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1-12-2012 @ 5:23PM
Blizz takes into account if you are a tank and roll on tank gear, or if you are a healer and roll on heal gear. That's fine and dandy.But Blizz does NOT distinguish between RDPS and MDPS.In last night's raid, I ran my mage, and a sweet RDPS trinket drops - it's got intellect on it.But the feral druid won it. I think Blizzard needs to further differentiate between casters and melee DPS - there are FOUR roles not three.A feral druid should never be able to win a trinket with intellect on it when there are casters rolling against them - there were 4 mages, 2 warlocks, 3 shadow priests and one or two boomkins too.Whatever, I'll try again next week. lame
1-12-2012 @ 5:36PM
Similar problems include the ability of a tanking warrior to roll Need (with a bonus) for a 2H weapon because of the fact that tanking DKs need to be able to roll on it.I think they may be working on some of this, though. It would be great if they could manage rules that really reflect who actually NEEDS things based on class, spec, and role.
1-12-2012 @ 5:50PM
The rolling tool tech isn't currently up to snuff for that.
1-12-2012 @ 7:12PM
I've actually had a 20minute long discussion with a game master on this.From what he said, i understand that blizzard's game engine can't do the following:- Determine what spec you are.- Determine what your primary stat is.That means that, as long as there's "Dps" set, you can roll on dps items. In your example, you said MDps and RDps; this is not what you meant. In fact, Wow can't distinguish between dps at all; only by class can they see a difference.Of course, there are solutions to this. For instance, stating "I'm going to go as a feral kitteh; i'm rolling on leather/agi gear." However,that means i can queue as a kitteh and roll on boomkin gear. That's gonna have some complaints. (Arguably, if you're rolling for OS and play your MS, your MS has the loot - so it is, in fact, to the groups' benefit. But that's not the point)
1-12-2012 @ 7:24PM
Key word Zanathos said: currently.This should be fixed in MoP.
1-12-2012 @ 11:17PM
@daimonie:The game engine absolutely CAN determine what your primary stat is according to your spec, otherwise Seafood Feasts and Fortune Cookies wouldn't work. But it seems that the loot roll system is not not able to make that same assessment, for whatever reason.I'm not a programmer, but it would seem to me that linking these systems would be possible.
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