We all know one.
Probably run with one on a regular basis.
They are the sort that have been playing multiple specs long before dual specs existed.
Generally they play classes that have true multiple specs, Shamans, Druids or Paladins.
At their most extreme, they will not only swap specs during a run, but characters as well, just to ensure they have the greatest claim to any loot that drops in an instance or raid.
They have the best geared main spec in your raid, with a limitless choice of tweak gear in their bags. Their offspec gear is better than most raider’s main spec gear.
They roll on the item that gives them a 1dps/tps/hps upgrade over their current gear, even when there are 9 other people rolling for a 200 dps increased… and win!
They are the ones complaining that they have to carry the dps/heals because they are 1,000dps ahead of the pack.
They are the ones complaining that they haven’t had a drop in weeks, even though between their toons they are rolling on 6 different specs (yes, they will even respec if the need arises) worth of gear options.
In RL, my boss calls these people heroes. They are the guy in the work place that know everything, that can do everything, and that everyone relies on and goes to for answers.
My boss’ solution is to sack them, because they provide no incentive to others to improve, suck up all the rewards, and when they are absent, or god forbid, move on, leave such a vacuum that it takes months to recover.
My biggest issue with them is quite simply loot based.
If that item we are both about to roll on is going to give me (or anyone else) an exponentially bigger upgrade than it will you… Sod off!
Yes it’s great to have you with your ability to offspec, but if your offspec is already better geared than my main, let’s get me in a position to challenge you on the meters…
Then the real challenge will begin:
- I will beat you on the meters, and
- I will beat you on the loot rolls
Gnomer and Out!
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