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2-11-2010 @ 9:13AM
I hate gear score addons, they contribute nothing good to the game.
2-11-2010 @ 9:25AM
Fascinating. Now read the article before posting and you'll realize that EG isn't a simplistic gear-rating addon.
2-11-2010 @ 9:33AM
I completely disagree with you newsteinleo. Gear score addons are very important to have in the game and they contribute a lot of good to the game when they are used correctly.The problem comes when people misuse the information provided by the gear score addons and assume that no player is any good unless the player has the highest gear score possible. I've pugged heroics (and even some raids) with plenty of fine tanks, healers and dps who don't have super high gear scores.I like the idea of the Elitist Group addon because it also looks at a player's experience as well as gear. I'm gonna go download this addon today and give it a try! Thanks for the excellent article and interview Matthew! :-)
2-11-2010 @ 11:39AM
Despite using some of these programs on a regular basis, I don't totally disagree with you. With the ease of obtaining high-end badge gear, a simple gear score doesn't mean a thing. Running a boatload of heroics to get badge gear does not mean you're ready to raid end content.On the other hand, play style and ability will always trump a gear score. I knew a cat druid who could, when raid-buffed, top 7k dps before ToC ever dropped. Not to mention the value of a player isn't always the ability to sit still and do the right rotation. Situational awareness, flexibility, and how well they mesh with the group, all are extremely important to a successful raid.
2-11-2010 @ 12:32PM
they are a tool to be used for PUGGING. if you want carried through a dungeon, run with your guild or your friends. if you're going to pug, you need to know the instance. this addon tells players if you do.
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