I’m sure we all have that one item that just WILL NOT DROP for us. Some item you lust after and run where it drops ad nauseum until you’re blue in the face. And despite your efforts, you just can’t seem to get it to drop. Or if you do see it drop, someone else also wants it and you lose the roll. Better yet, you see it drop, nobody at all wants it, but you’re ON YOUR ALT! Or maybe you’re on one of your toons and someone in guild goes “Hey, lookit what I just got! [link of item you want]! It’s all you can do to type out a quick “Grats”, while silently cursing to high heaven. Curse the loot gods, curse theeeeem!
For my paladin, said item was Bracers of Justice. The Maiden in Karazhan was an evil vicious bitch who just decided to thumb her nose at me and never drop those in my presence, except once when I think I was on my rogue and they dropped. I forget exactly. Eventually I saved up enough Badges of Justice to buy some nice healing bracers and that was that. But oh, I still burned with hatred at Maiden. I still had thoughts of rolling on those Bracers, should I ever see them drop. No dice. Eventually, we all moved on to bigger and better dungeons, but I’ll not soon forget Maiden of Justice and her unwillingness to part with her bracers. NEVER FORGET!
My current ‘gear item that just won’t drop’ is Needle-Encrusted Scorpion. My DK, Celrina, is swimming in hit. The last thing she needs is more of it. Which sucks for me because the Triumph emblem trinkets are all about the hit. I’m trying to replace Crusader’s Locket…it’s not BAD, but it’s green and it bugs me. I’ve run FoS alot. ALOT. Fortunately, I like that instance. Fairly short, not overly difficult, chance to drop a Battered Hilt (I won’t lie, I’d probably sell it. I try to be a nice, generous sort, but….I mean…..those things sell for a TON). I’ve seen it drop only once, and I lost the roll to a warrior (dunno his spec, but he was DPSing). I could downgrade my Triumphs to whatever Emblems I’d need to by the Mirror of Truth, but I keep thinking as soon as I do that, the Scorpion will drop. It’s a vicious cycle. Of course, on my last trip into FoS, some lovely pally healing boots dropped, which sadly would be an upgrade for Endy. Her boots are her worst piece of gear, I think.
So what item refuses to drop for you (all my loyal…um…3 or 4 readers)? Did you ever get it or did you buy/settle/craft something else? And did it then drop the first time you went back to wherever it drops?