Battle for Azeroth.New mode of loot in old content
February 21 2018
In Battle for Azeroth, developers are planning to introduce a “hereditary type of loot distribution”, which will operate in obsolete (designed for level, 10 below the character level) dungeons and raids. Being alone or with a pair of characters, players will always receive the maximum number of items, as if they are in a full group (5 people for dungeons, 20 for raids) and will have a chance to get all the items from a possible list, , which are available to their specialization. Read more about these changes in the developer’s message.
Since the Patch 7.3.5 change to use personal loot rules in leveling dungeons, we’ve heard a lot of feedback from Transmog hunters concerned about how this has affected the ability to collect appearances from older content. We hear you, and agree it’s a problem, so we’ve been working on a more robust solution for Battle for Azeroth.
Once these updates are implemented, entering a dungeon or raid that is trivial for you (i.e.: your character is 10 or more levels higher than the dungeon or raid’s intended level) will activate a “legacy loot mode.” That loot mode will work like this:
- The number of items dropped by bosses will be the same as it would have been if you were in a full party. So if you’re in a 5-player dungeon, you’ll get 5 players’ worth of loot.
- For raids with a flexible raid size (such as Raid Finder), this will act as though there were 20 players in the raid.
- All items on the loot table will have a chance to drop, not just the ones that are designated for your spec.
- If you have multiple players in the group, the loot will be split among those players, but be tradeable. For example, if you’re clearing with one other player and kill a boss that should drop 4 items, you’ll each be able to pick up two items and trade them between each other if you like.
While the personal loot change was a key part of what allowed us to expand leveling dungeons to encompass a wider range of levels, and we’re happy with it in that environment, we recognize that it’s not a great experience for those who enjoy clearing older content for transmog, and hope that these changes will make that more enjoyable once they’re complete.