Loot is the aspect of the game with the single highest drama potential. As such, Darkness Within has endeavored to craft a set of loot rules that both support our raiding style and treat people fairly. No system is perfect. No system will produce the best/fairest result in every possible circumstance. Still, our system produces the fairest result the great majority of the time.
We use multiple loot systems based on the content level. The method of determining who gets what varies by the type of instance.
-Progression Level Raids are based off standard loot council settings utilizing the RC LootCouncil addon.
-Farm Raids are set to Personal Loot.
-Dungeon loot is not regulated by the Guild, but as always we expect our guildies to carry themselves with honor and respect, whether running a guild 5 Man or pugging.
Loot Council members are decided by the Raid Leader and ratified by the Shadow Council. These members will have proven themselves as valuable members of the guild, knowledgeable of most classes, and are rarely absent from raids. Loot Council members can be replaced at any time at the Raid Leader and Shadow Council’s discretion.
The loot council discusses who should get the item and why. Things that are generally discussed are (but not limited to) and in no real order:
The player's time in guild
Their place in the guild, for example the main tank over an off tank
The improvement over their current gear
How often they attend raids compared to the others interested
How many drops they have received recently
Their other contributions to the guild
What is best for the guild
Main characters get preference over alts
Every progression raid will have a Master Looter.
Epics dropped from trash mobs in raids will be Master Looted to Need/Off Spec only. Any BoE epics not taken by a raid member will go to the Guild Bank.
BOE's boss and trash drop's main spec rules apply must be equipped when awarded.
BoE blue and green drops will be converted to enchanting materials and provided to the guild bank.
All profession materials and Essences will go to the guild bank unless stated otherwise by the Shadow Council.
Any Epic Mounts that drop will be awarded based on a /roll done by any interested guild member.
To qualify to roll for a mount:
You must possess the skill to use it at the highest level possible for the mount.
You must have the rank of Raider or higher.
If you are entering a preset group on a specialty run for achievements and mount, you must have run three times with the group regardless of rank to roll on the mount.
The Loot Process
After a boss is downed anyone dead will be rezed, so that everyone can pay attention during looting.
DO NOT LOOT – Only the Loot Master will loot.
Continue on to the next boss and start clearing trash.
The Loot Master will link everything that dropped in Raid chat, and will then proceed to go through the items one by one for loot.
For each piece of loot, the Master Looter will link the item currently being looted in raid chat through a raid warning for roll system, or you simply bid on the item in RCLootCouncil addon in a progress run.
If nobody wants an item the item will be sharded and the enchanting material put into the guild bank.
DO include in your bid to the Master Looter any info that is pertinent to your bid for the item, like "Best in Slot"
DO NOT whisper the Master Looter while loot is being handled. If the Mater Looter needs additional information they will contact you.
DO NOT grief another player who won the loot you want or think you deserve. You have been warned.
DO NOT ask to go to get materials to enchant or gem just because you received loot.
General Loot Q&A
Q : I won an item, but now I’m not sure it’s one I want. Can I give it to someone else?
A : We do vote for a reason, but this does happen. You either feel bad for winning, it doesn’t suit you as much, whatever. Yes, you CAN trade the item. Can you trade it to your friend who wanted it? No. If you change your mind, inform the LM for records and placement. Very likely, there was someone who came in second after you, and it goes to them.
A(2) : Please try and be sure you want an item when you bid, so this can be avoided. It's useful to know prior to a raid what you're actually looking to obtain.
Q : I do not agree with the way loot was distributed. Who do I speak with?
A : No public complaints are allowed after distribution, all discussion must be with a loot council member(s) after raid. If still unsatisfied with the answer given, take it up with Greamatter.
Q :I’m a trial member, should I bid on gear?
A : Of COURSE you should. You’re in the guild. Yes, your rank DOES affect our votes, especially on BiS items, but you have every right to bid, and trial members do receive loot almost as often as other raiders!
Q :I’ve been rolling on tier for a while, but don’t seem to win it. Why?
A : Tier is handled by the loot council in a way to best benefit the guild. We are often aiming to get people who bid to their 2 piece bonus, or their 4 piece bonus. If you’re at one of those, you may see a delay briefly as we catch others up. Also, if you have 4/5 pieces, you very likely will wait a while. 5/5 piece is a very low priority for us, and we need to strengthen the guild as a whole with the extra performance from set bonuses.
Q :Can I win more than one item a night?
A : It does happen. Often. Though once you have won an item, we do try to spread the loot around and usually others will be considered before you.