Today happened something that made me feel bad. I did a mistake when we were running through AQ20… here’s what happened.
We killed Moam and all of a sudden item roll windows popped up, all of them. I thought it was kinda odd, since earlier we were just doing /roll on items we needed, but anyway, it happened and I checked what dropped.
Passed on items that were no need for my hunter, but then I saw the ring. Ring of Fury to be precise and thought “that would be an upgrade for me!” and quick look at chat window showed need rolls (tho I glanced at it so quickly, I can’t be now 100% sure all needers rolled need on that ring) so I figured I’d be rolling on it too.
That I did and it ended up in my bag, which I was so excited about I went and equipped it right away (last raids I had been through were not lucky ones… Did ZG, MC and Ony and got only blue leggings, so naturally I was happy my luck had changed a bit). But then all hell broke loose…
People started to inspect me and messages started popping about ninjalooting, “wtf nat” and the like. I was confused and to be honest, it made my stomach feel uneasy because I didn’t know what I had done wrong.
Yes, I’m bad at this game and didn’t understand the whole roll thing that happened… so when people pointed out the item should be rolled again and saw I already had it equipped (bad mistake, I know that now) some of them immediately decided to either ignore me or put me on blacklist, because to them, I was there to ninjaloot items.
I was thinking hard how I could make it right and a thought came into my mind. I offered to trash the ring (since nobody could get it now because of my mistake) and ask those who would’ve wanted it to /roll and I’d give the winner 100 gold. Yes, it’s not much, but I’m not good at making gold so it’s at least some gold in my books.
But it was too late. Those who wanted the ring had either ignored me or something, because I didn’t get any response (only from 1 warrior who said he didn’t care anymore).
So to all of you who were in that raid with me (if you even read this forum), I’m genuinely sorry that I made that mistake and I most certainly learned my lesson: Don’t roll on things unless allowed to and only equip item AFTER the whole raid is done.
Strangely, one of the groupmembers said he didn’t get that roll window for the ring, but did for the other items. Why? That I don’t know. Why did I get the loot window? That’s also beyond me, if some others did not get it. He was there during the kill and all that, so I have no idea why he wasn’t seeing window for that ring.
But yeah… I don’t have that ring anymore, because I figured I didn’t deserve it because of my mistake (no, I didn’t sell it to get few coins… just trashed it). Equipped my old ring and will be keeping it until that moment when I can roll, without mistakes, for another ring. Someone might say I did a stupid thing to throw it away and perhaps you’re right. Perhaps someone will even consider it to be “insult to injury”, but because I never meant that roll to be any sort of insult and since nobody else can now equip it, neither will I. Think it’s only fair that way.
So again, my sincere apologies to those involved and I learned my lesson never to be too fast with items or with rolls. I’m not someone who ninja’s items from dungeons even when I’m a hunter, but after this mistake people might think I am.
Just wanted to create this apology to let everyone make their own decisions about my behavior and my mistake. Now I know better and I don’t tend to make same mistake twice.