In WoW, there is something that I like to call the "Luck of the Noob". This is when someone who is a noob of any sort easily obtains something that you had to fight tooth and nail for. These thoughts came up when I had my fiancee go do her first ever Northrend Fishing Daily. She flew out to Sholazar with her 300 fishing skill to try and cash the Ghost Fish. It took her about 20 minutes of mostly catching trash, but she got it.
She opens up her very first fishing reward bag and what does she get? The weather beaten fishin hat. I remember that damn thing took me months to get. Then she asked is she should vendor it 0_0.
The same thing previously happened when we did her first run through Magisters Terrace. The Phoenix Hatchling dropped and she got it. I havent seen the thing drop since then.
I have seen this happen many times over the course of my WoW playing days. An undergeared tank alt being carried through Kara get the King's Defender on his very first try. I crappy geared fresh 70 tanking alt outrolls me on the shield off of Nightbane. The shield off of Gruul drops while I am in there on my Holy Paladin. Some people have all of the luck.
So far in Northrend, I have had pretty bad luck with shields. I have not seen a single tanking shield drop in either Naxx at all. It took me about 20 runs to get the Royal Crest of Lordaeron. My buddy picked the shield up on his shaman on his first run....because it looked cool and nobody wanted it.
These are the things that make you cringe and hope the RNG dies a slow painful death by pencils shoved in the tip of it's penis.
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