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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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