Though I don't know much about this looting system I would say that any forced participation into areas like gold donations or mats and such is bound to possibly cause issues. Not always but it's definately a perk for those looking for some drama to stir. Instead why not have it open to personnel reference and only those that participate in the system benefit from it's perks. This ofcourse makes the whole repairs thing hard without setting up a special rank for donators and non contributors but over all its still easily manageable and doesn't force participation people have to contribute to that they may not want to be involved with.
Recruitment over all also becomes a problem with forced participation because a lot of recruits don't want to hear they have to basically pay so much gold per set times or donate per set amount of materials to a guild whos system they have yet to fully see in action and insure it's actually being done fairly.
You me or anyone can always say things are fair but ultimately though you me or anyone may see it's fair doesn't mean everyone will and doesn't always mean we're right.
Personnelly I'd bring it up with your guild and see what they think. If you get an overabundance of individuals supporting it then obviously its the right decision. If you get negative then ofcourse you know what that means.
One think I've done for years in my guild was set up a Raid Bank system. Even pre release of the guild bank system. Where individuals who wish to donate into this system will have a chance to recieve all Gems, Enchants, Leg Armors, Helm Glyphs, ect ect ect all free from us so long as they are an active donator. This also doesn't mean just gold but the actual items themselves such as enchanting mats, leg armors, cloth, Eternals, and so forth. This has proven successful in my guild as well as a few others I help get set up for them however it doesn't work in all.
The benefits of this is that they get all there needed materials to be completely raid ready on the spot after raid is over to insure they are max raid ready. They also get a set amount of EP (we use the EPGP system) depending on the needs of the donated item (which all points earned per item is posted on our website) but can not exceed the equivelent of one boss kill in current level content per week.
At the end of the month all donations are tallied and points are added to help increase their priority on loot without actually being able to buy their way to the top of the list. Obviously if your taking in PUGS all the time this can somewhat make this system hard to manage at times however doing the roll looting may eleviate that because priority is only determined for you if one of your guild members wins the roll.
Last edited by Warsreign; 01-09-2010 at 03:25 AM.
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