Do you see what is wrong with that attitude, with that style of thinking, and why the community rules might be better to follow?
I'll follow it the day you make this comment as a Blizzard staffer and GM. Until then, no.
The anonymity of the Internet in general and LFD/LFR gives people the free reign to act as they please with no punishment risks
They have done nothing to be punished for
, and again you are more than welcome to take it up with Blizzard. Dont be surprised when that missive winds up in the round filing cabinet
We may not be able to punish those that break them the way the players who played back when the realms were isolated could/did. However the rules, the ethical and moral code still applies.
Not to me it doesnt. I follow what Blizzard has laid down. They are in charge, not you.
There are so many "community unwritten rules" that change from person to person, based on their own whims from day to day. and quite frankly,. those "community rules' are garbage and far as I am concerned, irrelevant.
I would be interested to see just how many of these "unwritten rules" there are..my guess is it would be quite a list, and enough to drive anyone insane trying to cater to all of them in this game at the same time.
Blizz laid down loot rules for a reason, to streamline the issue and to quite seriously put a stop to all this self imposed and self asserted "rules" you demand people follow so slavishly.
Above I listed some I have already seen in this game, posted for all to see, if we were to spec and operate as all of these "rules" demand, then the entire structure comes crashing down.
Which is the main reason these "rules" are of no consequence, and why the loot rules laid down are the only ones I can and will follow. Tanks do not have the right to dictate who gets what loot or gear, same for healers, LFD is not run as master looter for this very same reason, you talk of entitlement, I talk of the self made entitlement of those who would have the majority of players held hostage to their whims and fancies based on little more than their own "moral code".
I dont give a rats about what went on in WOTLK..that is an OLD expansion and the environment and situation has changed radically in that time. I am not bound by the many and varied "player made rules" and I defy anyone to try and "punish me" for "breaking these rules"...because all that will get you is a addition to my ignore list and if you are obnoxious and abusive, a report as well.
The LFD loot rules are as they are for a specific reason, and I would suspect, as a method and a means to put a stop to the dictatorial shenanigans of people who would make themselves master looter by default, the "high and mighty" atop their moral pinnacle. We had enough of that kind of mentality in Cata.http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3932853710?page=1
I will roll on what I perceive I need in a dungeon. If it is mail or plate or leather and I am on this toon, pass. If I am on my plate warrior, I will again roll need as I so choose. My warr has a prot spec and it is entirely likely I will be rolling on tank gear so I can gear to tank in MOP. Under LFD rules I am doing absolutely nothing wrong
and neither you, nor anyone else, has the right or authority to tell me I am "not following the community rules".
MS/OS is old, archaic, and completely irrelevant. Far as I am concerned it does not exist.
I will be clear on this: bluntly put: I dont care for your "community rules" and I will not follow them. I do not need to, nor will I, 'ask permission", as I do not and never will agree in any way that I am required to do so, now will I, if ever confronted by this attitude, "hand it over".
The rules Blizzard has laid down, I will follow to the letter and the spirit.
Go ahead, post them all. Every single "player made rule" from Vanilla to today.
Every single one, then consider the chaos and absolute mayhem that would result were we to cater to the "moral crowd" who consider themselves the self made loot master and arbiter of who gets what and when.
Need before Greed or make your own group.