So i always wanted to create this post kinda, but after todays events i've came to the point where im going to make it happen. Please dont judge from the title, like: Ooohh its going to be an other rage post about how drop rate is so bad etc etc. No, it will be not, its just a story i wanted to share with all of you about how bad rng can be sometimes, so please read along, maybe you will sympathy with me, maybe you will just have a good laugh, maybe you will just simply say im an idiot for making this, i dont really care i just wanted to share it.
So here it is:
Im in a little family like 10 man guild on eu side, we raid 3 days a week, each raid is 3 hour long, and despite the fact that many would say this is not a lot, we managed to clear ToT heroic content completely today. Yep, Ra-Den finally went down, and everyone was really happy and such but there is one thing that really bugs me after achieving this feat. And that is the loot.
And why am i saying this? Because our raids loot rng in this tier was so awful that it is out of control. Not kidding.
Let me share you some of the statistic of our rng in ToT:
After 18 heroic Jin-Rokh kill, the plate str dps belt dropped exactly 0 times. (I play a fury warrior.) I rolled on all 18 kill with my Mogu Runes, and from the 18 roll i got 1 shared boss one hander (which is pretty damn good), and 1 completely useless chestpiece. Thats it. From 18 kill and roll which makes up the loot possibility to a total of 36 i got the item i wanted 0 times. I was running around with a ilvl 496 Hof belt, but when we started lei shen progression i bought the valor belt just to get the stat bonus finally. (Ofc our prot paladin rolled it as ret loot spec on the 5th kill...)
But Jin-Rokh was not only a scumbag to me. Nope. He dropped Renataki Soulcharm (the pretty much bis agility trinket for every agi user) guess what? 0 times aswell! Our hunter is still running with a mogu-shan vaults heroic trinket, and has 13/13 heroic ToT progress. Isnt that a bit ridiculous?
Now thats still not the end of Mr.Scumbag's reign of loot terror. Nope. Our ele shammy has boots from him. Yes, you can guess, it dropped exactly 0 times aswell. He rolled on every single kill like i did, and he got it 0 times.
The big dino Horridon: Drops a pretty great agility staff, which would have been really useful for our guardian druid for progression on bosses like Dark-Animus or Lei-Shen. From that 15 heroic kill we got on him, we seen the staff 0 times. Not from drop, not from roll.
Now lets move onto the Troll Council. The name is pretty appropriate. We downed them 8 times on heroic, our priest has boots from him. Np, she rolled on all kill, got the tier token 3 times. Ofc the actual boots never even dropped, neither she rolled them.
Our next loot scumbag candiate is Megaera. The amount of heads you have to kill on that fight until achieving a victory is a proportional counter of the amount of caster trinkets she was dropping for us. 18 kill on normal, 4 kill on heroic, our warlock rolled on every single kill (both normal and heroic), and guess what??? He is still missing the Breath of the Hydra! What a surprise! (Not even mentioning that it never dropped either, the one we have in raid is on our shammy, the lucky guy rolled it in hc tf version on the first heroic kill.)
Ji-kun. The big bird is on the list aswell. She drops one of my bis trinkets the Fabled Feather of Ji-Kun. From the 12 heroic kill we got on her, it dropped once, and i let our prot paladin have it because it is bis for him aswell (MoP Prot pala itemization ftw...). After this, ive never ever seen it on heroic again, even tho i rolled on her around 80% of the kills. (Got trolled hard tho, when we were finishing up the meta achievements, ofc she dropped it on normal...)
The twin consorts: not many kills on them (only 5 on heroic), but from that 5 kill i rolled on them 5 times. I got head token once, and the boots twice. Never even seen Gaze of the Twins (str dps trinket). Neither from drop, or roll.
And just to put the cherry on top of the cake, when we killed Ra-Den today, i insta mashed the extra roll button. There is 6 item from him on his loot table what i have a chance to recieve after rolling as dps. This being an amazing belt (which im still missing...), bis boots, a good ring, a good chest, and two completely total useless garbage item, a cloak (legendary quest line anyone? cloak drops so useful...), and a pants with stats which are good for like idk. Maybe a prot warrior? But its in the dps loot table anyway. And guess what? Ofc i rolled the pants, which i had absolutely no need of.
So yeah, there you have it, next time you start yelling like a derp that 10 man does not deserve loot, and that 25 man loot should be higher ilvl etc, please think about this: 25 man guilds are getting almost everything they want, they get 2 guaranteed Thunderforged item per kill, and their ilvl goes up and up around 3-4 times faster than ours.
I play this game to get better gear, and progress, if i wouldnt or couldnt be in a raiding guild i probably would have quit long ago, but since im in one im fine with it. I prioritize progress over gearing, and im absolutely happy that we managed to clear the full content before the next patch, but when you kill a boss more than a dozen times and 3 person from your raid is still missing an item from him... Well lets just say things like these can take your mood away a lot.
As again, i did not intended this post as a rage post, im not asking for changes in the loot system, just a story i wanted to share with all of you.
Best regards: Dzsozef - Eu - Ragnaros