I suspect that if indeed the crystal does dmg, it applies a debuff, which first removes the shield, then has a a dot component that ticks after a second or so (like mind flay.)
This would probably give a window of time bewteen the debuff going into effect, and the lightning actually doing damage, thereby granting the tag.
The paladin (more likely the moonkin) was probably spamming judgement/moonfire, which does instant damage.
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The crystal is indeed supposed to tag Alani to you, i believe that is the entire point of it taking health out. Dude will probably get his mount. As for selling it you can.
If you look real close at 8:20 you will see that it was druids sunfire that tagged him first not pally. Hopefully person who farmed 10 shards gets the mount
Here is how you do it:
1. Farm the Crystal
2. Invite buyer to group and set to Master Loot
3. Use crystal and YOU kill the mob, they can help if they want to.
4. Open trade with them and expect them to put in the agreed upon amount.
5. Master Loot the mount to them.
6. If you fail to kill the mob, then YOU are S.O.L
There are other methods of doing this that change around the specifics, but this is the best way to make sure you don't get shafted.
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why was the dude trying to kill Alani at 3 PM? To be safe from tagging/ganking or whatever, do it around 5-6 AM or something
it's blizzard's faut for changing the tag rule with the crystal, people who read the guides assumed it would tag it and it should have remained so
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That video is hilarious. Why would you do that in the open when it literally travels to every remote location on the map. Idiot got owned.
So melee are gimped to getting this mount?
Crystal is supposed to tag mob, this is bug.
I feel sorry for the item getting ninjad but seriously the guy is spamming /1 before he's even tagged the mob, it's his own fault.
I have to assume this is a bug since the intent here seemed to be that rare campers couldn't be cut-throated by people just passing through. If it's not a bug, lose the crystals and put her on a rare spawn timer so people can go back to trying to screw each other over at spawn spots.
Funnily enough there are plenty of people in the vale who know something about tagging that the majority of us dont. I was out dpsing some other players on npcs in the vale but they still stole my tags.
They seemed like they were farmers at it 24/7 but i found it weird how I was doing more than 20% dmg on my first shot yet losing tags. If these guys were around I was very likely to lose tags against them even if they were under geared and doing less damage on mobs compared to me.