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7-17-2009 @ 1:15PM
@ sax: the problem is that far too many times, new players like Bunneh who DO take the time to gear themselves, get hitcapped, gem and enchant properly, etc. be denied spots in pugs because they did not have the achievements already. I'm not new to the game by any means, but I rerolled Horde back in February, and I'm having the same problem, despite having cleared the entry level Wrath raids on my old Alliance main. When I finally got geared enough to get in on my guild's alt runs, it broke apart and disbanded because of Ulduar. Now, I can pull better DPS on my lock than some people in T7 despite still being stuck in a handful of dungeon blues, I'm just shy of hitcapped, and I can't beg borrow or steal a Naxx pug spot. It's especially mindboggling considering the demand for clothies and ranged dps in general (it's not like I'm trying to find a spot for a DK).If this isn't a problem on your server, that's wonderful, but I've seen it happening way too often on mine for me to think it's an isolated thing. It's fully appropriate to armory someone and see they're a DK with +spellpower plate then deny them, but when someone is decently geared, just because they're missing achievements? Especially considering achievements don't mean a damn thing other than you were present when a boss was downed, it doesn't say you failed at the Safety Dance every time or that you couldn't keep your tuckus out of the fire and were dead the whole time. On my server, a good 80% of the pug leaders who demand everything but a blood and urine sample for, like, Naxx or VoA don't fit their own criteria if you armory them, and are obviously wanting to be carried to free purpz by better players. It's kind of hilarious.My advice to thwarted newbies is to try and get in on alt runs, or find a guild who holds them. I'm hoping to get lucky in my new guild on a different server.
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