Saturday, April 4, 2009

Master Loot and The Hit Rating Dance Continues

Master Loot

So Thursday night, we didn't have a full 25man raid, so instead of running Malygos, we took a couple wings down in Naxx. A lot of healers. A lot of tanks. Not so many dps. It still worked out and was a good time.

It was an interesting night too, because I was running loot for the first time. I had thought I'd just do Malygos, which would be pretty easy. Instead we were bathed in loot. "Running loot" means being master looter. It means hanging by the dead boss while everyone else moves to clear out trash to the next boss. We use a slightly modified "Ni-Karma" system. The add-on is pretty decent. Basically every hour and at the start and end of the raid, you get 5 karma. If you see an item you want that's an upgrade, you can privately ask the master looter to "bonus" on the item. This means you will add all your accumulated karma toward rolling on the item. If you win, exactly half of your karma is consumed. You can also "nobonus" on the item, which expends no karma. If someone bonuses and has more than 50 karma than another bonus or nobonus'er then those people with 50 karma less don't even get to roll. Anyway, it wasn't too bad using the system and I think I got most everything right. It certainly was a little odd to never take out any trash. By the last boss, I had the system down pretty well.

The Hit Rating Dance Continues

So Gothik decided to drop my pants. I "bonused" and blew enough karma to ensure that I probably will not ever get good loot off of KT. But it was BiS for me so I went for it. What I hadn't realized at the time was that it also had +hit on it. So now I'm at over +9% to hit. And the number of +hit gems I have to swap out is getting pretty small. I swapped out the Leggings of Colossal Strides.

Idle thought: too bad I can't do something with the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th best in slot pants that I still have obsessively kept on hand. I guess I'm not doing too bad. I finally got rid of my nature resist set. ;-)

In any case, I'm now 35 over the hit cap. Pretty insane. I have a +16 and two +8 hit gems slotted. 32 hit. I also have the Icewalker enchant on my boots. So, more re-gemming. If I had the nobles trinket, or Sarth's, then I probably would be dropping the Grim Toll and adding all sorts of +hit gems back. What a silly dance.

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