Topic: EPGP Loot System Explained

The Faceroll Syndicate loot council has for some time been testing a loot distribution system called EPGP to evaluate its effectiveness, and we're ready to make the switch.

What is EPGP?

EPGP stands for Effort Points, Gear Points. Every time you do something for the guild (attend a raid, kill a boss, etc) you earn Effort Points (EP). When you get a piece of gear, you accrue Gear Points (GP).

Loot is distributed by Priority Rating (PR), which is calculated by dividng your Effort Points by your Gear Points. If more than one person wants a piece of gear, it goes to the raider with the highest PR. Simply stated, your PR is based on the amount of effort you put in and how much gear you've already received.

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Re: EPGP Loot System Explained

Do I have to get the addon?

No but we do recommend that you install it, so you will be able to see where you stand in the loot priority. Download it here

Abbreviations

EP = Effort Points, awarded for participation
GP = Gear Points, the "cost" of items received
PR = Priority Rating, determines who gets loot

Earning EP

You earn EP by showing up for and participating in our weekly raids.

  • Inviting into a raid on time & prepared: 100 EP

  • Present at the end of raid: 100 EP

  • Killing a farm boss: 100 EP

  • Killing a progression boss: 300 EP

  • First kill on a progression boss: 500 EP

  • And other situations at the raid leader's discretion

Minimum EP

In order to be eligible for loot, you must have a minimum EP of 2,050. This helps to ensure that new members put in some effort before receiving purple pixels. (Unless no one else wants it; a common occurence after being in ICC for months). If you show up for all our content, you can earn over 2,000 EP in a week.

Accruing GP

Each piece of loot has a GP value associated with it, which you can see in your tool tip if you download the EPGP addon. When you receive a piece of loot, its GP value is added to your GP score.

Base GP

Base GP helps prevent new or inactive members from stepping into raid trumping dedicated players on loot priority by ensuring the their GP value is never 0. Our base GP is 100.

EPGP Decay

EP and GP decay by 10% every week to help prevent EP hording. You have to be a consistent raider to maintain your PR rating.

Appropriate Gear

EPGP encourages raiders to do their research and know which items are best for them. If the item in my neck slot is really bad, I might find out which boss drops my best in slot and save my PR to bid on it when it drops.

Off-specs & Alts

If a piece of loot goes to off-spec bids, the eligible raider with the highest priority will get the item and be allotted half of the item's usual GP.

If we've asked someone to bring in an alt for our main raid, they will be allowed to bid on gear. However, your EP, GP and PR are shared between your main toon and any alts. If you take a piece of gear for your alt, it will drop your main on the priority list.

Alt Nights & 10 Mans

EPGP will only be used for our main 25 man raids.

What about puggies?

If we need to pug someone to fill our a raid and interest in a piece of loot is expressed by facerollers and puggies, all interested (main spec) parties will dice. Puggies are eligible for one piece of loot per lockout, unless no one else is interested, or everyone else interested has already won a piece.

What about Tier tokens

Up to your 2 or 4 piece bonus, it's just another piece of gear.

Promised Loot

No

EPGP will carry over into Cataclysm!

Even if you don't need loot from our current content in ICC25, participating and helping other raiders will move you up on the priority list for all the new shinies in Cataclysm. Keep in mind we still have a 10% decay on EP and GP, so regular participation is the best way to keep your priority rating up. :-)

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Earning EP: Examples

Example 1: Porklet shows up on time on Thursday (+100). We run Lower Spire and Plauge, killing Morrowgar, Deathwhisper, Gunship, Saurfang, Rotface, Festergut, and Putricide (+700). Porklet stayed for the whole raid (+100). Porklet earned 900 EP.

Example 2: Genne shows up late on Friday, but we take her anyway since we needed the healer (no on-time bonus). We run Blood and Frost, finishing Council, Blood Queen, and Valithria (+500). We work on Sindragosa but don't get a kill. However, the officers decide to award a 100 EP bonus since we made good progress and everyone worked together (+100). Genne stayed for the whole raid (+100). Genne earned 600 EP.

Example 3: LeEZButton shows up on time on Friday and invites into raid (+100). He stays for about an hour. We kill Council and Blood Queen before wife aggro kicks in (+400).

LeEZButton earned 500 EP.

Example 4: Kistia shows up on time on Saturday and invites into raid (+100). We manage to kill Sindragosa which is still considered progression for us (+300). We spend two hours on Arthas but don't get a kill... since everyone put in good effort, the officers decide to award a 100 EP bonus (+100). Kistia stayed for the whole raid (+100). Kistia earned 600 EP.

Example 5: Morrowyn shows up on time on Saturday and invites into raid (+100). We manage to kill Sindragosa which is still considered progression for us (+300). We spend two hours on Arthas and get our first kill (+500)!! Morrowyn stayed for the whole raid (+100). Morrowyn earned 1000 EP.


Using PR: Examples

Example 1: Thordin, Zarger and Shammer all bid on a piece of loot.

Thordin has 4,500 EP and 500 GP, making his PR 9.
Zarger has 9,000 EP and 600 GP, making his PR 15.
Shammer has 1,800 EP and 100 GP, making his PR 18.

Although Shammer has the highest PR, he's still relatively new and doesn't meet the 2,050 EP minimum to bid against raiders that do. With a little more effort, he'll probably get the next piece of loot that he bids on. Since Zarger is the eligible raider with the highest PR, he gets the purple pixels.

Half your dps & twice your total damage: always, fastly, and well.