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3-22-2010 @ 2:20PM
Better solution would be to run a loot council. That way you can give your guildie a specific drop and give the other guy a random drop later. Just let the pug know that this person has been running a few weeks for that item. Hook the pug up with a later drop to please them and to let them know you understand, and to thank them for being patient.
3-22-2010 @ 2:25PM
There are several issues with that plan, but one humongous one: If nothing else drops in the run the Pugger can use, you just screwed that pug player over as much as you would have giving him no loot to begin with. I've been in many runs where only one item I could use dropped the entire time.
3-22-2010 @ 2:28PM
Um, if you're gonna take this item away from the pug or not let him roll on it, you better have told him BEFORE he joined the raid. To do what you are suggesting after the item drops is pure ninjarey (I just made a word).
3-22-2010 @ 3:22PM
The problem with that is that the pug has no guarantee of future loot other than your word. And just the fact that you are using loot council to give priority to a guildie over the pug will seem unfair, which will probably cause the pug to leave in rage when it happens, bad-mouthing your guild on trade, which will be bad reputation for your guild, sour taste in everybody's mouth, and eventually your raids not happening anymore / guild disband. If you plan on keeping your guild reputation intact / ever pugging or recruiting in the future, respect your pugs. That single person may have only joined a single run, but your pool of pugs as a whole have been with you the entire time, and have gone through just as many wipes as your guildies to bring you to where you are. The pool of pugs "deserve" loot just as much as your guildies do. Random mainspec rolls with lootcap is probably the best way to keep things fair to pugs while distributing loot evenly. Of course you may down 3 bosses and the three pugs win one loot each leaving none for your guild. Sh2t happens, sometimes you have to just deal with it. Or, like other people have suggested, increase your raid pool, extend invites to the pugs, and penalize the no-shows since they are the ones that caused you to pug in the first place.
3-22-2010 @ 4:50PM
The idea to tell anyone "if X drops you can't roll on it" is wrong. Especially if you tell that person right before the fight. I was in a guild that did that very thing to me during a Kara run. (**cough**cough** Chicken on Rice - Dark Iron**cough**cough**) The RL even went so far as to try and force me to roll need on a worthless epic for my rogue to justify his behavior.
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