Our usual heal team consists of 2 priests (a disco priest and me, generally as holy) and a resto druid. Now, considering that priests are being horribly mistreated in this patch with respect to spirit gear, the other priest and I are both grudgingly grinding VP.
We are a little bitter about it. And by a little bitter, I mean pretty fucking bitter. Whenever plate, mail, or leather drops with spirit on it, we gripe. Whenever someone gets an upgrade and cheerfully announces “Now I won’t have to grind for the VP version”, I die a little inside. Since VP is our only GOOD option, we are siblings in solidarity or some such nonsense. It’s easier to put up with bullshit when someone else shares your pain and is putting up with the same bullshit.
We have been pretty much lock-step in getting our VP pieces. Neither of us caps every week, but we seem to be on the same VP collection schedule. However, when other priest got his gloves while I was on vacation, and was therefore one piece ahead of me, I was twirling my virtual mustache yelling “CURSES!” This made me want to grind MOAR VP. Even though I have my 2 piece bonus and am much more comfortable with my mana and thoroughput, I must have ALL THE THINGS. I am MOTIVATED, dammit.
How does friendly competition affect your in-game activities, if at all?
(P.S. Laral is a dirty smitey cheater and does not really need the gear.)