Blizzard recently added a new feature where when you are doing any content and someone wins something good it pops up on the middle of the screen showing you who won what. This is used in dungeons, in LFR, in raids with personal loot and with bonus rolls. So now whenever someone wins something you too can share in their excitement of their win.
Many people really seem to like this update, at least that I have seen, but it should come as no surprised that me, the grumpy one, with his life long streak of having no luck really hates this feature and wants to see the person who came up with this idea kicked in the nuggets. Really really hard.
I'd like to hear if you like this new addition and why of course, I try to keep an open mind, maybe there is something good that comes out of it that I am just missing because I have had such horrible luck for such a long time. It is easy for me to look at the dark side of the loot issue when all I ever see is failure in getting it. But in an effort to ease my pain I will share why this feature makes grumpy even grumpier.
When doing the LFR on an alt that can really use gear it sucks to bend over to loot boss after boss and see nothing but an augment rune each and every time. All while I watch, what seems to be, every single person in the entire raid win something but me. Yes, I know it is probably only 5 or 6 people winning and maybe a few others winning something on a coin, but when you go for the 6th and 7th and 8th boss of the week with nothing those 5 or 6 wins after each boss starts to feel like everyone is winning except you.
I don't want to see what other people won. I don't want to see that someone that performed so poorly seems to win off every boss while I bust my ass trying to do the best I can, yes even in LFR, and consistently win nothing week after week. Even if I did not need anything winning something once in a while would be a nice feeling.
Seeing other people win something does not ease my pain. It does not put my mind at ease. It does not give me the warm fuzzy feeling that at least someone won something. It does not make me feel like the loot system is not broken because I see other people winning something. Nope, if anything all it does is reinforce my feeling that I am one of the unluckiest people that plays this game.
It makes me begin to hate the people that win something. Even when I do not need anything, each time I see someone win something I start hoping that when they get up from their desk they stub their pinky toe and it really hurts. Ha, they deserve it.
I'd go so far as to extend it to seeing the notification listed in chat saying so and so won something on their bonus roll. Even without a pop up that too can be annoying when you have been running on a three month dry spell for upgrades.
Even in a real raid I hate seeing it. Sure you might think it is cool seeing the tank get that shield he needed because him gearing up makes him a better tank and makes our guild group stronger as a whole. Yes, this is true. Yes, I am happy he got it. Yes, him getting it helps me. But no, I do not need to see that he keeps getting lucky while I keep getting spit on by the random number generator with some stupid pop up in the middle of my screen. Him saying, "woohoo I won my shield", is more than ample to let me know. I do not need some pop up flashing in the middle of my screen reading, in my mind, "Look what he won, you get nothing you unlucky bastard, ha ha, sucks to be you."
And then there is nothing more annoying than finishing a fight and seeing the hunter with the a full 685 tier set while I am still sitting in all 670s because I never won one single piece of heroic tier win the new tier helm on a bonus roll. A tier helm he does not need because he won the tier helm last week already. Son of a bitch. Yet he, who doesn't need it, gets it and I get shafted again. Did I really need to see that blizzard? Is this supposed to make me feel better? Am I supposed to just say, well at least he won something he doesn't need and I have another 23 gold?
Sorry if I sound bitter but I am, I really am. I do not want to see what other people won. I more so do not care to see what other people won when they do not even need it yet I could have used it. I just want to win something I need once in a while. Getting an upgrade once or twice a month feel nice. I do not want to go through another tier like I did last tier and win nothing of conciquence.
I am sure people with decent luck, people that sometimes win a roll, people that sometimes win something on their coin, don't mind seeing others win things. It could make them happy everyone is getting something. But when you go so long getting nothing, losing rolls, getting gold on coins, somehow it just doesn't make me feel any better to know that someone else won something they don't need because they already won it last week when I would love to have something, anything, that I could use. If there were ever another reason I want to avoid the LFR, that is it. Even if I need nothing from there, I really hate seeing other people win something while I continue to collect a giant pile of pocket lint.
Do I like seeing what other people win? Absolutely not. I would rather not. It is bad enough dealing with winning nothing, I don't need to see that everyone else always seems to win things while I am not. How about you, do you like it?
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