Fascination with Frozen Orbs
To set the stage.. last week (and frankly ever since the 3.3.3 change to Frozen Orbs were announced) I’ve dutifully ran my daily heroic. At the end of every heroic I hesitated over the Frozen Orb. Do I greed and hope that no one else has already needed it.. do I wait until everyone else has chosen and THEN make my choice. It was maddening. If I hit greed and then someone else needed I thought they were an asshat. I RAGED at them being an asshat. If I waited.. and then 1 out of the four other people hit Need.. and THEN hit Need.. well then I felt like an asshat. I don’t like that.. I don’t want to be an asshat.. and I dispise being under the influence of asshats.
So last night I finally hit on the answer. At the beginning of the run I type out in party:
/p Hi all! To avoid confusion, everyone please roll need on the orb.
Ta da. Suddenly I’m not worried about it. I roll need.. and the others roll need..and it’s all fair and nifty. In fact last night someone rolled greed.. and for like a split second I felt bad.. like OMG maybe he missed when I put that into the party chat.. but almost immediately he typed “Oops, I forgot.”
So there. My stress level is lowered. All is good in my world again. It was so freaking easy I’m amazed I didn’t think of it sooner.