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.