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3-28-2012 @ 3:59PM
Let's say every boss you down in a raid encounter drops 2 pieces of loot for a 10-man raid, which is pretty much the case across the board. Wouldn't it be appropriate to drop 5 pieces for a 25-man raid? And this is what happens, if I'm not mistaken. Proportionately, it's the same amount of gear. 1 piece for every 5 players. So...Suppose a legendary takes 100 tokens of whatever to create and, as a raid, you get 2 per boss. If a 25-man raid only gets the same 2 tokens per boss, they have a disincentive to keep raiding as a 25-man raid. After all, they would actually get 2 legendaries in the same time if they broke up their group into two 10-mans. How is that fair? The efforts of 25 people should be rewarded equivalently to the efforts of 10, which is why it's done proportionately. In my example, they would get 5 tokens of whatever per boss kill. Would that enable them to get the legendary earlier? Yes, but we're talking about the reward being split among 25 players. In the time it takes the 10-man raid to produce one legendary, the 25-man raid could produce 2.5, and in terms of proportional player-hours of time required to achieve the reward, it's equitable.I like the idea of scale-able encounters, if the mechanics could be made to work, but even there you mention that "Extra loot but the same level should drop as more people are in the raid." Why shouldn't the same happen for the components used to create a legendary? It's the same principle.
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