Last week I became a “ninja looter” and it was entirely by accident. Now, don’t get me wrong, I know that there’s “no such thing as ninja looting in wow”, but I did roll need on an off-spec item a spec I don’t currently have even. Normally, I wouldn’t ever do this outside of a guild group when no one else could use the item. We were in Brew Fest and I rolled need on the pickled egg (which is a healing trinket) while we had a pug healer in the group.
Wait now, let me explain WHY I committed this travesty. Previously we had been in there with Braelyan and we had a pug player and the egg was looted, and she got it without anyone else being offered a roll. So, from that experience, we guessed that it must be smart looting the items if only one person in the group qualified for the item. It was the only time we had seen the egg this year, so it never came up again. Last night, we were running our lock through to get him the pocket watch and it dropped again, and I was offered a roll. So I rolled need. Previous experience showed that if the healer needed it, we would not get a roll. See my reasoning for rolling need on offspec now?
At this point, if at any time the healer had ASKED me for the trinket, I would have gladly traded it back to them. *Shrugs* I hate having my loot rolled on by someone else when I need the item but usually I keep it to mumble or twitter grumbling. However, the healer immediately started freaking the hell out and having a tantrum. Therefore, instead, I dropped group. I will not give into tantrums or demands for loot that I did not intend to steal from a healer. Blizzard gave me the opportunity to roll after previously showing me that I could not roll if the healer needed the item.
Am I sorry that I won the loot from the healer? Yes, I am. Because I’m not an insensitive asshole with double standards; yep, I get upset when I lose main spec gear to off-spec persons, though I don’t make a big deal out of it. However, I am not sorry that I did not give in to the tantrum and entitled behavior of the healer in question. Whoever you were, I am sorry that you did not get the loot, but behaving like a two year old and berating people over it, is not the way to get it back. Next time, try asking nicely, at least at first. Not everyone is an asshole, but acting like one yourself does not change the results.