I was browsing my Google Reader this morning and read an entertaining post by Vonya over the Ego. It got me thinking again about an issue that is nagging at the back of my wow brain.
How is loot distribution going to work with dual specs?
I suppose DKP systems will still work as they currently do. I’m not familiar with the ins and outs of DKP systems but I think they’ll work ok.
But what about the other loot systems. The loot councils and the /roll 100, 1 epic per run type systems? The issues with these systems is they rely on people having a spec for which they are gearing, often called a main spec. Sure many players have an off spec also, but these are secondary concerns. You usually only get loot for off specs when the only other option is sharding it.
So what happens when everyone potentially has two main specs? Do we treat the dual (or more in future) specs as equal? Do we stick with main/off specs based on raid role? Are raid roles going to be as fixed as they currently are? I doubt it.
If we treat dual specs as equal for loot distribution we are looking at a future which is about the same as theoretical loot distribution would be for 50 man raids! O-o Can you imagine managing what is effectively 50 raiders? Scary. 25 usually takes long enough.
Even 10 man raids, which become 20 spec raids post 3.1, will be complicted enough.
What about the potential of more than dual specs? What if everyone has say three specs, one per talent tree. 75 spec/30 spec loot distribution anyone?
I don’t have the answers, but times are changing. I hope someone can come up with a couple of distribution systems that will work…