CM Watcher clarified the way loot is going to work in the raid finder
going forward, and it may be a surprise for those of us who are used to forming all-guild runs to try and farm up set pieces for the bonuses. You won't be able to use any other loot system for bosses than the new LFR roll system, even in a preformed group.
Watcher - The new LFR roll system
Posted by Ichi
It would be useful if we could form a guild group and set our own loot rules, essentially the same process we use in norm/heroic.
Within LFR, boss loot is handled on a per-player basis using the new system, regardless whether you queued as a full group or used the matchmaking features. You should still be able to change the loot method you use to handle any drops from the non-boss creatures in the instance if you are a full premade, but the boss system is hardcoded.
If you're used to forming groups to funnel gear to a specific player or players, you won't be able to do that with the raid finder any longer. Even in a completely premade raid group, the loot system will work as it does for people using the matchmaking tool
to form a random group. Everyone's chance to get loot is independent
of anyone else; you can't trade an item that dropped for you, and you'll only get drops that are useful to your current spec.
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