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5-15-2010 @ 3:06PM
As a raid leader, I agree that the Gearscore add-on is not evil in and of itself, but the huge number of people using it improperly make me wish it (and they) would just go away. Here's a sad but true example.A few months ago, I was asked to come into an ICC 25 raid as melee DPS, and the raid leader asked to meet up in Dal so she could check my GS. I happened to be in my main spec tanking gear at the time, with a GS of around 5750 or so. She was impressed. I told her that she was looking at my tanking gear, and then switched to my DPS gear set, which I was still building. The GS on that set was around 5000 or so, but it was all iLevel 232 and up, more than good enough to DPS the run. I was horrified when she asked "Can you mix some tank pieces into that set so your GS is higher, or just DPS in your tanking gear? If you do that, we can take you." I refused, and told her as tactfully as possible that she should not be leading raids or blindly using GS as a guide. I still got into the run and everything went quite well, but that stands as an example of how NOT to use the GS add-on.
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