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4-19-2010 @ 10:22AM
I disagree with the article and agree with the person who posted and got downranked ... but I'll try to at least justify it instead of making an inflammatory comment.The impression I got from reading the letter was that the guy who lost out on the loot hadn't gotten anything in a long time. The impression of him was that this guy was a 100% supporter, always had his ducks in a row, probably has passed on slight upgrades in the hope that other people would be considerate when the real upgrade came along.It finally did, and someone else got it. If this guy who lost the roll had PASSED on loot for the guy who won ... the /gquit would not only be justified, it would be the only proper thing to do.Consider for yourself a moment before you downrank my comment. If you had your ducks in a row, always showed up, always did your best, and often passed on loot that was only a slight upgrade, and then after weeks of waiting the really big upgrade dropped, and the guy who benefited from all your passes also took the big upgrade away from you ... you would be ok with that?This whole story is why /roll loot systems are terrible. To the person who wrote the letter ... simple solution. Go with some form of Suicide Kings. Everyone rolls once, and that establishes the loot order forever. An item drops, person at the top of the list can take (and go to the bottom) or pass to the next person, and so on and so forth. In that situation, the loot is very evenly distributed ... people who don't go to a raid just stay in their position and don't lose out ... and if someone really wants a certain item, they will stay at the top o the list until they get it.
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