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6-16-2010 @ 2:24PM
The thing people need to understand is that GS is a tool. It is a tool with many flaws. For example, if you're using an item in each hand, and one is lower than the other, then simply unequipping the lower ilevel item will actually increase your GS. It doesn't take into account gearing choices due to spec, or superior itemization despite a lower ilevel. In the end, all GS is really good for is weeding out the blatantly undergeared. Using it for any other purpose is doing yourself, and everyone you interact with, a blatant disservice.
6-16-2010 @ 3:30PM
Very true - and its good to note that just because an item has a higher gearscore and it looks like it has your stats doesn't mean that it's actually better for you. What good is an i245 wand that has loads of hit when I'm already capped? I'll get more out of my i232 wand with similar stats and more haste - same thing with trinkets. One thing i'd like to see people back off a little on is when someone who is newer and still gearing up has pvp boots or bracers. Sometimes those PVP boots and bracers are a huge upgrade to anything else they've been able to get up to that point.
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