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2-16-2010 @ 2:05PM
What pisses me off about this whole Gearscore debacle is how people think it sucks because it "can be abused". Really? Seriously?These are the people who want to sue McDonalds because it made them fat. Potential for abuse does NOT mean it's bad.The people who abuse Gearscore are bad. The addon itself isn't.And don't give me the old "it doesn't take enchants/itemization in account" arguments. The latest version of Gearscore does ALL these things. It analyzes your gear in the same way Be Imba or WoW-Heroes does and if you look at the /gs inspection screen for a person, it actually gives you 3-4 gear scores, one for each potential spec/role the class can play.Most classes get 3 gearscore bars on the GS inspect screen now, one for each spec, with a % scale showing how optimally itemized they are for that spec. Druids and DKs get 4 bars, FeralDPS/FeralTank/Resto/Balance for druids and Frost/Blood/Unholy/Tank for DKs. Mousing over each bar shows you how the person's current gear itemization influences the Gearscore for that spec. There's also a large box below the bars showing the complete summation in list form of all the stats that the character is getting from its current gear.I require minimum GearScores for my raids, because it does a good job of accurately reflecting the quality of a person's gear. I also boot people from my raids who underperform despite great gear. I also invite people who don't meet my base GS expectations if I know they are capable of outstanding performance despite it.Hate the abuser, not the addon.
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