You kill a mob… cloth
You kill a boss… cloth
You loot a chest… cloth
You kill a player… a few sliver and a kick up the arse.
The Emperor’s new clothes
This is what I don’t understand, why is it, that that cloth wearing fool of a Warlock that tried to take down the widdly-biddy-fireball-throwing Gnome Mage, can’t spare me some cloth?
I’m more than happy to tear off their epic robe, cloak or undies and stuff that in my backpack.
In fact one would assume that it would be some sort of enchanted cloth, but I would settle for normal cloth.
I would even settle for singed cloth scraps – if I could turn them into a whole piece of cloth.
Which brings me to my 1st tangent (of I don’t know how many, maybe the last, but who will know until any of us reach the end of the post?)
Why can we pick up leather scraps AND why can a Leatherworker then convert these into a whole piece of leather, yet a tailor can’t do the same with cloth?
What, a tailor doesn’t know how to sew scraps together?
You kidding me?
That’s what my Mother-in-Law did for years in India to survive. She would go house to house collecting people’s unwanted cloth scraps, sew them together and sell whatever she could make.
She could do this in the real world, yet my 525 tailor can only work with complete piece of cloth.
I know this is a fantasy game, but I think that’s just a step too far removed from reality!
The track I am now back on…
Anyway, the thing that really really bugs me is that PvP is not a money earner.
Yes, yes I realise if you are raiding you need to get some gold from somewhere to pay for your repairs.
And yes I am aware you get some gold thrown at you for winning a BG, but there is a disconnect when it comes to picking stuff up.
If you enjoy PvE, you may well raid and will most likely do instances and quests – all of these have drops that can add to the bank balance or crafting bank.
If you PvP and prefer that to a night (or 7 nights) or instancing etc… well you better find some more time on top of your passion to grind out some profession mats.
PvP zones with benefits
There are two zones that I can think of where gathering was allowed during PvP: Wintergrasp and Tol Barad.
You used to be able to fish in Alterac Valley, maybe do other things as well… but then back in those days, battles went for 3 days, so you probably needed some recreation activities.
Even Wintergrasp and Tol Barad don’t have NPCs during battle time, so you can’t be looting extra items off them while the battle rages.
So, you are kind of screwed unless you want to “work overtime” when not defending for the Alliance or Horde.
If they bring it, let me loot it.
I’m not talking about high drop rates, but even if I had a stack of cloth at the end of a night of BGs, I would be spared a grinding session (plus the travel etc involved).
Why not have level and class specific drops off player characters, you know, some plate (uncomfortable), leather (ohhh kinky), or frilly cloth (not that I’d wear something like that) undies to pick up?
- Metal bars and Earth “shards” off plate wearers.
- Leather “scraps” and Nature/Shadow “shards” off leather wearers.
- Cloth “scraps” and Water/Air/Fire “shards” off cloth wearing casters (plus the odd BoE Epic off Warlocks, just to make sure they are focused down!)
Is it really too much to ask?
Gnomer and Out!
PS: May the fourth be with you! (assuming you are reading this in my yesterday)
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