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1-14-2010 @ 4:07PM
"Also, the Gearscore/Recount elitism that happens at endgame is nonexistent while leveling."Sadly, I've found this to be untrue. While leveling my hunter, I've encountered many players who turn their noses at others for not being in full heirlooms.
1-14-2010 @ 4:28PM
Ew. I guess I have been extremely lucky. I'm so sorry to hear this.
1-14-2010 @ 4:33PM
Yeah, I was healing Wailing Caverns and someone kept spamming dps meters even though we were having no problems at all. Maybe this is just me, but it was weird because I have no idea what "good" dps is at that level. "You're doing 35dps? Well... I know that's not good enough for heroics" is pretty much all I can say.
1-14-2010 @ 7:15PM
I have to admit to being guilty of a topsy turvy version of this.I'm levelling a pally tank purely through dungeons, and having an absolute blast. If I meet new players (and yes, there are still a lot of them) I am more than happy to chat with, and help them out with friendly advice if needed (it rarely is, which is nice!)I only get elitist when I see people coming into instances with full heirlooms and not only are they bad, but they're bringing the group down with them.Case in point: Fully heirloom'd Paladin "healer" in maraudon. Tank spec, tank gear, righteous fury active. HEALING with RF active, spamming consecration, running in to melee while healing. I could deal with this, except he was standing on top of silencing mobs, meaning i couldnt tank and he couldnt heal. Wipe. Wipe. Wipe. On trash. And when i politely asked him not to do that...he ignored me.Eventually the rest of us nerdraged and quit. Wow, thats a friggin essay.TL;DR - If you DO have heirlooms, you should know better. I WILL be judging you.
1-15-2010 @ 1:52PM
@NiallusI soooo agree with you. I have lvl'd my resto driud to about 50 and I don't care if the other people in the group are new or in heirlooms. My toon is in full heirlooms and dungeon/random sack of worthless gear blues, so it seems that his stats may be a little OP for the content. Since I'm healing it doesn't usually matter if the tank isn't the greatest so it can be good fun/learning experience for all. I have 2 80 tanks of different classes so I will normally wisp the tank if I see them doing something wrong and ask if I could give them some advice. I hope that any ppl running that have healers and see me making mistakes would do the same. New players are great, they usually say sure, listen, apply the advice and make things run smoother. Other heirlooms players usually not only will shoot down my offer of advice but just get plain rude about it. I admit that I don’t know it all especially since this is my first healer but I’m open to advice with my 80’s much less my new guy.The absolute worst case so far was in Orange crystals, the warrior tank (with heirloom chest and shoulders) was just horrible and there was a shaman just slamming her after and during the first two pulls. After the pulls I stuck up for this person, told the group that we just need to give her time to establish aggro at this lvl before we attack. The second pull, that ended was horrible as well, I stuck up for her again when everyone else was horribly slamming her and I suggested we wait until we see a sunder armor or two on the mob before we attack. After the third pull where everyone but the tank received the majority of the damage from one target I wisp’d her that maybe we should see if someone else in the group can tank since she was having a hard time holding aggro on just one mob and since later on there are several pulls where you need to hold it on several. She replied telling me I needed to shut up and just heal everyone with language that would have made a sailor blush. With that knowledge I did the only thing I knew to do. I let her pull again, healed everyone but her and when she died quit the group. Maybe that was wrong since I knew that there were no other toons in the group that can rez (unless they have jumper cables) and that it is horrible trying to find your way back to the entrance from the gy there, but it felt good at the time.How can these people have acquired enough badges to get heirlooms without learning how to research their class and learn how to play it? Why wouldn’t you do that with an alt that you are serious enough to level over the very low levels? Yes people with heirlooms that can’t play I’m gonna call you out like Niallus.
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