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#1 2010-04-14 00:39:04

Mox
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DKP and loot distribution

The loot system in The Enigma Order is based on a standard DKP system. Players earn DKP by taking part in raiding activities and can freely spend that currency by bidding on items that drop during those raids.

Recording of raids are done with an addon called Mizus RaidTracker. Dowload it from curse if you want to help with raid tracking. The addon will automatically record the raid creation, the players joining and leaving during the raid and the items that are looted. The players responsible for the tracking will need to manually add the final price for the items being distributed. Close attention must also be given to the loot list when the actuall reciever of an item is out of range for the combatlog and if items are traded after looting.

Raiding history, how much DKP the raiders have and how the DKP has been spent are stored in a DKP bank with the help of a Web Application called EQDKP Plus. The application has a tool that can import raid recordings created by the tracker addon in addition to tools for manually creating and maintaining the raids.

Earning DKP
In TEO you earn dkp by attending one of our weekly raids. How much DKP that are rewarded will vary and is based on what we do, our progress and general focus in the raid. Players on standby will also recieve DKP. DKP can also in some rare cases be rewarded after other activities that help the guild.  A raid usually rewards 20 dlp, players on standby will get the same amount of dkp as those in the raid as long as they are available should we need them. Players joining late or leaving early will usually not lead to any DKP adjustments, but it depends on the situation.

Spending DKP
DKP is a form of currency that can be spent by bidding on items in our raids or forum auctions. Players are free to bid on any item without restrictions like primary talent build or armor classification. "Bind when equiped" items are treated just as "Bind when picked up" items. This means that there is a normal bidding round in the raid. We don't have any equip-right-away rules, but the player winning the item is expected to use it on the raiding character. BoE items that no one wants are given to the guild bank and subsequently auctioned on the forums.

- First player must bid at least 5 DKP
- Minimum bid increment is 5 DKP
- Players with 5 or less (including negative) DKP can bid 5 DKP. The player with most DKP will get the item.
- While 10 man raids do not use DKP (none gained, items rolled for), there is an exception to that. If a player is very interested in an item, he may choose to bid for, however the minimal bid is 50 DKP.
- Forum auctions have special rules. These will be listed on the forum for each auction.


Loosing DKP
DKP can also be taken away from a player. The most noticable case of this occure at the start of a new expansion where we reset the raiding history, but in some cases of extreme stupidity or after actions that severly halts our raid progress we can issue a fine to specific players.

Player responsibilities
There are a few things all players must be aware of. The DKP database are to a very large degree maintained manually. This means that there from time to time will be errors and mistakes entered into the system. The errors are usually related to items and the item cost. The price could be too high or too low and can even be given to the wrong player. Other errors can be related to raid attendance or standby status.

- All raiders are required to keep track of their own DKP during a raid. The amount they had when we started and how much they have spent. This includes any raid that have not been added to the DKP site. You can't spend more DKP than you have.
- All raiders are responsible for their own DKP and should as soon as possible after each raid verify that the information in the bank is correct. This includes winning an auction.
- All raiders are required to be honest and should also report errors that goes in their favor.
- Dishonesty or simply being oblivious will be frowned on and might lead to a reaction.
- It's too late to complain about an error 1 month after the raid.

F.A.Q
Q: Is there any DKP decay or tax?
A: No, we do not have any DKP decay or tax. The only form of dkp reset we have occure with a new expansion when we set everyone back to 0.

Q: Is there a Loot Council?
A: No we do not, but officers will interfere in extreme cases. Plate users might bid on leather items and a tanking druid can freely bid on cloth healing gear, but we will step in and stop the looting if a warrior starts bidding on Spell Power rings etc.

Q: What do I do if I find errors in the data?
A: Make a post about it on the DKP forum or talk to an officer.

Q: Could you repeat the loot priority?
A: Raiders > Testplayers for the first 3 raids they join

Q: How much DKP do I get if I had to leave early or were invited late?
A: Normally you will get full benefit from the raid, but it's a little dependent on the situation and the reason.

Q: Why does canceled raid give DKP?
A: The players that signed up probably planned on raiding and has allocated time for it in his/her spare time. It's a simple reward for showing interest in our raids.

Q: Isn't this system unfair for new players?
A: New player might get a rough start at times. Players that have been active through the entire expansion will normally have a lot of DKP and will be able to outbid any newcomer. However; it's not uncommon for new players to get multiple items in the first raid. It's just less likely to happen if we recently switched focus from one tier to the next.


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#2 2011-06-20 15:08:27

Lamme
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Registered: 2005-08-21
Posts: 8560

Re: DKP and loot distribution

Recent change in terms of loot priority:
After you become a testplayer, you start earning dkp just as everyone else does. However, in your first 3 raids you have lower priority then longer time members. This means you can bid the minimum of 5, but of a person with higher priority wants the item, he/she will get it for 5 instead of you.

As of fourth raid you get the same priviliges as members - meaning you can bid more than 5 and against higher ranked people.

It is your duty to remember how many raids you joined.

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#3 2013-06-18 20:41:16

Lamme
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Registered: 2005-08-21
Posts: 8560

Re: DKP and loot distribution

This is fairly easy to miss, so I took the liberty of highlighting it just in case now that we sometimes clear 25 man lockouts in 10 man.

- While 10 man raids do not use DKP (none gained, items rolled for), there is an exception to that. If a player is very interested in an item, he may choose to bid for, however the minimal bid is 50 DKP.

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