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5-16-2010 @ 10:02AM
Boobah, I'm not talking about boosting here. :) My point is that some people seem to expect that people who come to THEIR random HC runs have already raid gear and that they make at least 4K DPS constantly. We all know that WotLK HC's can be done even with blue +175 gear (as long as tank is uncrittable) it just takes more coordination and skill. If someone has better gear, it sure makes things faster. If everyone in the group does their best, I can't see how would anyone be seen as "carried". If some people are overgeared for current instance, it's not bad thing unless one sees the HC's as a DPS competition.I am talking about what kind of gear WotLK HC's really require, not how good gear raiders have today. I am talking about how easily some people start to ridicule anyone in their random group who's still gearing up without raider GS/DPS even the run would be smooth.I don't consider boosting or being boosted anything like fun either.If someone just watches like a bystander as other people do all the work, I would think that (s)he's being "carried". Also of course there are people who do not have a clue about their class, itemization, encounters etc. They obviously need help and you either want to help them or not—you either have time or you don't. If you decide to help someone but your help is not appreciated or understood, you can take it always to somewhere else. :)
5-16-2010 @ 11:37AM
The worst things I've come across in heroic pugs are the following, not necessarily in order:People who queue as one thing despite being geared and spec'd for another. Several Ret Paladins for example, who queue as a tank but only have PVP gear and sometimes a shield.People who have great gear, but don't seem to be bothering playing, just coasting along.People who put all their points into one tree. Yeah, those people.People who don't know they are downranking, or who don't know which abilities to use for their class/spec.The only place I care about people's gear is I suppose Halls of Reflection now. That's the only instance that's really challenging. And it has a Blizzard-coded barrier so...not like it's really a great bother.The rest? It's mostly a matter of how you're choosing to perform, and that's rarely simply because you have fresh gear.
5-16-2010 @ 6:45PM
Since you mentioned downranking, I thought I'd add that most people that are using downranked abilities probably have no idea about the bug that can happen when you have dual-specs and some buttons on your bar keep old ranks instead of upgrading automatically.I was unaware that Thorns was down a rank on my Resto Druid until someone with RankWatch pointed it out for me. Is it embarrassing to be called out? Yeah, a little, but the downrank bug isn't really the player's fault - it's a bug. I just want to mention it here to build awareness to leveling players. If you're dual-specced, then every time you ding, make sure to buy both sets of talented ability upgrades from the trainer, and always double-check both sets of bars to make sure that they show the newest ranks.
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