Melayna wrote:To be honest I haven't experienced anyone pocketing anything worthwhile in a long time, think the last time was some seanchan who rented with that unique two handed long blade, but that is a long time ago. Sure coin generally just goes into the pocket of whoever looted unless someone asks for it. I find vials etc. to be split fairly in the vast majority of cases.
I both agree and disagree, simply because the dynamic on LS is different, since trading is a big part of the game and has always been. The rogue who is missing out on the war maul or whatever rare could have used that rare in a trade for some pods. That being said it has always frustrated me a bit when people who PK up north exclusively finally end up killing someone with a heron and it ends up on the smobbing FC(or whatever char) who happened to come dusty and spike the fade and then win the lotto, and it just ends up in a rent or up for trade for 5 shocklances the day after. And wholeheartedly agree that it would be great if people played the rares they got, more rares in circulation is always great.
But as a wise man said in another thread:
Dear original poster, sides differ
Trading is a big part of LS. I don't have a problem with it. I still think it should go as follows:
Who gets the rare?
1. Whoever is practiced for it and will play it immediately (not including a person who is already wielding a rare)
2. Whoever is willing to pay for a reset immediately and will repractice immediately so that they can play it
3. Whoever wins the dice roll if they want to trade it and there are no people from 1 or 2
So if I get a heron med, and I am using Kirukan's, I'm not going to roll for a heron or keep the heron. I am going to give it to the guy in my group who is using medium blades, or I am going to give it to the guy in my group who is bone clubs but willing to go to the blacksmith and reset to medium blades. If none of those are the case, and I'm on DS, I might keep the heron for myself for backup. But if I'm on LS, and none of those are the case, I'll allow anyone present for the kill to shoot dice for it (with the exception of a very short list of people).
That is how splitting should work IMO. More people would be a lot happier this way. It is more equal than shooting dice like on LS. It minimizes the chance of a rare being stored in rent forever. Someone who has never got the shot at a rare will get the chance to play it. It will create a joyful and memorable experience for them.
Let's be real, no one is getting any joy out of having a heron in their rent that costs thousands of gold to withdraw. You have to play it to experience it. Otherwise, you could just open notepad and type that you're wielding a heron mark blade. Equipment is in the game to be played. Play it. Stop storing it. Play it.