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Windfall uses EPGP as it's loot system. This allows us to accurately track our raider's attendance and time spent raiding as well as the amount of gear each raider has received.
EP stands for Effort Points and is used to track each raider's 'effort'. EP is awarded for being on time, time spent raiding, when a progression boss is killed and upon raid completion. EP can also be given out at the GM's discretion for special reasons.
GP stands for Gear Points and is used to track the amount of gear a raider has received. GP is given when a player receives a piece of gear. Each item has a specific GP cost based on the item's stat budget, including Warforged and socketed items.
For more information on how EPGP works visit the EPGP website's Documentation Page.
This section describes how we will award EP and GP along with a few of the EPGP configuration options.
As mentioned above, EP will be awarded for being on time at the start of the raid, for time spent raiding, when a progression boss is killed, and upon raid completion. The exact amounts are as follows:
EP may also be rewarded for other special reasons, such as referring a new member or donating to the guild bank.
All gear has a specific GP cost. The cost of a piece of gear is based on the stat budget of the item, which is determined by the slot and item level. Bonus stats such as Warforged and sockets will add to the items usual cost. Tertiary stats won't add to the cost of an item considering they are negligible.
The loot priorities, in order, and their respective costs are:
Weapons and shields may receive a multiplier to their GP cost based on how they are used. These cases include:
Although EPGP is used for loot distribution, there will be times where loot council will be used for the benefit of the guild. These situations include:
Base GP is used to keep brand new raiders from having a higher priority over more long standing raiders.
We use a Base GP value of 2000.
Decay reduces everyone's EP and GP by a set percentage. This allows for more recent effort to be awarded more than past effort, helping to prevent EP hoarding. This also encourages picking up even small upgrades as the GP received decays over time.
We use a Decay of 10% per week.
A minimum EP value is a set amount of EP a raider must have in order to be considered at the normal priority. Players below the minimum are considered at a lower priority. This means new members will need to meet the minimum before they will be at normal priority.
We use a Minimum EP of 3000.
To make our EPGP system as easy as possible to manage we will be using the two addons listed below.
Download Link: http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/epgp-dkp-reloaded
The EPGP addon is the base addon that tracks player's EP and GP. It will allow our members to view their current EP, GP and priority. This addon isn't required but if you want to view the EPGP standings in game you'll need to have it.
Download Link: http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/epgp_lootmaster
EPGP Lootmaster will make loot distribution in raids easier and quicker. All raiders must install this addon. This addon contains two modules, the Core module and the ML module. All raiders need to have the Core module installed and loaded. The ML module is used by the loot master and will only work if you have the EPGP addon above. The ML module isn't required.
This last section contains a few exceptions and stipulations that will improve how we distribute loot.
An item will NEVER be disenchanted if it is an upgrade for a player's main spec. Loot that is useful, even if it is only slight upgrade, will be given out. We won't let gear be disenchanted because everyone that can use it is saving for a specific piece.
Some players may be designated as flexible offspec players, such as offspec tanks. A flexible offspec raider will receive offspec loot before others. This way if we ever need a tank or healer we have a way to fill the spot.
The officers and guild master reserve the right to override the EPGP system if we feel a certain piece of gear will benefit the guild more by going to a player that isn't highest on priority. The EPGP system is a guideline and will usually be followed but can be side-stepped when it isn't in the guild's best interest.
The above numbers are subject to change at any time if the officers and guild master feel the numbers aren't working as intended or are in-effective at serving their purpose