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1-06-2010 @ 6:37PM
Why would an article like this completely leave out anything about getting level 80 gear before you hit 80? The absolute number one thing a new 80 has to do, is have the best gear possible at 80. Having good gear can compensate for a lot (not all) of the problems a new 80 is going to run into.Most new 80's are going to arrive in end game dungeons in greens and low level blues and be an absolute nightmare. Given how ridiculously easy it is to have full level 80 epics, before you ever hit 80, an article like this should really have some kind of directions for getting this done.If you're one of those people who's got their first character between 70 and 80, get level 80 epics any way you can. The easiest way being by running Wintergrasp for marks/honor and Battlegrounds for honor.If you hit 80 in greens and blues, expect to have a miserable time in 5 mans and raids...
1-06-2010 @ 9:42PM
And here I thought all the blues and purples that are in those dungeons were for people to *put on*. Silly me.
1-06-2010 @ 9:51PM
Blues in heroics are worthless. If you have a fresh 80 who needs them, they won't wear them long enough for them to matter.You can easily have a fresh 80 who doesn't even need them.If your gear is so bad that you need the blues and purples that drop in the normal heroics, you are probably making the other people around suffer woefully under your lack of performance. So no, they're not really meant to be put on any more. I would guess that 95% of them are vendored or DE'd at this point.
1-06-2010 @ 11:04PM
You're right: I can't wait to see how all my resilience improves my DPS!
1-07-2010 @ 6:03AM
Again, sheer ignorance, but it's to be expected from your average WoW player these days. You will be doing a lot more DPS in epic PvP gear, than you will in sub 200 level blues and greens.This is especially true if you take the time to get Wintergrasp gear on your way up to 80. It has a lot of hit rating on it which is a key stat for a new 80. Would have been nice if the article mentioned that as well, but it didn't.
1-07-2010 @ 7:16AM
I'll be the first to say I just said what I said 'cause I thought it was funny, without regard for its objective accuracy. However, your premise - that low DPS makes "the other people around suffer woefully" - is Bible truth to you, but not everyone. I see how you think the mantra of Prepare, Prepare, Prepare is helping people because they won't get kicked from PuGs, but no one needs a set of purples to bump Cyanigosa or Ingvar the Plunderer. Especially if a new 80 is using the dungeon finder to find groups for specific Heroics instead of random ones, I see no problem in getting gear upgrades that way - by doing PvE content they like instead of grinding out PvP/dailies they may not.
1-07-2010 @ 9:30AM
"Most new 80's are going to arrive in end game dungeons in greens and low level blues and be an absolute nightmare. Given how ridiculously easy it is to have full level 80 epics, before you ever hit 80, an article like this should really have some kind of directions for getting this done."Clueless much?I recently dinged my 4th alt to 80. -Heres what I had:74-76 "BiS" blues before 78 dungeon blues or heroics stat weight wise not ilvl wise, blue neck from UK quests (because there isnt better until 78 normal dungeons or even heroic stat balance wise), ilvl 219 weapon, ilvl 219 gun, 219 wrists from 2 new dungeons normal, ilvl 200 crafted cloack, heirloom chest and shoulders (ugh..).-Heres what I get: "You must acquire better gear" on EVERY SINGLE heroic, yes even nexus and UK. And I wasnt able to queue up for random heroics. Fair enough, I farmed some blues from normal dungeons like UP, Oculus etc to get in heroics. And even then I grouped with guildies most of the time.So basically people going "omg people in FULL greens and blues from lvl 74 are infesting my heroiczzz" are full of bullshit and overexaggerate about the amount of "full blues and greens"(note the word full) people are in, end of story. If blizzard made gear requirement for normal heroics then its fucking enough for heroics, stop whining about gear then.No worries, my 4th alt wont come ruin your very gear dependent jousting fun with lots of epics but 74 boots and 2 blue trinkets from heroics (wich makes me be in full blues apparently)
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