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12-22-2008 @ 2:29PM
Scott, are you are up to speed on the best stats holy priests? If you haven't already, maybe you should head over to EJ and read the healing compendium by Contantius (http://elitistjerks.com/f77/t35208-wotlk_healing_compendium_v3_0_theorycraft_specs_etc/).Priest really want int > spi > mp5, and you are sandbagging them if you are loading them up with mp5 and passing the int items to caster dps.Additionally, when you state that healers can get their gear in other ways (rep, crafting, etc) I really hope your guild is powerlevelling their professions or you are just treating the healers badly. With the meager number of dailies available for the wrath factions, you are looking at WEEKS of doing dailies three at a time for each faction, while watching the rest of your raid become geared up.I know that if I was healing in your raid, if I wasn't being given the opportunity to roll on items that would help me gear up, I'd probably look elsewhere pretty quickly.
12-22-2008 @ 4:41PM
The elemental shaman in our group is pretty lucky, she's been getting a lot of gear and we end up DEing all the mail caster stuff now anyways.I like lootlists, it forces people to research and prioritize their own gear, better for 25 mans though.In our 10 mans we need/greed items. The simplest rule is this:The item should be go to the raider that will use it the longest all other things remaining equal.Sure, those boots with hit might be a huge wonderful upgrade for your priesty and not as much for the mage, however the priest will (or at least should) replace those boots with mp5 or spirit boots where as a mage would be less likely to replace them. It is the same general rule that applies to armor drops.
12-22-2008 @ 7:31PM
Good examples, loopinvariant. Basically Scott and others just proved once more that any form of loot council (or loot dictatorship) is a horrible idea, unless the loot master is an expert on all 3 specs of all 10 classes, which rarely happens. Just switch to a DKP system and get rid of the drama, arbitrariness and whimsical decisions.Sure people will still make stupid bidding, but at least it is mainly they who suffer for being ignorant about their own class. If the whole raid is made up of so much ignorant raiders that raid performance suffers from bad loot decisions by the raiders, then you have probably much bigger problems already.Scott's "Making good decisions about loot that benefits the raid is the best way to avoid drama." assumes that anyone but the raiders themselves is competent to have an overview of what each and every raider needs. And that is hardly ever the case (as proven by Scott's ignorant grouping of "healers" as all being mp5 classes, which is complete nonsense, as pointed out by loopinvariant).The best way to avoid drama is to assume that your raiders are intelligent and knowledgable about their own class (why else bring them?) and thus give them the responsibility to manage their own DKP pool.
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