Loot goes to a maximum of 12 players, based on damage dealt. If there are more than 12 there, the remainder will miss out on loot.
For some reason, Clockwork City bosses have 2x - 3x the number of people at them compared to Morrowind. If you're looking to farm bosses, I'd suggest going there instead. Failing that. Do a massive dps dump on the Clockwork bosses as they spawn. Big ultimates, etc.
I have gotten loot from the Imperfect, since he was glowing gold both times, but only 2 sequence plates each time.
Isn’t there supposed to be some gold and a zone set piece drop?
Agreed. Thread title is correct. I have been doing event dailies to farm for motif on multiple alts, and have done the Imperfect quest several times. Each time I do this daily, I get to loot the Imperfect, and I only get sequence plates.
This may be by design, since there are dozens of players on PS4 / NA around the world bosses each time they spawn, so I may not be in the top twelve for damage. ZOS may have designed this world boss to drop sequence plates for everyone, since you need the plates to finish the quest, but only give more loot to the top twelve DD.