I am not ashamed to admit I believe I am getting more and more jealous of other people the longer I play. For simple little things too. It is not an admirable trait and I need to work on it, I know that, but I hate my luck.
I see people walking around on the new direhorn mounts left and right it seems. I've now killed well over 50 and not seen it drop. All thanks to them having luck and me having none.
Ran into a group of three yesterday that I beat to a warbringer and two of them had the mount. I asked how many they killed and they said five so far. They got two mounts from five kills and are just going around to get the third for their buddy. They will probably get that third before I get one.
The horde group I mentioned the other day that I grabbed a warbringer from after I watched them wipe, 6 of the 8 had the direhorn mounts. Excuse me, 6 of them have mounts and they die in a group of 8 while I can solo the thing and can't get a mount? Might as well add envy to my list of growing faults. I am envious of bad players because they apparently are being rewarded for being bad. Can't kill a mob with 8 people, 2 being hunters, but a hunter that is not a bad player can solo it. Lets reward them all with mounts.
Speaking of being jealous and envious, lets add anger to my growing list of bad traits lately. Ran into a Hunter that was having issues on dino island. He asked me if I could help him, begged even. I said, sure, but the first dino book that drops is mine. You can have the second. I will be farming here for a while being I am collecting bones. He agreed, I invited him and started to slaughter the dinomancers and low and behold the first book ever dropped and the little shit needed on it and won it.
He was with me for all of three kills. I said something to him asking why did you need? I said I would help you killing them but the first one was mine. He did not say anything. Two minutes later, having not even moved, I asked him again, why did you need when you agreed you wouldn't. Nothing. I dropped group, fuck him, I am not splitting my bones and pet drops with him when he is a prick who steals something and then will not even respond when I ask him why he did it. I was not going to take the chance another would drop and he would need on that one too just so he could sell it.
I then went around killing watching him die over and over again trying to tame a direhorn. Stupid jerk probably didn't learn the book and thinks just having it will let him tame it. I blame myself for being a nice guy and inviting him. I blame myself for not putting on master looter. I blame myself for trying to help someone that looked like they needed help. This jerk is the reason why people have the attitude of screw everyone else. Next time I see someone having trouble that asks me for help I am going to say no. I am just going to pretend like I did not hear them, just like he pretended to not hear me when I asked him why he needed when he agreed to me getting it first when I invited him.
My bad luck is turning into bad traits. Jealously, envy and anger.
This is why I like the raptor I will get when I grind 9,999 bones. I know, at a set moment in time because it is an exact number, I will get it if I put the time and effort into it. I hate luck being a factor. Luck sucks. Things should be earned. A group of three should not be running around with a better than 50% drop rare on mounts when I still can not get one. A group of 8 that wipes on a single mob should not be getting lots of mount drops just because they are lucky and bad. And some jerk that could not kill a dinomancer on his own should not have won something he agreed to not even roll on.
Do you want to hear how bad my luck really is, the kicker to all this. Last night I join a group to do the three summonable bosses that you get the quest for and 150 valor. I use my 3 shan'ze ritual stones first, we are downing the guy, world server goes down. The F'N world server went down, just as the mob was about to die.
I am now out three stones, only two other people had stones and being they can now not complete all three, we break up. So I get none of the three bosses I needed done, I lost my three stones, and the game screwed me over. As if my luck was not bad enough that things will not drop for me, my luck has found a way to start taking the stuff I do have from me. Guess I will not be doing that quest this week, as I no longer have three stones to offer to get into a group. Maybe, if a few people in my guild get to the same point and need a DPS I can join in, but I won't hold my breath. I just don't care any more. My luck is so bad I actually have the game stealing rare drops from me now, 3 of them, all at once. Thanks game.
My bad luck is becoming other bad things. Jealously, envy, anger, and even despondency.
Looking at the bright side however, at least it gives me something to be grumpy about.
So what will the game steal from me today? What bad player will the game reward for being bad today and let me watch them be rewarded for sucking? Who will be the next person I foolishly decide to be nice and help only to have them turn around and screw me over?
I can't wait for the patch where blizzard removes luck, or at least, my lucky patch. It has to come one day right? I can't keep this type of luck up forever. I wish they would just remove the luck factor from the game completely. Let people earn stuff.
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