Selexin wrote: ↑
6 months ago
If a Warden Staff drops and there is a feral druid in the group, it's going to them. I would hate to see them miss out on a need roll and never be able to afford it from the AH. This isn't a blanket answer...
This is exactly why most people will roll need on BoE items. There is no blanket answer. The only way to maintain some semblance of order with loot distribution while also maintaining consistency in pugs is to simply need on BoE items. That wardens staff is VERY valuable for the feral. In a perfect world, should it go to him? Sure, maybe... But there is no denying that with a valuable item like Wardens, all players in the group could sell it and reinvest to obtain items of equal value. Therefore the wardens staff has equal value for all group members.
Wardens is actually a great talking point because it will drop in low level content, yet maintains its value at max level. Most druids will be feral while leveling and very few druids will remain feral at max level. So Wardens will default go to ferals (most/all druids) who are leveling, most of whom will retire this item to their bank at max, instead of being rolled on by the entire group? Defining a players individual needs is timely and complicated. The general rule that can be used to avoid ninjaing and ensure fair loot distribution while maintaining consistency is simply to roll need on BoE's.
With Blizzard taking a hands off approach to loot disputes, I cant see any reason that players wont be needing on all BoE's. I will say, that this often causes controversy in groups and I will also say that when I roll need and win, I allow all players who passed to /roll and compare their rolls to my initial roll.