Your slot machine loot system needs work

BFA Dungeons, Island Expeditions, and Raids
This loot system does not provide an underlying feeling of possible positive loot rewards. Even with the old loot system you had no guarantee a dungeon or raid a boss would drop what you needed, but "something" might drop that would work in your inventory in the mean time and act as a stop-gap.

This random Las Vegas "Slot Machine," loot system you have takes away that possible positive outcome and loot stop-gap possibility. And if you get a core piece of gear, i.e. an Azerite chest, shoulder or head piece, you have just as much of a chance of getting worthless traits.

This does not foster a sense of wanting to play because something useful might drop later during a raid or dungeon. It fosters a sense of apathy with a mind set of, "why play when:" World and other quests lacking key gear drops like trinkets, random RNG Azerite traits might happen, getting a useless loot drop at the beginning of the dungeon/raid decreases the chance a useful or a stop-gap item might drop later.

I realize that it is probably to late for you to just wipe the slate clean and take Azerite gear and personal loot out of the expansion and were are stuck with this for now. I know I do not speak for everyone but I feel confident many of your customers do not like your loot system changes. Please consider modifications to your current loot system during this expansion.

Thanks.

(...puts in another quarter, pulls handle, yearns for old loot system to return, dislikes the game a little more each day)
...just sayin'
The loot system has been total trash. I have done normal and heroic Uldir every week, as well as all world bosses including Lion tank, and haven’t receive a single drop on my warlock. The loot I do have were hand me downs from builders who keep getting the same thing every week. If you wanna make it more equitable, here’s a thought. Make it a point but system. Do so many bosses, earn enough points, buy the gear you want. And if you really want some slot machine mechanic, make each boss randomly award some extra gear buy points. Then I don’t have to feel like total garbage raiding for zero reward, or doing 5 dungeons in a row and finally getting the least optimal drop possible.
Las Vegas casino loot system is more satisfying than WoW's at the moment.
im still rockin 340 azerite gear. Yet ive seen other players with two pieces of 385 azerite gear from their m+ chest. This loot system is abysmal. The past 2 weeks ive gotten a belt from m+ chest. 390 belt today after bonus rolling a 390 belt from mythic taloc a few days ago, ive never been so underwhelmed to get loot. Its worse than legion.
09/25/2018 12:37 PMPosted by Cástïél
im still rockin 340 azerite gear. Yet ive seen other players with two pieces of 385 azerite gear from their m+ chest. This loot system is abysmal. The past 2 weeks ive gotten a belt from m+ chest. 390 belt today after bonus rolling a 390 belt from mythic taloc a few days ago, ive never been so underwhelmed to get loot. Its worse than legion.


Yep. At least in Legion you could farm Legendaries till' your heart's content. In BFA you only get so many chances per week. ~Less than 5
Yeah, the system is maddeningly frustrating. I have gone zero for three on the weekly Mythic+ cache, including going 2 entire raid nights without getting a drop off of a boss (8 normal bosses + 3 heroic bosses + one coin). It's even more frustrating because last week we put in the time for a +10, and today's weekly box went to literally the only spot it wasn't an upgrade.

There are times when it just feels like your character doesn't progress and you are stuck in the mud, while watching the same people or PuGs that die to mechanics, don't know their class, etc get everything.

Makes it really hard to keep playing, especially with the lack of content.
I agree with the above, there is no reason to go so long without a drop, and when you clear Norm, then almost all of Heroic Udlir and you get nothing while you see others who get multiple drops? Seriously this needs to be corrected!
Everyone should take a moment to the look at the following link or any body of information related to a Skinner Box:

https://levelskip.com/misc/Skinners-Box-and-Video-Games

Think of all the ways you get loot as a lever that the rat, read player, pulls. The game has turned into a massive science experiment to elongate and lengthen subscription cycles.

This is complemented by time gating of research trees, warfronts ect
09/25/2018 11:09 AMPosted by Mafic
Las Vegas casino loot system is more satisfying than WoW's at the moment.


09/25/2018 12:37 PMPosted by Cástïél
im still rockin 340 azerite gear. Yet ive seen other players with two pieces of 385 azerite gear from their m+ chest. This loot system is abysmal. The past 2 weeks ive gotten a belt from m+ chest. 390 belt today after bonus rolling a 390 belt from mythic taloc a few days ago, ive never been so underwhelmed to get loot. Its worse than legion.


Man, sorry to hear about the RNG. I will say, I liked the loot system in Legion better. Especially the fact your world quests had loot that could act as filler, especially trinkets.
09/25/2018 02:23 PMPosted by Wildreaver
Yeah, the system is maddeningly frustrating. I have gone zero for three on the weekly Mythic+ cache, including going 2 entire raid nights without getting a drop off of a boss (8 normal bosses + 3 heroic bosses + one coin). It's even more frustrating because last week we put in the time for a +10, and today's weekly box went to literally the only spot it wasn't an upgrade.

There are times when it just feels like your character doesn't progress and you are stuck in the mud, while watching the same people or PuGs that die to mechanics, don't know their class, etc get everything.

Makes it really hard to keep playing, especially with the lack of content.


...agreed
I got the exact same item in my Mythic cache 2 weeks in a row...

So yeah, I totally agree nothing in WoW feels rewarding right now. The crap will hit the the fan in a month or 2 when more casual players hit further end game and see what we are seeing with loot.

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