There is only one thing he sells that I'm really interested in - Vengeful Porcupette. For an avid pet collector, you will do just about anything to get certain pets.
It doesn't SEEM that hard superficially. Get 50 bloody coins, and you can buy it. To get bloody coins, you flag yourself with the Censer of Eternal Agony and go out and kill people. Each kill you get a coin.
But there are SO many catches here. Things which make it ridiculous for someone like me.
You have to actually have the KILLING blow to get the coin. Now how ridiculous is that as a healer! Go DPS I hear you say. Well... that's not very nice - how would you like it if I told you that you have to go tank to go get some special drop? I can imagine DPS wouldn't be happy to hear that!
You can't go farming the same person for the coin kill. They get debuffed for about 10 minutes which at least gives the poor person a break from being killed as it's an honourless kill. Of course, if you are a person without honour and just want to be a bully you can keep killing them... but that's not particularly nice.
And on a PvE server, you won't have much luck finding flagged people. And if you're on a PvP server - well, then you have to contend with faction imbalances too. However, one of the good things about the Censer is that you can kill your own faction as well (since essentially you are now aligned with Ordos and so EVERYONE is an enemy). But, as I saw on my own server, one of my own guildies was attacking a flagged Horde person while my guildie had the Censer on and he was trashed and abused in general chat for doing that. So even then, you can't seem to cut a break - people are happy to gang up when they are the dominant faction but if you turn the tables and they get targetted, then you have sulky people. Because nobody likes to be part of a minority, do they!
Typhoon Andrew mentioned on his blog yesterday that he saw people kill trading - he wondered if it was a rort. However, that's how I have to resort to getting my kills - because there really isn't much hope for me any other way! I just have to remind myself to trade at least one or two kills a day - maybe I will get there in another 2 months or so!
This is how I would fix the damn thing!
- Turn the coin into a loot like timeless coins, so that everyone in the GROUP can get one from a kill.
- Fix Fire-watcher's Oath so that we can use it in BGs and get a chance to get coins as a loot for kills that count as honour kills (NOT killing blows)
That's easier but still by no means EASY. I understand that Blizz want to make it hard and it still is hard - but impossible is just that little bit too hard for even the most determined of players, even me!