Warcraft: Why Do People Need What They Greed?

by barce on March 17, 2008

I caught 2008s infamous SxSW bug. While I was sick I medicated myself with lots of carrot juice, orange juice, and WoW, a really fun MMO, where I played a Tauren Warrior.

While adventuring and tanking for the first time in RFC, my crew of 5 people ran into a problem.

Poth, a paladin, rolled need on a Robe of Evocation.

This shocked me because paladins almost always wear mail armor, and I’d never seen a paladin wear cloth before.

Sisterjohn rolled need, too, and happens to be a cloth wearing mage.

The following argument ensued:

I had to give my 2 cents.

Then Poth came up with an interesting point that I’ll later show to be a lie. He says, “Show me healing gear at this low level and I will :-)” The irony is that if you look at his gear now, it’s not at all a healing specific chest piece, but the Robe of Arugal.

Here’s the shocker of a profile:

Is Poth greedy? Is he a ninja? Or in the interest of leveling a Paladin in an interesting way did he really need that gear?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Ryan March 17, 2008 at 6:27 pm

Heya Barce. 🙂

Few thoughts:

1. This was an RFC run. You’ll get rid of any of this gear in another few days of questing anyway. Not a huge loss.
2. Healadins at higher levels sometimes wear cloth. That’s ok.
3. BUT those people shouldn’t be also needing tank or dps gear.
4. AND it still polite to let a cloth wearer have it since they need it more and have fewer gear options.
5. The statement that pallys can heal, tank and DPS is false. They can heal, tank, OR dps. No-one should be needing gear outside their main spec.
6. 50% of all gear in Outlands is pally plate gear. So, all cloth types can stop worrying about cloth-grabbing pallys once they get to BC.

Btw, which server are you on? 😀

barce March 17, 2008 at 6:45 pm

Hey, this was on Sentinels, an RP server.

Ryan March 18, 2008 at 10:51 am

Spiffy. If ever grow weary of RPing, a few of us from Gaia are in a couple guilds on Exodar.

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