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4-07-2008 @ 1:24PM
Our guild uses a similar zero-sum system and it's worked great. We have hardcore raiders and part-timers who cycle through when they can. Two additions that have worked REALLY well is the idea of qualified rolling and wishlists.Anyone who has enough points to afford a particular drop without going negative is qualified to roll on it. This means that you don't have to be top of the list to get the loot, giving more incentive for people to climb "high enough" to have a chance at getting a good drop. If no one with enough points wants to roll, then it's opened up to EVERYONE and yes they can go negative if they win the loot.After you've earned a certain number of points within the system, you're allowed to put an item on your wishlist. (Great for collecting those tier pieces, for instance.) If you're in a raid and your wishlisted item drops -- and you are qualified to roll on it -- you only roll against anyone else on the raid who has also wishlisted the item. If you can't afford it but no qualified rollers are rolling on it, then you still have priority over the folks who haven't wishlisted it.This requires a bit of bookkeeping but no more so than the zero-sum system. We have a wishlist thread in our forum that people use to announce their wishlisted items (and when they get them). For every item drop, it's the responsibility of the player to announce how many points they have and whether an item is wishlisted. For each drop, you announce your points and whether you've got something wishlisted. At a glance it's easy to tell who gets the loot.
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