Saturday night… what else we could do then GDKP run. It became a usual thing and, I personally like it because it’s a way to still enjoy raiding something that normally is very boring. If people want to find minuses to this sort of actions, I am sure there will be enough, but… as long the opportunity is there, is “legal” and it’s give a chance to otter people to get some loot, see the content and… to spent 1 h in a raid that is done properly, why not?!
Of course now everyone gets the gear very easy so the success of a GDKP run is not extremely big, but, I can’t wait to see it done in ICC.
How it started? Like one month ago, one of the guild members came with the idea to make a Gold dkp sell run. The initial thread you can see it here: GDKP Run Discussion. Till now we had 5 runs and all went smood (not like Toc 25 normal can be hard), surprising sometimes considering the amount of gold spent… or not.
For raid here are the criteria for selecting people:
- “The Geared Mains” (The Main Tank, A few healers, A few DPS). Here it was a few of us that organized the run.
- “Geared Mains with Specific Needs” These Mains want one specific item. They likely already have quite good gear, probably dont need anything else, and are only coming back to the instance for something special. The types of items these players need are often trinkets. The best example are the trinkets: Death’s Choice Reign of the Dead. Everyone wants them but only 1 can get it per reset (from those 25) so the competition is hight. This is not a necessary hard to fill spot, but is more like “just in case it drops”. and
- “The High Rollers” Those people wants an item, or two and they will pay a huge amount for it. They will compete with Role 2 and that’s the beauty of run… if there is no competition then the run will be with a low pot at the end.
- “Rich Undergeared Characters” These players need every slot upgraded. There will never be too many of these in our raids, you are more than welcome to gear up with us, we will in fact thank you for it (quoting Aurleion, a guild member).
- “The Average Rollers”. The number of those will be low since everyone wants to have a profit from the run, but if they are nice persons will be a spot for them as well.
At the end of tonight’s raid the pot looked like this:
#[Dalaran] Raid Log #
Chest (19:51:19): 5000 + 2000 + 2200 = 9200
Eydis Darkbane (20:03:45): 2600 + 2500 = 5100
Icehowl (19:23:39): 500 + 400 + 2000 + 1100 = 4000
Lord Jaraxxus (19:35:36): 700 + 6200 + 350 + 2500 + 4900 = 14650
Fjola Lightbane (20:01:49): 350 + 1200 = 1550
Anub’arak (20:16:30): 3000 + 2500 + 600 + 10000 + 3500 + 500 = 20100
Abyss Crystal: 3
Gold Pot (25 members): 54600 gold
2184 per person
As you can see there was items that went for minimum, or it was disenchanted and, in same time we had items going pretty hight. Is not a big win those 2k gold, but it might be a way in the future to spent time on a non raiding night or to gear up your alts.
Things to do if you plan this: (it does depending on the content you are raiding, so this is for Toc 25 normal now)
- have at least 3 healer that you can count on, main tanks and at least 5-6 dps, depending if is the first run or/and you have no idea who the people are.
- get the add-on GoldRaidManager and play a bit with it before you actually do the raid, so you won’t waist time with this.
- have a healer that will sort healing (including the extra ones on general assignments, but don’t count to much on them). I was sorting healing for last 2 runs we had, so tonight I was prepared with a macro for each boss (like you see in the screen).
- make sure that people are on vent/ts (we use own vent and we have a password for this that gets changed after so we won’t have unwanted visitors during normal raid)
- everyone must know the loot rules and minimum biding so start your raid with announcing that.
- macro the tactics because not everyone knows them and is better to have them writhed down (but don’t count on being fallowed)
- when you make the group be sure you end up with a certain competition… I mean don’t take 1 hunter and no enhancement shaman. Be sure you have at least 2 people that can roll for items.
- DO check if they actually have the gold to spent and are not there just for “easy money” because like that no one will end up with nothing. You will meet players that will try to get in just for that.
- have fun and DO split the pot at the end:P