RogerRanger wrote:This is what we have done in the past and it worked well. Lately, we have a few individuals wanting to micromanage drops. This happens occasionally on Lugh but doesn't last. Since multiple clans and classes have to work together on our server, unfair rules tend to collapse when those getting screwed refuse to participate.
There is no harm in suggesting a new way of doing things. And i hope by a few individuals, you mean many, because there has been significant support for this change already.
RogerRanger wrote: Currently, a few DPS players have developed an overinflated sense of their contribution to boss fights. This leads to a sense of entitlement for the best drops and unfair rules emerge. You can’t kill end game bosses without casters.
Lets see, the overwhelming majority of players are any boss fight are DPS. 1 Tank, 1-2 support mages/druids, rest DPS. Lets do the math...whats that represent 80% of the players at a boss fight being DPS?
RogerRanger wrote: The solution to this problem is to use casters from one clan who will participate in an unfair system. Of course, this will be the first step in developing a dominate clan on Lugh. Said “dominant clan” develops an overinflated sense of importance and tries to run the server. This clan implodes because our server values cooperation and fairness.
There are two main clans on Lugh currently with the majority of end game players, Alliance and Ancients. Neither clan is trying to run the server and we have a good thing going. Everyone who attends a fight and contributes can roll. If either clan wanted to turn this into a dominant clan server it would have been done already.
RogerRanger wrote: Edit: The argument is we have to sacrifice fairness to kill end game bosses and our fair approach is “holding the server back”. In reality, the thing that interferes with progress is the repeated cycle I described above.
This is your opinion of fair. My opinion of fair is to have the classes that can benefit the most from the drop be able to roll. You are entitled to your opinion, but that does not mean it is the correct opinion.