Yup, tonight brought out the nasty cat in me and I have to admit I feel slightly ashamed.
After being back for one month now, hubby and I have done heaps of work on getting our toons geared up. Dailies, heroic, Z heroics, raiding, reputation etc – everything. We are considered casual raiders, so in theory are not required to raid all the time, however there have been very few raids we have missed since getting our gear score up high enough to be raiding.
My husband has managed to get about 5 pieces out of raids so far..both for main and offspec – he has been lucky. I have not seen any gear that I dod not work for – excluding the two pieces of pvp gear from that dog thing…which since i was th eonly mage in the run were essentially handed to me….but I am wearing the gloves because they were a massive jump on the blues I originally had.
So tonight when a tier piece dropped for mage shoulders which would replace my blue shoulders I was sooo excited that i squealed over voice comms and then asked if i could need. Since everyone in the guild has all epics in every slot and is pretty well doing ok gear wise I was a litle miffed when the DK rolled need as well and won them. I made a snarky comment on voice comms and then sat there and fumed that he would even contemplate rolling for a tier piece when he was wearing 359 piece in that slot.
He then made some comment about how it was a sidegrade for him but it would be useful for something and i then linked my blues in chat and said, yeah I hope the sidegrade is worth it! I messaged the GL(who is also the raid leader), and he whispered me back a sad face….obviously not really sure what I expected him to do, but that sort of annoyed me as well that sharing of gear in the guild is not an issue.
He then decided to give me the token after his father told him to consider that the upgrade would be more beneficial to me. I was very appreciative of it, but what annoys me is that it just shouldn’t have even happened. I am not a loot whore, and I spent 2 years as a GM not taking any loot over others because it just didn’t matter to me, and in all honesty I was not expecting my reaction to the situation. Would it not be a polite thing to see what your competition is wearing before rolling need on an item – roll greed – go for it….but need? when you are fully aware it is a side grade for you anyway?
I am slightly ashamed with myself and annoyed that I got miffed over a piece of gear…such a childish thing to do. It is just one of those reminders that I am not a GL anymore, I don’t control loot rules, guild rules or the ability to make people use some courtesy in regards to sharing gear around to benefit the guild as a whole.
I fel very ashamed of myself tonight and only because I should have shut the hell up and just let him have the piece.