I am not sure why they decided to go down this rubbishy path again of no income.
Personal loot, which I have decided to put on for 2 weeks to see if we can get as many loots as possible, means that BoEs will be looted by individuals and they can keep them unless I specifically ask for them.
It feels really awkward to take the BoEs from people. I don't like it, but how else do you make money for the bank?
Everyone said tonight that there was no need to worry about guild money because the bank is sitting on 500k at the moment, which is from selling BoEs during this last tier. But if you look at progress nights where repair bills start coming out at about 700g and over, with 20 people in the raid, that's 14k bled out on just one night. If that was three raid nights that's 32k. A WEEK. I suppose that the guild bank could cope for 4 months without topups, because money still comes in from doing dungeons, raid and challenge modes.
Lissanna of Restokin was quick to write about it, and I agree for a big raiding guild that's a lot of dough to lose. I brought it up in raid tonight and there were a number of suggestions including donating gold for EPGP (which would work for some people and probably not for others), or doing our own repairs (since we do make a lot of money now in WoD). However, I like the guild paying for repairs, and I would like to keep it going.
Of course, the other thing is that with master loot I could DE the stuff and sell the shards. Can't do that with personal loot.
I think with these things in consideration, we will go back to ML sooner rather than later. I had initially been thinking about doing 2 weeks of personal loot, but I have to save for the future! :D