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7-08-2009 @ 1:16PM
For some reason, you didn't quote or remember this, Robert:"Those bracers are indeed amazing pre-Naxx, but there are a lot of upgrades in Naxx that are better, including the previous best-in-slot Slime Stream Bands."Also, just because it drops in Ulduar doesn't make it instantly better than you can get anywhere else. Ulduar gear is VERY underwhelming compared to what you can get in Naxx and EoE. I mean, there are only three ranged weapons better than KT's Envoy of Mortality, which seems crazy to my mind.Dusk, the perfectionist in me wants to say that you're very well geared for the Tier7 raids and to spend more time in them gearing up before going to Ulduar. My only complaint about your gear set in Tier7 content would be your Hit Rating. You can get more bang for your buck by getting Hit Rating on your gear than from gems or from talents, except in one very specific instance (the elitistjerks MM ArPen spec).In 3.2, you will also be gimping your pet's dps by not reaching the 8% through gear/enchants/gems; pets will receive Expertise based on the Hunter's Hit Rating, but they don't receive full benefit from Focused Aim.The 10-man EoE drops would be especially good for you, and it's a very fast raid to run. The 25-man EoE drops are still better than a lot from Ulduar, even if they're not best-in-slot anymore.If you are in the situation I was in for a very long time and have to pug your way into raids, I feel for you. I can completely understand not getting the drops you want/need; the Fury trinket from OS25 dropped at least 7 or 8 times before I won it. I was VERY lucky to get Black Ice on my first EoE run, because I went several months without getting to go again.But the realist in me also wants to say that if you can get into Ulduar groups and the group is happy and successful, and your DPS isn't below the tanks and healers, then that's great. You will find great drops in there as well, and many Ulduar mail items have Hit Rating as well.(On any new items, though, gem and enchant for Agility instead of Attack Power, unless you prefer to run as Beast Master most of the time. At least until 3.2 drops, Agility will benefit you more because more of your dps comes from your Hunter instead of your pet, and critical strike chance and most other values won't be passed down to your pet. One point of Agility turns out to be worth more than two points of Attack Power for MM/SV)
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