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6-06-2008 @ 12:28PM
Dave Said:"I personally insist on no green gear and things to be enchanted and/or gemmed"That is a horrible standard. You miss out on all the people who thoughtfully chose gear, and only get people who play a lot and who just look at colors rather than actual stats. Green gear can be better than PURPLE gear for certain slots and classes. "___ of the ____" gear is often great for any classes that have a bonus tied into a particular stat.The color of their gear is *how often it drops mixed with the level of difficulty of the place it is obtained from*. Not how good it is.Their *stats for their role* is what is important: MP5 + heal for a pally healer, +int second, with armor and HP a third. For instance, my boots are the +40 int greens with Vitality on them. This gives me +mana +spellcrit +MP5 and +heal. There are any number of blue feet I could get that would be available for my class, but *none* of them would help my role better, nor improve my stats in a net benefit way. I need the Sabatons from the QD badge vendor to find a non-MrT Heroic or non-Raid upgrade for my feet. I have passed on blue feet because they are not as good as my greens. I don't use my two purple trinkets and instead use a talesite owl, as that mana regen is better than what the purples do. I don't enchant my back, cause frankly, all suck for a healer who wears plate.As you seem to desire a simplistic rule for quickly ruling out a lot of people, may I suggest http://be.imba.hu? It analyzes people's gear and stats and gives both a number, and places them on a continuum showing where their upper and lower limits are.There are several of the heroics with any reasonably competent tank which I can farm now in less than an hour. However your rule would exclude me. Sounds like your rule is broken cause it misses theorycrafters who have to get to Zul'Aman or Late Kara to really progress any farther gear wise.
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