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Loot Discipline - What is the Point of Toggle?

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Loot Discipline - What is the Point of Toggle?

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DawnAskham
11.11.2019 , 07:12 PM | #1
What is the point of the new toggle to set loot discipline?

I mean seriously - three weeks in and I'm still getting nothing but healing gear from rewards that state 'based on your discipline' when my discipline / loot discipline is set to a dps spec.

Specifically, I have received two full healing sets (Revitalized Mystics and something else) with dupes now for my sorc / sages when their discipline and loot discipline are set to balance / madness.

Is this intentional? Is Bioware trolling me? Am I the only one?

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TrixxieTriss
11.11.2019 , 07:50 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by DawnAskham View Post
What is the point of the new toggle to set loot discipline?

I mean seriously - three weeks in and I'm still getting nothing but healing gear from rewards that state 'based on your discipline' when my discipline / loot discipline is set to a dps spec.

Specifically, I have received two full healing sets (Revitalized Mystics and something else) with dupes now for my sorc / sages when their discipline and loot discipline are set to balance / madness.

Is this intentional? Is Bioware trolling me? Am I the only one?
Your thread isnít the first one to report this either :
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=971604
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=971553
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=971520
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=970649

This is my experience too.

* DPS Sorc = Healing set bonus / tacticalís or generic set bonus tacticalís (ZERO DPS set bonus drops)

* DPS Assassin = Tank set bonus / tacticalís or generic set bonus tacticalís (ZERO DPS set bonus drops)

* DPS Jugg = Tank set bonus / tacticalís or generic set bonus tacticalís (ZERO DPS set bonus drops)

* DPS Merc = Tank set bonus / tacticalís or generic set bonus tacticalís (ZERO DPS set bonus drops)

It seems to me the only part of the toggle that sort of works is for the other stuff like generic gear, enhancements, ear, relic and implants donít drop specific tank stuff (defence shield etc). But there is are plenty of cross over items like discipline enhancements, mods etc.

The DISCIPLINE TOGGLE DOES NOT WORK FOR SET BONUSES unless you are a tank, healer or have a class that has a DPS parent spec and only DPS secondary specs. Aka, snipers and Maras, which can only be dps

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sharkfishman
11.11.2019 , 08:01 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by TrixxieTriss View Post
Your thread isnít the first one to report this either :
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=971604

This is my experience too.

* DPS Sorc = Healing set bonus / tacticalís or generic set bonus tacticalís (ZERO DPS set bonus drops)

* DPS Assassin = Tank set bonus / tacticalís or generic set bonus tacticalís (ZERO DPS set bonus drops)

* DPS Jugg = Tank set bonus / tacticalís or generic set bonus tacticalís (ZERO DPS set bonus drops)

* DPS Merc = Tank set bonus / tacticalís or generic set bonus tacticalís (ZERO DPS set bonus drops)

It seems to me the only part of the toggle that sort of works is for the other stuff like generic gear, enhancements, ear, relic and implants donít drop specific tank stuff (defence shield etc). But there is are plenty of cross over items like discipline enhancements, mods etc.

The DISCIPLINE TOGGLE DOES NOT WORK FOR SET BONUSES unless you are a tank, healer or have a class that has a DPS parent spec and only DPS secondary specs. Aka, snipers and Maras, which can only be dps
This is strange. I got 2 set bonuses for healer on my Sorc, but also 2 for DPS (lightning spec). There was a time (after I got to 306 on DPS) when I switched to healer loot to get 306 healer gear too. So I don't know whether I got the 2 dps set pieces as DPS or healer loot spec. What I do know is that I got a lightning DPS tactical as a DPS, because it was the first piece I got from a Hammer MM run.
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TrixxieTriss
11.11.2019 , 08:06 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by sharkfishman View Post
This is strange. I got 2 set bonuses for healer on my Sorc, but also 2 for DPS (lightning spec). There was a time (after I got to 306 on DPS) when I switched to healer loot to get 306 healer gear too. So I don't know whether I got the 2 dps set pieces as DPS or healer loot spec. What I do know is that I got a lightning DPS tactical as a DPS, because it was the first piece I got from a Hammer MM run.
Iím seeing a pattern here for people not seeming to have this problem.

1. They run both dps and healing spec and switch between.
2. They run both dps and tank spec and switch between

This would suggest there is a trigger not set right unless you switch specs or toggle the drop to spec you donít use at all.
Hence, there is a problem for people who only play dps and donít play healers and tanks.
Unfortunately this canít be tricked into working is you are a Merc getting tank stuff or a Mara getting tanks stuff.

Bioware need to look at this. Even if itís only affecting some players and not everyone. There are certainly enough threads and posts to suggest this isnít isolated to a handful of people on the forums. And when you consider most people donít post on the forums, there are a crap load more people in the game with the same problem.

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DawnAskham
11.11.2019 , 08:07 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by TrixxieTriss View Post
Iím seeing a pattern here for people not seeming to have this problem.

1. They run both dps and healing spec and switch between.
2. They run both dps and tank spec and switch between

This would suggest there is a trigger not set right unless you switch specs or toggle the drop to spec you donít use at all.
Hence, there is a problem for people who only play dps and donít play healers and tanks.
Whatever the 'problem' is - they need to address it - this is ridiculous that now for three weeks I've gotten nothing but healer spec gear (two full sets) and NO dps gear at all.

Trash gearing system is trash - the old coms / drops might have been a bit slower (not that much with alts), but when I turned in a token, I got the peice for my spec.

Same with the annoying Ossus grind - at least I got dps gear not healer set get that buffs abilities I don't even have.

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TrixxieTriss
11.11.2019 , 08:12 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by DawnAskham View Post
Whatever the 'problem' is - they need to address it - this is ridiculous that now for three weeks I've gotten nothing but healer spec gear (two full sets) and NO dps gear at all.
They actually fixed it on the pts within a week. So Iím extremely pissed off that itís nearly 4 weeks now and they canít be bothered to fix it in the live game.
Itís like they went afk on holidays as soon as the expansion dropped and are back to skeleton crew. It feels like everyone who was working on 6.0 was transferred the next day to another project and nothing will get fixed in 6.0 or if it does, it will be months away.
So much of 6.0 still feels like it is in beta and shouldnít have been released yet.

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TrixxieTriss
11.11.2019 , 09:00 PM | #7
Iíve now made a thread in the bug report section that links all of our threads that pertain to this problem
http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...58#post9789758

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nyrkverse
11.11.2019 , 11:27 PM | #8
Did you guys actively chose a discipline or did you just left the toggle alone with its automatic choice? Because I've noticed that when you first spec a character it says the discipline in the parenthesis but when you choose - even if just confirming the one it already says it's active - the chosen discipline among the 3 listed is highlighted in orange. I always actively choose and I never had an issue with "wrong" loot so far (from bosses or crates. for random mobs is normal that's it's completely random).
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MK-ULTRA
11.12.2019 , 02:56 AM | #9
im assassin darkness and all i get are barrels
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11.12.2019 , 05:11 AM | #10
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im assassin darkness and all i get are barrels
Barrels are good, so long as they are full of beer / wine / whiskey.
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