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#1 Aug 28 2013 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone know specifically if the chests in the dungeon are free for all or if its round robin loot style.
#2 Aug 28 2013 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
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It's random, but iirc they count as your 'mob loot drop' loot. So if it's your turn for loot and someone grabs a chest instead...
#3 Aug 28 2013 at 1:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Do the chests drop armor and if they do drop loot like that does it no longer become round robin and go to the need greed or pass roll system?
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They can drop armor and it goes to a normal loot roll.
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#5 Aug 28 2013 at 1:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Kewl deal, Thanks much.
#6 Aug 28 2013 at 2:19 PM Rating: Good
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Its a general loot pool. It does not matter who opens the chest. if its the trash money stuff it goes to someone randomly.
#7 Aug 28 2013 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
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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?
#8 Aug 28 2013 at 2:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I have nearly everything at 50, Did a run with my 50 whm and still got a pink wand. The correct answer is R N G
#9 Aug 28 2013 at 2:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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Keysofgaruda wrote:
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?


Random is Random...if you were looking for DPS armor you'd see all tank and mage armor drop... and vice-versa...

It's Murphy's Law my friend.
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#10 Aug 28 2013 at 4:57 PM Rating: Good
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The Aetherial and Unique are put into loot pool no matter where the party members are, as long as they are still in party. All the rest are random.
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Keysofgaruda wrote:
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?


It's been a pretty good mix for me. My Gladiator is almost fully outfitted with stuff in about 6 runs. I've had runs where it was all mage stuff, runs where it was a lot of DOW, and some were good for my class. Just depends...I guess I would be more upset about it if I had long wait times, but I don't.
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#12 Aug 28 2013 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Keysofgaruda wrote:
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.
#13 Aug 28 2013 at 8:42 PM Rating: Good
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Keysofgaruda wrote:
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?


Put it this way, when I was running the dungeons during beta with my GLA, almost everything I was wearing was dungeon-obtained pink/green gear and that was from only just running them once. Now, in release, I haven't gotten a single piece of gear from a dungeon yet, and I've done up to Halitali. Yeah, RNG all the way!
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