WoW: The End of Ninja Looting

1. The Need Before Greed loot system will be the unalterable default looting system for pick-up groups in the Dungeon System and has been updated.

2. Need Before Greed will now recognize gear appropriate for a class in three ways: the class must be able to equip the item, pure melee will be unable to roll on spell power items, and classes are limited to their dominant armor type (ex. paladins for plate). All items will still be available via Greed rolls as well as the new Disenchant option should no member be able to use the item.

3. Group Disenchanting Option: In addition to rolling “Need” or “Greed” on items, players now have the option to elect for an item to be disenchanted. “Disenchant” works exactly like “Greed” except if a player wins the “Greed” roll, they will receive the disenchanted materials instead. Players who choose “Need” will always win the item and will always beat those that choose “Greed” or “Disenchant.”

So it' seems that Blizzard finally recognizes that Ninja Looters shouldn't be allowed to do it, and are enacting a way to enforce it.

Unfortunately, there are some classes which will be penalized by this action - mainly Druids, but also some Shamans and also Holy Paladins.  You see, in Moonkin form, some druids, use cloth armor for the higher spell values.  With the new Loot system, they will not be able to "need" the items, since leather is overruled as being their items type, not cloth.  I personally, don't use a moonkin druid, as I prefer feral druids.  So this won't affect me.  It will however affect others.

I wonder if you will be able to choose to disenchant, if you dont have the skill - or if your skill is too low.  Shouldn't there be an option that people can roll on the disenchanted item?

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