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7-18-2010 @ 8:15PM
Is "Okay, for whom would this be the biggest upgrade?" a legit loot system?
7-18-2010 @ 8:31PM
It is, we've used it in our 10-mans for quite a long time, but we were all fairly close (as online people go) and therefore trust wasn't an issue. In matters of 25 people with whom there's a varying degree of how much trust you put into them, such a system may or may not work. In general, I think loot systems were created less so for the practicality of having a formal looting method, but more so to have a "better" system than one wherein a single "Jerk" can ruin the fun for everyone. I've run lots of different systems - DKP, Dual Token, Ni Karma, and Loot Council - and each have worked to various degrees; it's more so a matter of the type of guild that you are in and the players which you raid with.To some players, Speed Before Greed is a legit loot system. :\ (For those that do not know, Speed Before Greed isn't really a loot system; the basics of it are that you leave looting on FFA and whomever loots the boss first gets the items. Needless to say, it isn't very popular)
7-19-2010 @ 2:00AM
"who is this the biggest upgrade for" is generally called loot council. A loot council can be all 10 people in the raid :-).
7-19-2010 @ 11:36AM
Yeah, that would be loot council. The problem with Loot Council, however, is that the Loot Council needs to know every spec and at least a general idea of stat weights. Some paladin and warrior BiS are leather or Mail pieces, some specs of the same class gem/itemize differently (SV/MM hunters). Can you tell if that leather piece is best for the Bear tank, the warrior, the hunter, the Kitty or the Rogue? This is even further complicated by Tokens/Trophies and trinkets. Tiny Abom is Amazing for Enhancement and Ret, but pretty terrible for Rogues. But what about the Frost DK using Banner of Victory? Is the Moonkin 4 Piece set bonus any good?Loot Council = Great for 10s with friends, bad for 25's.
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