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7-31-2009 @ 11:19AM
Yes, /roll can create drama too. All systems do. However, while each system has a problem it also has advantages.I seem to recall when the last time the DKP system came up, one of the posters on WOW.com (can't remember who or I'd credit him/her) pointed out that a DKP system was in essence "deficit looting" where the raid was "owed" a certain number of items over the number that dropped. This meant that later people who joined the raid would have no chance on items for their contributions for a long time until earlier people got what they were "owed."It's why I like my own guild system: Every night of the raid, every person gets one (successful) need roll [If the person loses, he can try again on the next item], one successful tier roll [same as above] and the rest are greed rolls. Need > Greed. Only if nobody wants to greed on the item is it disenchanted.Now is the system perfect? No. Indeed there are some rules I would like to change (such as the "Only roll need on the role you play... which can be hard on people called to fill an off-spec role). However because we have these rules, everyone has a chance if an item for their class drops, and nobody is in the situation of raiding with the knowledge that they won't get anything.We don't have any guild drama so far. Yes I lost a roll or two to a PUG joining us, but we kept to the rules, and I know that our master looter won't screw me over when a roll goes my way.
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