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9-30-2011 @ 8:47PM
I'm a little extreme in this - I hate RNG elements in my gearing with a burning passion - but perhaps the single thing I hate most in raids is rolling against other players for gear. And the second is raid boss loot being random. I'm the happiest when the raid, or even the game itself, remove as much uncertainty from gearing up as possible.So, unless there is rampant cheating or preferential treatment, I tend to prefer looting system that has no rolls at all.This goes to the point that, in WoW, if I could actually stomach end game PvP, I might as well never again set a foot in raids simply because of the RNG elements in PvE gearing. Gearing up in PvP has much less RNG elements. Unfortunately, given that I don't like WoW's PvP at all (I would rather play TF2, DCUO, or GW1 for my PvP fix, depending on the gameplay style I'm craving at the moment), it's either raiding or leaving the game out of boredom.It's also one of the main reasons I plan to move to GW2 as soon as it's released, and not look back. Per-player loot (i.e., no loot rolls ever), plus most things available for one kind or another of loot currency (which means there should be no way to be stuck in a dry spell because of poor RNG), in a game that has good enough game systems and polish to otherwise please me, should make me a far happier player.
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