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Loot rules? need and greed with companions

Landerk's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:41 AM | #11
IMO, only those in the instance can roll a others said your companion is not going to be there most of the time, so they dont get a need roll. However if you only have 3 players and someone is using their companion to fill the 4th slot, then ok that player can roll need for that companion because they are participating in the group.

LygerZero's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:57 AM | #12
Anyone in my group that need rolls for a companion if anyone else needs it for themselves is getting a kick REAL fast...

Jorrus's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 09:13 AM | #13
Though it may become tedious, depending on how often you group, we're all probably better off setting loot rules up front when we group up.

I imagine that I'll ask groupies to please not roll "need" on gear for companions unless no one else needs that gear for their character. That's similar to how I ask groupies to roll for off-spec gear.

Good luck!

Azzirith's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 09:14 AM | #14
Long story short, check with your group before you roll need for your companion.

Would you automatically roll need on a drop for an alt? Say you're tanking, and there's an item that drops that you'd like for if/when you respec for dps, would you automatically roll on it even though it's inferior or incorrectly itemized for what you're currently doing? The answer to both those questions should be no. If, however, the other group members don't mind after you ask, by all means roll need.

Remember, we don't have cross server junk to deal with, your actions will have reprecussions through the server you play with. Act like a jerk, people won't want to group with you and your name will get out to the rest of the server.

Katchii's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 09:15 AM | #15
Ask before the FP starts and make sure its ok with everyone else?

I'm torn really, because on one hand, your companion won't be with you for anything but solo content for the most part, so player characters should have priority over gear. However, if I'm a healer and my companion is the one doing a lot of the actual fighting, for me to be able to actual do solo content, my companions gear needs to be up to par.

Plus, what's to stop people from lying about what they're going to do?

I'll simply ask if it's OK, then go with the flow, and if other people start doing it, I will too. Nothing worse than someone in your group throwing a hissy fit and performing badly. Remember no dungeon finder here so remaking your FP group COULD be a real pain in the *** if you piss someone off or kick them.

Halsion's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 09:19 AM | #16
To be honest your best bet is to ask the group how they want things to go down, but then also delay your rolls until you actually see what theyre doing. Ninjas are common in these games, hopefully server restricted dungeons will help by creating "blacklists" for those who ninja.
If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
Sun Tzu

Murah's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 09:36 AM | #17
I don't plan on rolling need for my companion, unless someone else sets up the group rules that way. Doesn't seem right or necessary.
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MrSteak's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 09:39 AM | #18
I say you can roll need on companion gear if nobody else wants it on their character. For instance, heavy armor in a group of characters that can only wear light and medium? Sure, go ahead and roll need on that for your companion. Have a trooper/BH that rolls need? **** no, you roll need on that you run the risk of winning it for something that you, quite frankly, should only be using when you absolutely can't find other people to play with and being kicked from my group. That's my take on it.

Need rolling for companions when all others greed/pass = OK
Need rolling against someone whose character actually needs it = NO
Need rolling on everything when you clearly don't need it = kick
Greed rolling on everything = fine, you're just a greedy goblin. I'm cool with that.

MCHentz's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 09:46 AM | #19
Just hit need on everything lol. It will save the hassle. I trust myself to hit need or greed but I typically do not trust random people.

MrSteak's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 09:48 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by MCHentz View Post
Just hit need on everything lol. It will save the hassle. I trust myself to hit need or greed but I typically do not trust random people.
Yes, because it's SO inconvenient for you to realize you can't equip something.