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2-11-2010 @ 11:04AM
I love that WoW has become more accessible to middling players like myself, however the resulting reliance upon gearscore really puts me off. I don't do great DPS at my 4500 GS but I'm usually tops in heroics and middle of the pack in the few opportunities I get to raid. Additionally I learn boss mechanics very quickly and I rarely die - even on new encounters.However there's no chance I'd ever get to pug a boss like this because a number somehow represents my entire worth to the group. And that's fine if I'm being pushed out of groups because higher geared players applied. After all, I suppose we need some arbitrary way to measure skill. But I've actually been refused spots in shorthanded runs because I didn't meet the required gear and achievement checks.
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