Recently I had a discussion with another player, after they were running around the Timeless Isle happily skinning away at whatever other players had left for dead. “I’m getting leather hand over fist…what the hell?!?! God damn it, loot your kills!” It got me to thinking that the general skinner seems to have some sense of entitlement when it comes to gathering. I’m not saying this applies to all (I certainly don’t feel that way when I’m out and about with Liouxpold), but it’s definitely there and the air needs to be cleared from the Amateur perspective.
If we are in an instance or, really, grouped together in any way and I know at least one of the other players is a skinner then I will certainly do my part to loot. Heck, even if I don’t, said skinner can come along after and loot the corpse and then skin it. The important thing is that I do feel I owe it to them to clean up my corpse so they can get their materials. It’s a courtesy thing and one that in the confines of a group is quite warranted. As far as I’m concerned, that’s where it ends.
When I’m out and about in a place like Stranglethorn Vale and Sholozar Basin, I am under no obligation to consider someone coming along and cleaning up after me. If I am running around, for example, doing the Nesingwary kill quests I am not going to loot all the little patches of fur that are worth about two copper each, or any other worthless little thing, when I might be filling my bags with quest items, greens, and more. I have a limited bag space the same as you do, and I’m not going to keep running back to the nearest vendor just so that I can make sure all my kills are ready to be skinned. It’s time consuming and quite frankly a chore to do so just to make things easier for someone else.
I have a skinner. I know that leveling it can be a bit daunting at times, especially if you’re in a leveling area that doesn’t have much in the way of furry trophies. But the thing is, you (we) chose the profession. You know how it works. On occasion, you are going to have to go grind some kills just to get some leather. If you are in an area where someone else is doing the killing, then consider it a blessing that you get to clean up their mess and land some leather (and in cases, skill points) in the process. But at no point do you have a right to get upset if someone doesn’t completely loot their corpse and thus deprive you, because they aren’t. You can be disappointed. But instead of trying to feel wronged when the corpse isn’t looted, be thankful for the times that it is.