Where it was protection and retribution, (tank or spank for the ones not familiar with paladin talent trees,) it is now protection and holy.
There are a few trinkets that I want from a very spesific "gear-me-up" instance, namely Trial of the Crusader. The trinkets are Tears of the Vanquished, which is for my healing spec and The Black Heart, where both drop from the last boss in there, The black knight.
I've always been of the mindset that if a piece of gear is a valid upgrade for one of my gearsets, I will need on it. Doesn't matter if it's in a raid environment or an 5-man instance. If it's an epic, I will need on it, provided that it is infact an upgrade that I can benefit from.
To quote the seagulls from Finding Nemo:
Mine!And damned be the rest of the party.
So when the Black Heart dropped, I , of course, needed on it. It's an upgrade to my tanking set and is one of the reasons I actually queued up for the instance for in the first place. Since 3 of the rest of the party were from the same realm, I'm guessing they joined up together to get the trinket for their tanking buddy. They all needed, being a druid, a deathknight and a warrior, so they were all eligible for it.
This didn't go well with the tank, nor with his friends. With a bunch of "WTF", "lol healr need?" and the likes, they all wanted me to trade it to them. Atleast that's what I'm guessing, since they were opening trades with me and demanding that the tank would get it, as it was mainspec for him.
The tank was more worthy of having the trinket than I was, since he, after all, was the tank. Quite the sensible logic. If you're a social retard.
So I said no.
And while I'm fully aware that I could just part the group and be done with them there and then, I switched to my tanking gear and updated my gearset, so that it would be easy to equip later on. That wardrobe function is great to have.
And this caused even more drama, as they were still hanging around, appearantly hoping I'd still hand it over.
The reason for the increased amount of drama turned out to be that I had better gear than the tank and that I should be nice and let him have it, as it would be a greater upgrade for him.
When I still said no, they started to behave like internet tough guys. Going to find me, report me, etc, etc, etc.
In their eyes, I'm the evil guy. The bastard son of an motherless ogre. The oneheaded kind with a horn on it's forehead. The dreaded "ninja".
I left after giving them this phrase:
It's an upgrade to me and I'm not sorry to say screw you, your friends and whomever you may be related to, you're of no importance to me and infact, this is the first time I ever team with you. I have just as much right to whatever piece of gear that drops in the instance as any of the rest of you, mainspec or not.I'm not evil. I'm in need of upgrades. And I don't have to justify it to anyone I group with. Especially not strangers I'm not likely to ever meet again.
But of course, with the need before greed system enforced upon you when using the LFG tool, that's not always possible. Most of the times, I can only hit greed and hope I win, especially since I'm an enchanter.
I'm actually considering dropping enchanting due to this. That by simply having it, I have to watch so many upgrades being sharded infront of my eyes, by a profession that everyone was given free access to.