It's another loot thread! (8/2/2015)
Master loot or personal loot?
- Both loot styles have similar amounts of loot given, probabilistically speaking.
- Personal loot has the benefit of dropping something that can be used (ie, it will give plate-classes plate and mail-classes mail). Master loot may drop a bow when there are no hunters.
- Master loot has the benefit of making all loot tradeable (ie, people that don't need upgrades can pass loot to people that do). Personal loot immediately ties loot (downgrades or sidegrades) to whoever looted it, stopping them passing it to someone that needs it.
- Both styles are equally easy/hard (yes, personal loot is simpler, but Icrontic has never had loot-fights, and the only time looting has slowed down the raid was when I accidentally left it on 'group loot.' Thus, the difficulty of both is trivial).
I tend to believe that master looting is better for the group as a whole and promotes a more social situation, and that personal loot is egregiously wasteful.
As a side note, I am toying with the idea of doing master loot for early bosses and personal loot for later bosses - the more people that need loot, the less wasteful personal loot is... the fewer people that need loot, the more beneficial master loot is... and on early bosses, fewer people need loot.