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3-22-2010 @ 3:43PM
I always think a need before greed system in a 10 man is the way to go. When an Item drops say the Bow off Lady Death. If you have two hunters in your group that need it check to see who as the lowest item then award it to them. Next item that drops the one hunter has a lower priority on gear. The only exception to this rule would be trinkets.
3-22-2010 @ 5:38PM
And by this reasoning, you are rewarding people who are painfully undergeared.That guy in all ilevel 200 might just be auto-looted to on anything he can use."Who needs it the most" might works with a tight 10-man group that all work together week after week (it was how I raided in bc) but its a lousy idea for a pug.
3-22-2010 @ 5:53PM
In a *guild*, I agree that this is almost always the way to go, since upgrades will be maximized. There are, however, a few caveats:-This is dangerous if you've recently been through a bout of recruitment. You still don't know that much about the new members and they might gquit for any number of reasons.-Mains before alts. This breaks down when you have people who, say, will run their DPS mains up until Valithira, then hop on their healer alts for that one fight.The system will never work for PUGging because you'll only pull in badly geared PUGs. Imagine two PUGs: one who's in Frost gear (including t10) and ICC-crafted 264s, filling in the last few spots with loot from ToGC. Then, there's a PUG who's Triumphed out with ToC-crafted items and 3.3 heroics.The well-geared PUG won't join your ICC25 because all the loot will go to the lesser-geared people (and most of the raid will be lesser-geared than the guy I described, if you're PUGging. Meanwhile, the less-geared PUG will jump at the opportunity because all the loot will go for them.Either way, your guild isn't going to be happy with the policy. You in effect are rewarding people for being badly geared and discouraging people for being well geared. And yes, I know that you have to get loot to become geared, but there's a reason "biggest upgrade gets it" is a very, very uncommon occurrence. And unless you've found some very, VERY loyal guildies, expect your top-geared raiders to gquit after a week or two of watching their upgrades get passed to lower-performing members, whether guildie or PUG.
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