My 10man group has had some tough luck as far as drops go for raiding this expansion and I have been wondering if there's a solution. Over the course of ToT we killed Horridon 16 times and saw the spirit trinket (Horridons Last Gasp) once. We killed Lie Shen 6 times and never saw UVLS. We killed council 14 times and saw Wushoolays Final Choice once. Each boss has ~20 items and drops 2 per kill so statistically we should see specific drops 1/10 times on average so what happened to us actually isn't far from expected.
Now in 25man the bosses have the same loot table but drop 6 items per kill. So the chances of seeing what you need are closer to 30% rather than 20% in 10man. I'm fine with 25man getting more loot/person, I agree that to help preserve 25man raiding they should see far more thunderforged/warforged loot but it's tough in 10man raids to to finally get a drop like the healing trinket of Horridon where all 3 healers want it and we know we likely will never see it again. In our group specifically we had 2 warlocks and 1 mage that all would have liked UVLS but none got it.
Would it be detrimental to the game for bosses to perhaps "drop" 4 peices of loot but you can only pick up 2 of them? Or even 3? In a new tier for 25man every piece of loot is valuable, but in 10man it's much more common to see group w/ no Holy Pally, or no one that can utilize spell power leather. Would a change like this be reasonable or would it be too detrimental to 25man raids?