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6-06-2008 @ 1:32AM
First off, this would have totally gone under my radar if you hadn't posted this. Secondly, this totally made my evening! Lastly, if i'm pug tanking or healing a heroic I generally armory people to check *reputation* b/c the rep tab tells a story about how familiar someone is with a particular set of instances (or if they have raid experience pre and post bc). Experience and good attitude go a long way in this game. If their rep is low then I check out talents. If talents are messed up I'll usually pass on them, unless they've got a positive attitude at which point ill glance at their gear to see if it's heroic sensible.I think a lot of people start with checking out player gear though, and expect everyone to be fully purpled out in za and up quality gear. This makes it difficult for good new players, respec-ers, and rerollers to advance in anything but pvp. I actually think this dynamic contributes heavily to the often complained about tank shortage.
6-06-2008 @ 2:22PM
The REP check is awesome. Never ever though to do that. That will be great for my quest to turn heroic mech into my personal farmland.....Sha-tar rep greater that aldor/scryer? Welcome aboard..... --Daddywarbuck
6-06-2008 @ 11:47AM
The only way that might not work is if that character is a new 70, but they have another 70 who is an old hand at all the instances. Thus they know the instances, but simply haven't run them enough on the current toon. I mean, if you checked out my Shaman, you would see little reputation, but I can assure you I know most of the instances well from my Druid. And yes, it's not the same for different classes, but the familiarity with an instance remains the same. However, I do think that is much better than checking gear. Experience > Talents > Gear. Of course, gear can be a big thing though, as my Shaman found out during Heroic Bladefist yesterday..... stamina can be important, and he just doens't have enough yet. Prot warrior execute while simultaneously dying ftw. That group was awesome.
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