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Flashpoint Loot Priorities.


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Vithalor
07.10.2012 , 03:24 PM | #1
I had a rather negative experience last night in a random LFG party.
My friend and I queued together, she was on her Jedi Sage and I was on my Jedi Sentinel, the run itself went very smoothly, right up until the final boss.

When it was downed, it dropped the Token piece for a set of the JEDI KNIGHT/SITH WARRIOR specific Tier gear. Naturally, as this was an upgrade for my character, I needed it... as did the tank, who was a Jedi SHADOW, a class which cannot even use/trade, or in any other way benefit from said token piece... and, of course, he won the roll.

When my healer friend questioned him, asking why he would need on a piece of gear he cannot use when it was clearly an upgrade for someone else in the party, HIS friend and guildmate replied that, "The tank was upset because no gear had dropped for him during the run, so he needed that in order to get SOMETHING."

First and foremost, I think we can all agree that this was beyond words in terms of rudeness and just flat out unnecessary behaviour.

Secondly, I GENUINELY hope that in the future, Bioware adds a system that makes such pieces that are CLASS specific able to ONLY be needed upon by members OF said CLASS. Granted, this won't solve completely the issue of 'ninja looting', but at least such a system would aid in cutting down on said behaviour.

That being said, I certainly hope this person develops a better attitude toward group looting in the future. I've gone many times where I've run multiple, (four to nine), random Flashpoints without even once seeing a piece of gear that might benefit my character. It. Happens. Sometimes your luck just isn't there. When that happens, deal with it, but don't jack other people out of gear because you're mad at the random loot generator.

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OmegaMayhem
07.10.2012 , 03:28 PM | #2
TLDR - someone took my loots.

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Aharx
07.10.2012 , 03:29 PM | #3
That is harsh. I would just add that person to my ignore list and not group with them to be honest. Either that or talk to them until they actually respond to me to ensure they don't do it again. I have yet to see this happen. The majority of the time I am in a FP, everyone has just Greeded on things except for the token pieces... which I have had good experiences with thus far. (knock on wood).
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Vithalor
07.10.2012 , 03:31 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Aharx View Post
That is harsh. I would just add that person to my ignore list and not group with them to be honest. Either that or talk to them until they actually respond to me to ensure they don't do it again. I have yet to see this happen. The majority of the time I am in a FP, everyone has just Greeded on things except for the token pieces... which I have had good experiences with thus far. (knock on wood).
Believe me, he's definitely on my ignore list. So far this would be about the ... third time I've seen something like this happen in a Flashpoint. The other times were in lower level points, but the principle remains the same. If you don't NEED it, don't need it.

Sadly the freedom of the system relies on other people to have both decency and common sense, two traits often lacking in random groups.

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OmegaMayhem
07.10.2012 , 03:32 PM | #5
Okay.

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dipstik
07.10.2012 , 03:33 PM | #6
that sucks. shadows dont even have a strength companion.

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erei
07.10.2012 , 03:39 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by dipstik View Post
that sucks. shadows dont even have a strength companion.
A columi armor is worth 10K credits. It's not a complete loss for a greedy person.

That's call a ninja. They are in every MMOs in the world. Internet is a wonderful tool, especially to show the stupidity and egoism of the average human being.

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GnatB
07.10.2012 , 03:48 PM | #8
Just to pipe in, I seem to remember them saying quite some time ago that they were going to be adding some sort of "companion" option to the need/greed/pass stuff, and that once they did, they would "fix" need so it only lets you need on stuff YOU can actually use.

That being said, I think this may have actually been said before 1.2 dropped, so it's quite possible this fell off the table at some point.

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Vithalor
07.10.2012 , 03:49 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by GnatB View Post
Just to pipe in, I seem to remember them saying quite some time ago that they were going to be adding some sort of "companion" option to the need/greed/pass stuff, and that once they did, they would "fix" need so it only lets you need on stuff YOU can actually use.

That being said, I think this may have actually been said before 1.2 dropped, so it's quite possible this fell off the table at some point.
I'm honestly FINE with letting someone need a piece of gear for a companion if no PLAYER needs it. I think the priority should stay Player > Companion though. Most people need that gear for PVE content where your companion is NOT present.

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DiLune
07.10.2012 , 03:52 PM | #10
The fortunate thing for you is, you won't have to group with a 10 year old tank in the future. Seriously, "I didn't get any loot so I'm going to just need on something?" Who needs to play with a player like that?