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10-06-2008 @ 2:26PM
"Taking a look at the Original Poster's Armory profile, I have to assume that he is not posting on his main, because if he is he still has to over come many challenges himself before declaring the game "easy mode."im so sick of armory snobs...having the best armor in the game does not a good player make.
10-06-2008 @ 2:33PM
No this isn't armory snobbery this is common sense. You don't listen to a 3rd grader when he says he's gotten all he can out of the educational system...ie. His gear shows there's tons of stuff he hasn't done yet, so it's not a question of too easy, it's a question of something else.. boredom, lack of organized grouping etc...
10-06-2008 @ 2:34PM
However, it can give you a good idea of the level of content the character has cleared. At a quick glance, the character has nothing past Tier 5 content. One of the items is dropped by the easiest bost in SSC, the other is, IIRC, a zone drop. Everything else is either badge vendor stuff or Kara/Gruul's/Mags items.
10-06-2008 @ 2:35PM
I think her point was that if the guy was complaining about the game being EZ-MODE, then perhaps it would be apropos that he have T6+ gear, thus establishing his level of "completion" with PvE content.I'm assuming an armory inspection of his posting character probably reveals low to moderate level epics, which would be amusing given his ardor on the subject of the game being stupidly easy.
10-06-2008 @ 2:38PM
We're talking credibility here, though. If everything is "easy" then why isn't the OP in full T6?Blizzard has a history of nerfing content to get people closer to where new stuff is coming in. Existing players benefit because it helps them level their alts and new players get up to the point where the expansions are desirable to them (thus letting Blizzard win by making more sales).What's the point of having new content if only 1% of the player base ever sees it?
10-06-2008 @ 3:53PM
@the replies:You can't solo endgame content, and it could be argued that easing people through the game is responsible for the inability to find enough skilled players to tackle endgame. Or, going the other direction, that the simplicity of the endgame makes it a social game to get invited, not a measure of a player's skill.Besides, the OP says he enjoys the current layout's difficulty, but is concerned about the upcoming HP nerf and what the future holds for Wrath. He never said anything about breezing through the current stuff, so evaluating his current progress isn't really relevant in any way. It IS armory snobbery, because it's using his current gear level to try to humiliate him even though it's not applicable.
10-07-2008 @ 5:07AM
On the one hand, it could be considered armory snobbery, if he had something to back up his statements, such as numbers, timed runs, or something of the like.On the other hand, his post is filled with inflammatory language and no such examples, leading one to believe that he is speaking from experience.When one is using experience to back a point, one should be certain that one's experience is evident. Having low-level gear and trying to claim that the game is getting too easy FROM EXPERIENCE is all in all a rather stupid thing to do, since anyone with half a brain can throw the lack of experience in your teeth.If he did specifically mention the so-called "nerf" of raid bosses, and mentioned some experience with the "nerfed" raid bosses (perhaps in Beta or on the PTR), his post would be relevant. No such evidence exists, therefor detractors are justified in saying that he has no evidence to back his claims.
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