What is lootshare?
Lootshare is a way to split up drops for a team or friends chat. Its used a lot for masses (whether it be the friends chat or group system). To use lootshare, you need to be in the friends chat with lootshare enabled or group at all times. You can turn on lootshare by clicking on the little icon at the bottom right corner of the friends chat interface:
Lootshare will split drops between the players that have lootshare enabled. You will see in game messages such as “You have received: 63,166 Coins” or “Junglebiscuit has received: 1 Bones” for all drops a boss drops at a time. The player with the highest lootshare points (discussed below) will have the best chance for the drops. For the formal write up on the RS wiki, check out: https://runescape.wiki/w/LootShare
What are lootshare points?
Lootshare points, also called LSP or lootshare potential, is the background system that determines who gets drops in a lootshare group. Each person has a certain amount of points. No one is able to check or see how many points they have; this is why there is sometimes mystery behind people’s LSP as there’s no real way to ever know yours or anyone elses. Basically the higher your LSP, the higher chance you have at getting drops!
Lootshare points reset down to zero eventually. Jagex has confirmed that this is at 10% per day. So, if you don’t use, you lose it! If you are at 10m LSP and do not boss for a day, tomorrow you will only have 9m LSP, then the next day you’ll only have 8.1m LSP, then 7.29m, and so on. The same works with negative LSP going closer to 0 from the other side.
Pets are NOT effected by lootshare and are instead based on the top dpser or highest damage dealt by a single person. This person will be the one who gets a roll at the boss pet.
Another important note: you have to be within 16 squares of a boss for lootshare to work, same as normal drops, and you will not see or receive anything if you are too far away.
Here are some examples:
1. There is a 10 person mass. One person gets a 10m drop (say a Cywir wand or similar). The person who got the drop is lootshare picks up the drop and owns the 10m item. Everyone in the group, including the person who got the drop, now gets a split of the lootshare points. This is the item value divided by the amount of people with lootshare turned on (i.e. 10m/10=1m). Each person gets 1 million lootshare points, but the person who got the wand also loses 10m points to have a net of -9m lsp.
2. A 23 person AoD mass gets a Praesul Codex worth 493m. Each person gets 21.43m LSP points. The person who got the codex is now at -471.57m LSP.
3. A Vindicta mass is going on with 9 people. There is an uber rare drop of 1 dragon bone. Each person gains about 263 gp of LSP.