Time once again to put a question to you, dear readers, and see what you have to say about a current issue in the World of Warcraft. This time around, Rylia has a question about loot ethics with seasonal bosses — everyone and their guildie is taking down the Headless Horseman (making the Scarlet Graveyard an actual destination, strangely), and Rylia wants to know what the policy is when an item drops:
What’s your group loot policy for seasonal bosses? (a) Use the usual in-game loot roller; everyone roll Need on the rare items (mounts, small pets, etc.) (b) Whoever summons the boss for that particular attempt gets the rare item drop from that attempt. The logic behind (b) is that it prevents people who’ve used up their daily summons from getting more than one chance per day (and thus making their groupmates get less than one chance per day). If someone who didn’t have a summon in your seasonal group wins a rare roll, do you think that’s a ninja?
Personally, I think all the summons should get settled before you enter the instance — if you invite someone in without a summon (for example, because they’re a tank, and you just need them rather than waiting for a tank with a summon), they’re a part of the group after that and have as much chance as anyone else to win a roll. And yes, if an item drops that someone can use, it should be a Need roll. So if that mount drops, everyone’s got a chance to win it. That’s just me, though — I can see the point about someone without a summon taking loot from people who entered with a summon.
Though I have no idea what to do if a mount and pet drops on the same run — would the person who won one not get a chance on the second? What think you, readers, both of general loot rules on season bosses and of Rylia’s summon policy?