Who's gonna hold their nerve?
My daughter has been kind enough to pass on her sickness to me, which has meant a great deal of time in the bathroom over the last 48 hours. I have been thinking about many things, some of which are more than likely to make their way to this Blog. One subject that I keep coming back to concerns the situation with Frozen Orbs.
In the (albeit very few) Randoms I have done since the news broke last week concering the new useage for Orbs, there has been a definite increase in the number of people rolling Need. People clearly are trying their luck. It's fine and dandy when all five of us roll greed and the game gods decide, but once one person rolls Need I find myself wanting, for want of a better metaphor, to create a Mexican Standoff. I've done it three times now. I suspect, unless Blizzard are sensible and change the rules, there will be plenty of opportunities to do this in the future.
I want to know from the person why they feel the need to roll on the Orbs. I will ask them, straight out, why they've done so. I've not heard the truth from anyone yet, this much I am 99% certain of. These are people who think that Greed on Orbs does not apply to them. It should ALWAYS be Greed, or at least that was the case up until the changes were announced. In EVERY case I've seen the person rolling Need has waited until three people have rolled Greed before sticking their Need roll in. That's just wrong. So, I don't roll. I wait. Other people, who clearly are not bothered about such things (and rightly so) leave the party, and in the end it's just me and the Needer, waiting to see if I pull the trigger. I am a woman of infinite patience. I have no need for orbs, but part of me feels a righteous indigation that the person who wants it should get it when they've cheated the rest of the party. So, I'm going to roll against them. I figure, if the Game Gods decide that the Needer is wrong, then I get it and I will make sure a Guildie benefits instead.
I have won the rolls every time.
Blizzard, PLEASE make the Frozen Orb roll a Greed only one. You have basically acknowledged that the items have no real value in crafting terms. If someone is Needing on the Orbs, it's because they want to sell it right now to make money, and once 3.3.3 is implemented it will be to buy Frost Loti or Eternals to sell. Yes, I'm being overly cynical here, but REALLY, you don't need Orbs. Everyone however deserves to have an fair chance on an item that every class will shortly be able to benefit from equally. Take the Need roll away please, make it a Greed only, because with the changes Blizzard have made that's exactly what it now is.
I don't want any more Mexican Standoffs.