Ah yes, loot systems. One of the many things I hate about current and past MMOs. So glad to see Guild Wars 2 with a new loot system. Oh you participated in something? Grats, you get your own loot based on your level plus xp, karma, and gold.
Loot systems used in FF14, WoW, and all the other current MMOs are archaic.
Aggieland -> "From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. From the inside out, you can't explain it."
Guild Wars 2: Level 35 Guardian Neithan Turambar Borlis Pass
WoW: Lvl 85 Shaman Friewyn Black Dragonflight (retired)
FFXI: Lvl 75 Dark Knight Neithan (retired many years ago)
LotRO: Lvl 30 Maethros (retired)