Of all the things that were announced about Legion that would make my life easier as a GM, one of them stood out like a pimple on a supermodel's flawless face.
Tradeable personal loot.
"Duplicate items will now be tradeable."
Thank. The. Bloody. Earthmother. This makes me a VERY HAPPY KITTEN!
It means a lot of things to me. Firstly, that was one of the reasons that people are so against personal loot in the first place. Getting items that you don't want/need because you have them already. This at least, takes the problem of duplicates out of their hands.
That's probably ok for cloaks, rings, necks, trinkets. Probably not that great for Tier unless you have someone of that class in the raid with you. So the poor single mage in the raid has no buddy to pass their tier onto them. Not so bad however for the 4 monks that we have in our raid team.
The other thing, was whether they have the item STILL. So say you get a cloth item that's not exactly what you want, so you DE it. The next time you do that boss, it drops again. But, technically you don't have that item anymore, so you still can't trade it to someone, say the warlock, who thinks that item is great.
Now here is the second big thing. NO MORE EPGP!
In terms of administration, that's a huge relief. I still get lots of complaints about EPGP. People still think it's unfair in terms of who gets loot. People don't want to take loot, because they worry about not getting the trinket later. People don't like others donating to the guild bank "to get ahead". The criticisms for EPGP is that it doesn't take into account things like how good a player you are, or how well you play in a team. I think the whole thing is quite fair and open, but it makes looting after a boss kill SO SLOW. Personal loot makes that a whole lot faster.
Thirdly, there will be no more loot drama. Someone with more EPGP decides to take a shoulder item when they already have an item of the same ilvl, compared to someone who has a shoulder item which is 15 ilvls lower but is lower on EPGP. OR, someone with high EPGP bids on an item, that's BIS for someone else, but the item is still an upgrade for them. That kind of crappy drama drives me nuts, and though we rarely have that sort of issue, it's usually only a problem early in a new tier. Now, that problem is gone, if I go to personal looting.
So, it all points towards personal looting. I had already considered doing it for Legion, but with the knowledge of that change coming, I am REALLY going to go ahead with it in the next tier.
But of course, I have 8 months or so before I have to worry about that. But there's nothing wrong with a little ray of sunshine.