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7-18-2010 @ 11:19PM
Here's the worst system I've seen... Discuss:The guild has a forum set up for loot picks.You get to pick your three top pieces of loot in priority orderThese pieces can be from any instance, raid, whatever.When an item drops, the RL calls to see if anyone has this as #1 on their list. If you've got it as a #1 you get to roll. If multiple number ones are there then you all get a roll.If it's won, then it stops there. If no one has it as #1, then the RL asks if anyone has it as #2. So on and so forth. This continues until we check for #3 and if no one has this item listed as 1, 2, or 3 on their list then it's open to rolls from anyone regardless of spec class or reason.This bit doesn't seem so bad thus far. The bad part came about when they announced that in order to make the system attractive to their "hardcore" players, you can change your loot rankings at any time that you're not in a raid.Thus, if we're raiding one instance on Thursday and another on Friday, you can change your loot rankings on Wednesday night to contain just loot from Thursday's instance, and then change again on Friday morning to contain just loot from Friday's instance. As if that wasn't enough... If you won something it was your responsibility to change your list after the run. Some of our members weren't that hardcore, and just set up a list with their dream items (and wondered why they had to roll against 5 hardcores every time they got a chance to get it), and would remember to check it out like once a month. Thus they'd lose out on the chance to roll on almost everything that they'd like to use while those who gamed the system got all the gear they wanted within weeks.The system left play when those who gamed the system got geared fully with everything that they wanted within a few weeks and then decided that they didn't need to raid any more. Eventually most of them moved to higher tiered guilds and the guild died off because the casuals who didn't update every day lost interest in raiding because they never got anything...Anyone else ever see this one?
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