It was actually the same annoying system.Looting in this game is so annoying. I feel paranoid if I miss out on a loot but there are so much loot everywhere in this world, it just insane. I spend so much time looting instead of playing the game. Never really had to loot much in W2.
It's just that the game happened to be a lot smaller, so it was less tiring/annoying in the long term.