I am having the hardest time wrapping my head around this. I don't sit and hungrily wish for the awesome item of awesomeness. I'm actually very content to idly farm badgermen for Timbermaw rep. I like fishing for goodness sake. I level slowly! I tell you this so you know I'm not a fully fledge loot whore. I like everyone I know do succumb to the occasional selfish act(rolling on the +9 agi shoulders with my rogue and hunter). But 75% of the time I'm content to gear others up. So I'm not confused by the 'not caring about the loot'.
But when I sit down the day before a pox run I make note of each boss and what they drop and in my head I make a list of check marks and think okay we're going to do them in this order until we have those items. If we don't get the items I think "okay we're doing it again". And we'll "do it again" until -all- of the loot has dropped. All of it. And all the bosses are cleared. And all the boxes are checked.
So everyone does this right? Everyone sits down and makes a list of the gear / rep /s kill / xp / honor / marks / quest goals before each play session right? And makes a note of what the total amount is and how many they'll get per hour?
I mean normal people spend [playtime] * 120% searching thotbott, alakazam, wowhead, wowwiki, google for maps, lore, gear, quest info, fight info? I'm just your average WoW player right?
I'm poking a little fun at my fellow poxers. I am honestly a little surprised each time I ask what goals they want in terms of gear/items or what quest they want to do or what dungeon and they cheerfully say they just enjoy the party and don't really care.
"You don't... but... I mean how can we spend all night farming you the gear you want if you don't... I'm ... but ... I don't know what to ... "
Its almost impossible to forcefeed someone looty goodness when they don't know what their lootygoodness is! Darn cheerful pumpkins! [Insert a quad of pumpkins wearing blue leather shoulders with +9 agi] Yer ALL gonna get feral druid drops and like it then! I'll -make- you roll on them I will! Even you priests! ;P
Well that is the end of my raving. I'm going to go back and look up what huntery/roguey gear drops in SFK.