack.
I like the lack of loot drama, and am glad to wave farewell to the bitching about who deserved the drop more that used to break out in Dragon Soul.
Also, thank you for the bonus rolls. It’s a nice extra reward for doing daily quests. I appreciate it.
The problem I have is NOT with the loot system.
My problem is with the loot distribution.
Your loot system offers me loot based on the class and spec I am on. When a boss dies, the only loot I might win is what the boss has that I could actually use.
Great idea. Love it.
The problem comes in when the boss has multiple things that could be used by my class and spec.
In the future, please do not place THREE items that a single class and spec could use on ONE BOSS.
Placing three items on a boss that a single class and spec can use means that even if you only need ONE of those items as an upgrade, using your bonus roll could get you any one of those three, or nothing at all.
This is annoying enough in normal circumstances, but bearable, even kind of fun when there are other options.
Like with trinkets, even if you’d really like that one drop, there are alternatives from Valor gear vendors and from BoE Inscription items. You have multiple options, and sure one item might theorycraft out to being the best, or be a Tier piece, but even so you’ve still got choices.
When you place a classes only possible Sha-touched weapon on a boss that has two other usable drops for you, it’s horrible.
If you’ve already got a low chance at winning ANYTHING, and then finally you get lucky and do get something, now you have to hope like hell it’s the one thing out of three you actually need.
I’ve been there, frustrated as heck.
In my case, after enough weeks of failure I took the step of running Terrace of Endless Spring THREE TIMES each week, saving my bonus roll for each of the three Lei Shi kills to maximize my chance of winning the weapon.
All to get four chances at one piece of loot from a boss every week. And it still took more than three weeks after implementing that plan to see the gun drop. Not from a lack of drops, I won gear. Just, not the one piece I wanted from the three possibilities.
Three different drops useable by Hunters, and very nice items, too.
Just… don’t do that again. Please, don’t do that again.
One usable drop yes, two maybe, three OH HELL NO.
I know distributing all this stuff for so many slots is a pain in the ass. I understand.
But please, please don’t do that to us again.