i don't know if it's just me, but almost every item that comes out of the chests seems to be for melee. i almost never see anything for mages. Of course i do have everything except arcanist to 50 so it isn't for me, but for the other people in my party it kind of sucks.
so is it just me or is anyone else experiencing this?
I do remember reading something about the drops being somewhat influenced by party make up. So if you have more mages than melee, mage gear has a higher chance of dropping and vice versa. Not sure if it's implimented, or they're thinking of it, or if it was a Beta suggestion. However, I've seen a few oddities in my limited number of runs (3 so far):
My Copperbell run dropped nothing but GLA/PLD gear, one of every piece to complete the set. Party was GLA ARC THM CON
My Toto-Rak run dropped nothing but Mage gear. Party was ACN ACN ACN ARC
My guess is that there are predefined loot pools which are randomly assigned to the dungeon when the party enters the instance. So the RNG would be on the instance run, not on each individual chest.