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1-28-2009 @ 11:52AM
This guide is 100% false. You should NOT be aiming for that much hit rating.http://elitistjerks.com/f78/t37183-pocket_guide_wotlk/http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=13908723552&sid=1
1-28-2009 @ 11:58AM
From the post you linked:"This is a general target cap, but this is not a hard cap. You can go over it and still get benefit (albeit diminished) from hit."Referring to the PHC.Thanks again!
1-28-2009 @ 12:24PM
Yes, the days of gearing specifically to reach "caps" for anything besides the yellow hit cap are over, but this was stated more than once in the responses to his last column, and it hasn't seemed to have any effect. I don't expect similar responses to this column to do any better.
1-28-2009 @ 12:29PM
@Grubba-True, reaching any cap besides the YHC can be postponed in the absence of gear availability with ample amounts of hit on it; however as a general rule Rogues with access to enough +hit and +expertise gear to meet these caps should aim FOR these caps and NOT above them. It's not about "you must have X hit rating to not be bad" it's about "this is the amount of hit rating considered to be sufficient".
1-28-2009 @ 12:55PM
I think that combat rogues in particular benefit from being between 300-315. White damage is still significant for us, and I miss about 16% of the time with +hit at 250. While it's not realistic or useful to try to hit the white hit cap, I've seen plenty of theorycrafters who suggest getting at least 300 hit, and that seems to work best for me, as long as I'm not sacrificing too much in order to get that amount of +hit.
1-28-2009 @ 2:07PM
Sorry Chase,But Josh is right. Telling rogues (especially new ones) to try and reach the poison hit and expertise caps is misleading at best.This is the second week in a row you have made an article like this, and it is simply not true.Rogue gear is as follows:Be Special CappedTake upgrades.That is all. Telling people to hit the expertise and poison caps does more harm than good.
1-28-2009 @ 2:11PM
Better yet.Just write a column where you link Vulajin's spreadsheet x 1000.That is some real and accurate advice.
1-28-2009 @ 2:21PM
This will sound rude, but there have been multiple articles with misleading information and -numerous- responses pointing out the misinformation in the articles. Either the author is deliberately trying to mislead readers into concentrating on particular "stats" instead of "overall performance" or he himself just doesn't have a clue.Will you do well if you have high Hit Rating and Expertise? yes.Will you be the best you can be? Not in the least.If you want a raid spot, do you want to aim for the best, instead of mediocre? Absolutely!Is it just as easy to pick gear that will give you better performance than only Hit/Exp? yes.Commentors in previous articles have already posted a better gear list. And recommending that people grind heroics for equipment that is -worse- than guaranteed, crafted items is almost unbelievable enough to be irresponsible. On my low-pop server, Frozen Orbs are 150g. Even if they were more, grinding a few dailies for a guaranteed best-in-slot epic pre-raid piece of equipment is worth it. But with all the heroics you need to run anyway, you'll get a few Frozen Orbs.Rogues are having issues right now, and Blizzard has acknowledged it.But I guess perpetuating the Hit Rating misinformation can help any Rogues who know better than to listen to it win a raid spot. So maybe there really is a good reason to keep misleading readers.
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