This is something I have touched on many times in posts and in part of many posts in the past few years and I feel it is time once again for me to be grumpy and rant, as it is what I love to do, so if I can't get loot I might as well enjoy myself complaining about it.
The random number generator and me have had a long relationship together. Be it with drops or with things dropping and me losing the roll. Random is random and random hates me. Every expansion I like to think that perhaps this time will be different. Maybe this time around I might be lucky. I've seen people get everything they want and I get nothing.
Like the day I was sitting in org trying to fish up that crafty fish for nine hours and when someone asked me what I was doing there and I said fishing they said they would come and try too. Five minutes later they get the achievement I had been trying forever to get, nine hours that day and six hours the previous day not to mention a few hours here and there for years and many more hours on horde characters only to never see one in my entire life of game play and they get it in less than 15 minutes.
Then there is the recent run of a few scenarios with some guild mates that in 6 runs I saw someone get something each run, except me. Two of those runs both people got something. So 6 runs, 8 pieces, none in my bag at all.
I've been running heroics the last few days, after finally having gotten my pattern for dailies in I figured it was time to enter the heroics into the mix instead of only doing them after I finish my dailies. When I was first learning where all the daily mobs were I would just do the dailies before running anything. Now that I know where everything is I do both at one time instead of waiting until I am done before entering a heroic.
In a guild run a few days ago I got one piece. In every random I have run I have never, repeat never, seen one thing drop that I could use. I've only even seen one mail piece drop at all and it had spirit on it. Not even one agility neck, trinket, ring or back that could have been lost to others. Not even something I could roll on.
I've run the direbrew thing more than a few times and lets not even get into the fact I have not seen a mount on my main ever from there being there are now shared mounts and I at least have the ram because another character got it a few years back. I've seen the DPS trinket drop once and lost it. Just once. I've seen the stamina one enough that I can't even count them any more.
I've said it before and I will say it again. The game needs something for people like me. This is why I always loved valor and justice gear. It is like mercy for the unlucky. It allows people like me to grind my gear and earn it because my luck is lacking. I have always believed and still believe that every single slot should be available for purchase with points of some sort.
You should never have to be held hostage by the random number generator. There is no decent reason I should not have every single slot with at least 463 by now. With the amount of things I have run anyone that is not me would be rocking at least a few pieces, even those that say they have bad luck. I've got one. Just one.
I hate the random number generator and I am really considering just giving up and raiding with sub par gear and trying to get my gear from raiding only but that is not in my nature. If I can not give my best effort I don't feel I have the right to ask others to give their best effort.
But when do you reach the point where you have to say enough is enough? When do you reach the point where you have to surrender and admit the random number generator won?
All I ask if that the gear drops, even if I lose it, just let me see it, let me know that it exists.
Do you think luck is linked to characters?
I know it is not linked to a person because I have been lucky on other characters, just not my main. My shaman wins everything. Got the ram a few years back, my main never saw it. Got the horseman mount, my main never saw it. Geared up two specs in less than a dozen runs in both cataclysm and wrath. Won nearly every BoE and lock box that ever dropped in a random. So it is not me, it is my hunter that the random number generator hates.
I am not sure what the random number generator has against my hunter but if my hunter and the random number generator ever meet up in a dark alley we will never have this problem again because the random number generator would be dead. I would even revive the random number generator just so I could kill it again.