5-Man instances/Scenarios/Low level Raiding
For any instance/party groups outside of the usual raid environment, unless otherwise stated (prior to the start of the run!), the normal Blizzard Group Loot system will be used. This means that for every item that is "green" quality or higher, everyone will automatically be asked to either pass, disenchant (if there is an enchanter in the group) greed or need.
5 MAN INSTANCES/SCENARIOS
Only "Need" if it is an upgrade in your current spec. If no-one wants it as an upgrade for current spec, then off-spec can be rolled for under the "Need" option. If it isn't needed for either spec, then party members are free to either greed, disenchant or pass.
If an item is Bind on Equip, the winning player rolling "Need" MUST be able to equip/use the item immediately, unless otherwise agreed by the remaining party members (for example if it a higher level than them).
LOW LEVEL RAIDING
Loot from low level raids, unless someone is specifically wanting to run the raid in order to gear up a low level character, is generally for either recipes/patterns or for transmogrification gear (in respect of loot).
Any recipes/patterns should only be rolled "Need" if you can actually learn the pattern with that attending character. If the pattern is BoE and no-one present needs for a current attending character, they can agree to roll "Need" for alts not in the group (but still in the guild). Greed rolls would be for either adding to the guild vault or resale value.
Any gear that drops may be "Need" rolled if you can and want to use it for transmogrification.
Current Content Raid Loot
Loot is dealt with using the "Master Looter" in-game system.
Any loot on "your" body is automatically yours if it is "blue" quality or below.
Any BoP (Bind on Pickup) Epic items will be dealt with via the Master Looter system, which means that everyone will get the opportunity to inspect the item, but only those who can actually use the item are able to roll for it.
The Loot Master will link any loot available to be rolled for in raid chat. S(he) will then invite any "Need" rolls first.
To qualify to roll under a "Need" roll, the item must be for your current class and role - if you are unsure, feel free to ask. If multiple people roll "Need" on an item, highest roll wins. For further information regarding qualifying for loot, please refer to the item "Qualifying for Loot" below.
If no-one desires an item under the "Need" roll, the Loot Master will ask for "Greed" rolls.
To qualify to roll under a "Greed" roll, you must be able to use the item for an "off-spec" (ie, a role that you have set as your second talent tree). You should not roll under "Greed" for an item that you could use, but that you haven't specced for, unless all others who would qualify pass on the item. So, for example, if you are a Paladin healer, with an offspec talented into Retribution (melee dps), you should not roll for tank items, as you do not have a tank spec currently.
If no-one desires an item under the "Need" or "Greed" rolls, and you wish an item to build up a set that you haven't currently specced for, please ask once it is obvious that no-one else is going to roll.
If no-one wants an item, it will be disenchanted at the time of the drop and the resultant shard, etc, will be placed in the Guild Vault. Enchanting mats placed in the Guild Vault may be used to either level up enchanting or help enchant a piece of your own equipment. Please do not be greedy and take more than is necessary.
"BIND ON EQUIP" LOOT
Should an item drop that is Bind on Equip, the same rules apply as for BoP items in respect of "need" and "greed" rolling. If someone wins on a "Need/current spec" or "Greed/off-spec" roll they MUST equip it immediately, in order to make the item "soulbound". Once they have made the item soulbound, they do not necessarily have to keep wearing the item (ie, if it was won for an off-spec set). If no-one wants a BoE item to equip and use, the Loot Master may choose whether or not everyone should roll (highest roll wins) or if the item should be sold and proceeds donated to the guild vault.
QUALIFYING FOR LOOT
NEED rolls - in order to qualify to roll for items under "Need", you have to:
- be in the role the item is intended for DURING THE FIGHT THAT RESULTED IN THE LOOT DROP. Therefore if you were in a tanking role during that particular fight, you can ONLY roll "Need" for tanking items. If you were in a healing role during that particular fight, you can ONLY roll "Need" for healing items, etc. Regardless of any other roles you can or have in the past fulfilled.
- ensure the item dropped is an upgrade to your current gear for that particular item slot.
- ensure the item dropped is intended for your role, and not more suited to another role.
GREED rolls - in order to qualify to roll for items under "Greed", you have to:
- have an off-spec set up for the role the item is intended for. Therefore, if you were a DPS during the fight, and a healer item dropped that no-one rolled for under "Need", you can ONLY roll "Greed" if you were able to swap immediately from DPS to healer spec (although your off-spec doesn't necessarily have to be up to the same (raiding) standard as your main spec gear).
- ensure the item dropped is an upgrade to your current (off-spec) gear for that particular item slot.
- ensure the item dropped is intended for your (off-spec) role, and not more suited to another role.
This is to ensure that (a) every member of the raid, at any one time, only qualifies for "Need" loot for one role, (b) those who are called upon to switch to a different role have a higher chance to gain loot for that second role, whilst using that role.
This makes it fair to all members of the raid, and also enables those who dual spec to improve their "off-spec" faster than they normally would (as they may roll "Need" for items for that "off-spec" role, whilst in that role).