I'm not sure if this has been reported before but seeing as not even bluetracker seems to have picked up the posting I'll move into the line of fire. Delete/move if redundant.
The question has been posed several times: What happens if you have master loot on an a BoP recipie drops which requires a profession the master looter does not have ? All GM answers so far have been that this wouldn't be a problem. But it seems that this is not the case.
We have verified internally that master looter works with BOP recipes.
(I posted the same thing in the thread there but it seems to get ignored now). What I've always understood was that if a recipe dropped, either the ML could see and assign them to a raidmember, or that the raidmember(s) with the appropriate profession got a group loot pop-up.
They have stated that even when the ML does not have the relevant profession, and a BoP recipe drops, the ones in the raid with that profession would get a rollbox on the BoP recipe for that profession.
Isn't this basically saying ML doesn't work with recipes? Since ML is the counter-measure to ninja looting, and it can hardly prevent it in this case.
Hmm interesting. This does indicate how this is implemented under the hood. Rather than creating extra loot elegibility tables for each relevant profession there is just one list and a check per participant if it becomes visible. Hence the MLer issue. If there were separate tables they could just pop up differently for the master looter which certainly would be the cleaner solution.
I can confirm that at least Formula: Enchant Weapon - Mongoose CAN currently be looted even though the ML does not have the enchanting profession.
This happened to us about two weeks ago. I cannot remember exactly, but I think that we did not get a roll box, the item was simply visible on the corpse (and lootable) by enchanters in the raid. I cannot recall if we had ML threshold set to epic or rare, this might have affected it.