Loot Trading in Classic Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hey all, just wanted to make everybody aware that we made an update to the original post with the following information:

We saw some confusion about a specific part of this post so we want to be clear that Customer Service will NOT be transferring items in WoW Classic and the system that we outlined will be in the players’ hands. If we were to go down the road of developing a policy on item trading, we believe it would end up allowing the exact same kind of abuse that we are trying to minimize with the 2-hour trade window system which we outlined in the original post.

Ninja looting does have consequences in the community and those who do it will have trouble getting invited to group. In other words: your reputation will matter. Remember to play nice, play fair folks!
This article was originally published in forum thread: Loot Trading in Classic Update started by chaud View original post
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  1. The Stormbringer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Embriel View Post
    This is a really shitty move by Blizzard. All it will do is punish people who don't know what they're doing. Your entire server will hate you and call you a ninja just because you didn't know any better, how are you supposed to learn from that? We need to be able to trade items we looted by mistake by opening tickets, anything else is unacceptable.
    It won't be an issue, since you'll have a two-hour trade window. As long as someone brings it up, you can be like, "Oh, sorry. How does it work? I'm new, I don't really know what I'm doing." and things will be fine and dandy.
  1. Echocho's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Stormbringer View Post
    It won't be an issue, since you'll have a two-hour trade window. As long as someone brings it up, you can be like, "Oh, sorry. How does it work? I'm new, I don't really know what I'm doing." and things will be fine and dandy.
    No we'll have a zero hour trade window and they won't respond to loot related tickets. The trading is only enabled in raids, if you make a mistake in a dungeon you'll be branded a ninja.
  1. The Stormbringer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Embriel View Post
    No we'll have a zero hour trade window and they won't respond to loot related tickets. The trading is only enabled in raids, if you make a mistake in a dungeon you'll be branded a ninja.
    I was referring to raids, not dungeons. If you do it in dungeons, it's less impactful, and people are more likely to be forgiving if you explain that it was a mistake. Especially if you're willing to offer gold in return, or offer to run the dungeon again and waive any other rewards to give them a second chance.
  1. Maudib's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Embriel View Post
    No we'll have a zero hour trade window and they won't respond to loot related tickets. The trading is only enabled in raids, if you make a mistake in a dungeon you'll be branded a ninja.
    It is the most true to actual Vanilla. The alternative is allow people to abuse the 2 hour trade option and multi-role on loot for their guildies.

    No loot trade in dungeons opens up a very small window for mistakes, while loot trading opens pandora's box for abuse.

    It generally takes several Ninja loots to get your brand on... so ethier a person's accidental need on something will be forgotten... or their multiple "mistaken" needs will root them out for what they are.

    Man the game sure has changed a lot... it went from if someone "ninja's" a piece of loot from a dungeon there is hell to pay, to being showered with so much loot no one cares.

    Can't wait for Classic!
  1. Sarnaxxx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by xact4 View Post
    Then your server was crap. It did matter, I remember specifically avoiding known ninja looters. If you got called out in trade chat too many times, you were screwed. You were resigned to grouping with your guild, and if they had any sense they would kick you and you were double screwed. It rarely happened on purpose, the deterrent was real.
    I agree 100%. Your reputation was very important back in Vanilla and I believe if they stick to what they've said so far (Blizzard) -- it will matter once again!
  1. seleri's Avatar
    Server reputation was such a thing in Classic that even almost 15 years later I still remember a dozen or so of the blacklisted people's names. Anyone that thinks griefers/ninjas/etc won't be branded and ostracized probably didn't actually play (or at least play seriously) in classic WoW.

    It wasn't people that accidentally hit need on something they didn't need though, I think most people misclicked at least once and it was understandable. These were people that deliberately screwed others over for their own gain and/or amusement.
  1. VanishingAct's Avatar
    Man the loot trading is just shit. Its open for abuse with guilds and yes similar tactics happened back in vanilla as well with no loot trade window. I'd rather the honest mistakes than something that can and will be abused by guilds who don't give a shit.

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