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The Daily Quest: Mountain o' mounts

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The Daily Quest: Brohnjam's Jam


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  • MrVoletron is back with a brand new tune... and some tips on how to make your own remix!
  • The retribution paladin priority 'rotation' is a lot more confusing than people let on. It's not feral druid, that's for sure, but it's not exactly simple.
  • The latest shared topic from Blog Azeroth was especially interesting to us here at WoW.com. What do you think of the PTR and the news sites that follow it?
  • If that last link didn't get you in a writing mood, maybe this one will. Last Friday's writing prompt from Too Many Annas: Letters from the Front.
  • OutDPS has a few hunter tips for the early Icecrown Citadel bosses.

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The Daily Quest: Catching up to patch 3.3

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The Daily Quest: You face Jaraxxus

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The Daily Quest: Rawr, chalk, and more podcasts

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The Daily Quest: Tier 10 and podcasts


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The Daily Quest: Addons, haste, and tea


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The Daily Quest: Back in action

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The Daily Quest: Could use a bell pepper right now

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The Daily Quest: You had me at Sudowoodo


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SWAPS loot system offers another DKP option

I'm finding myself really fascinated with loot systems lately -- the old DKP is pretty good, but even that has drama, and it seems like there's a lot of interesting ideas going around about how to evenly and fairly distribute loot amongst a group of people. OutDPS has a writeup about a loot system called SWAPS. Instead of sending "points" off into the void, you actually "give" your spent points to everyone else in the raid. You start out with 1,000 free points (though those are distributed over time, to prevent new players from having tons of points early on) and then when an item comes up, everyone bids on it: the highest bid gets the item and the points they bid are spread around to the rest of the raiders. In other words, if someone in a 10-man raid bids 500 points and wins an item, those 500 points are distributed evenly amongst the other nine raiders. While the winner loses the 500 points they spent, everyone else gets a bonus 56 points. The person winning the item "pays" for the privilege of taking it by beefing up everyone else's point totals.

It is probably not a perfect system (there's no way to reward points for anything other than loot dropping, for one thing, and while some people have modified the rules to create a separate bidding pool for class items, the basic system doesn't cover class or offspec items), but it does solve a lot of the questions of fairness, and it keeps everything pretty above-board: if you are low on points, the only reason would be that either you just started raiding, or that you've just spent a lot of points on an item. There's an addon, of course, and it will give you all sorts of reports and updates on where all of your raiders are at in the system. If you've been poking around for a DKP system that is based on being open and fair, it might be worth trying out in your guild.

Filed under: Items, Analysis / Opinion, Tips, Guilds, Add-Ons, Instances, Bosses

The Daily Quest: It's always sunny in Dalaran


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