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6-06-2008 @ 10:32AM
I wish I could read the forum post, but it seems that the forums are down ... again.I tank a lot of pugs. Weeknights I do 1-2 pugs, and weekends I'll do 2-3 during the day and then either a raid or another couple pugs. At this point I've thankfully gotten to know most puggers on the server, and I have a memory of "oh, that warlock is mental" or "that hunter is an ace trapper!" But when faced with a new name, I go through my checklist ...Guild? This check is rarely used, but if they're a member of a guild widely known to be a bunch of asshats, no way.Armory check. No, I'm not looking for tier gear or badge epics. I'm not making sure every item is enchanted with the best enchants or that every gem is at least blue-quality. I'm looking for warning signs:• Spec that is not just odd, but terrible. Things like a 20/20/21 spec, unused talent points.• Gear that doesn't make sense. Greens are fine, but rogues wearing "... Of the Whale" gear make me cry.• Enchants or gems that make no sense. Same thing. I don't want the mage in my group to have +AP gems or the hunters to have Mongoosed weapons.• Experience. I'll check the reputation tab. Ten points over honored with two factions and barely friendly with other factions says quite loudly "I don't know dungeons." I don't care if you've run that dungeon on your Mage, you're running this time as a Holy Priest.• Obvious PvP focus. The new PvP gear by reputation set is a nice starter set for PvP, but is worse than most quest gear. Filling a couple slots with Arena gear is fine, but coupled with the only trinkets being the Frostwolf Insignia and Insignia of the Horde scares me.• Name. I don't accept weird names.
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