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2-16-2012 @ 3:36PM
Making too many weapon choices, with WoW's current loot system and gearing philosophy, means making the loot tables too long, thus making the chance to get each specific weapon too low.It's why I would love if WoW changed it's gearing philosophy to be less dependent on RNG, allowing players more choices for their weapons. For example:- Give the current legendary treatment to some raid weapons. The player gets fragments of a weapon/a basic weapon/something else that starts a quest, perhaps even as individual loot. He then goes on a quest to obtain a finished weapon, of the same iLvl as the dropped weapons from that raid tier, but can choose it's final form, allowing way more options.- Crafting. Have players get something that holds the power for a raid-level weapon (as a BoP drop). An appropriate player crafter makes the shell for the weapon, with many different shell types available. Player inserts power core into shell, gets a customized raid-level weapon.- Tokens. Boss drops something NPC wants, NPC has raid-level weapons and is willing to trade.Lastly, there are games that sidestep this issue and allows plenty of options for weapons at each power level. GW2, for example, will have a weapon and an off-hand of each possible kind in every gear set; this should give each character about 5 gearing options within each gear set. GW2 can do this because it uses tokens to grant weapons, avoiding the RNG problems that usually happen when the number of options increase.
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