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12-13-2011 @ 1:11PM
They did try AoE loot, but looting one bear aggros every bear in a 300 yd radius.
12-13-2011 @ 1:36PM
They actually DID try AoE looting in the Cataclysm beta, with the Lootarang item made by engineers. It was originally an AoE looting tool, but was converted to a ranged looting tool.I have no idea why they changed it.
12-13-2011 @ 1:39PM
It makes sense.
12-13-2011 @ 2:24PM
They neutered the Loot-A-Rand because they didn't want Engineering to be able to make anything people might actually use.ZING!
12-13-2011 @ 2:25PM
Considering the amount of time a single loot action takes, I'm not surprised. Massive AOE looting would probably bring their servers down.
Suzaku: because engineers can't have nice things. They are the Shaman of the profession world.
12-13-2011 @ 3:17PM
It's odd, really, but when I tried Rift I didn't like the AE looting, but in TOR it works for me.Partly because looting in TOR just has a different feel, and I think WoW could adopt their whole model. Each monster with loot has a little colored beacon. The color tells you the highest grade loot therein. Yellow beacon has quest item, blue has vendor junk, et cetera. If there's no loot on Ye Monster, then it doesn't have a beacon and isn't lootable.No need to loot 15 monsters in a pile, when some of them have nothing. Loot once, done.
12-13-2011 @ 4:00PM
I've been playing DCUO and it has AoE looting. It works great because the items basically have 4 or so models before you loot them, distinguished by color/rarity. You just hit the "R" key and the loot comes to you. Soooo much easier and faster.
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