I’ve seen quite a few posts about people “ninjaing” frozen orbs. And while I don’t doubt that some people have – I’ve seen intentional ninjas myself, most of these seem to derive from a difference in the “norms” from server to server. On Thorium Brotherhood, the normal convention is to roll “Greed” on frozen orbs. But on other servers, apparently the norm is to roll “Need” [which actually prevents ninjas in their minds – because everyone is supposed to roll need].
I understand the principle of being against ninjas – and I am – I hate the behavior. But the fact is, if someone just asks ahead of time how to roll, or even says “Everyone need/everyone greed the frozen orb”, then it will clear up MOST of the misunderstandings and supposed “ninjaing frozen orbs”. If it’s not worth asking and setting the record straight ahead of time, is it really worth fussing over? I went from having about 10 spare frozen orbs before 3.3, to having 2 extra stacks now and that includes a couple of instances where people needed the orb and “ninjaed” it.
It’s not worth me asking to be honest. It really isn’t. But it is worth waiting to see what other people roll, because most of the time everyone else follows suit. If people roll Need, I roll Need. If they roll Greed, I roll Greed.