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6-16-2010 @ 2:36PM
Went into ToC Heroic 5man this morning. Within 20 seconds the lazy tank went into a panic and asking how in the world I was going to heal the group.I told him I had healed it plenty of times just fine.Someone asked why were we kicking the healer and the tank said I had I barely had a 2.9 GS.I then had to point out.. "Dude.. I equipped the lance...."GS is simply for the intermediate and lazy player who either does not want to check gear or does not know how... period. (I know some just have those super busy lives that they only have the time to glance at a number... /rolls eyes
6-16-2010 @ 3:27PM
The example you sited does not support your conclusion that GS is for lazy people.I agree, in 5 mans, its completely useless. Kick someone if they aren't doing their job, otherwise leave them alone.However, saying its just for lazy people is a comment only someone who has never tried or succeeded in running a successful 25 man pug would say. With a 10 man, ya, you can inspect gear/specs individually and get a good idea. However, in 25 mans, it simply isn't possible to do so.If all you do is run random heroics, it is useless, you are correct. If all you do is guild runs, then also, you are correct.
6-17-2010 @ 12:12AM
@AldenI NO RIGHT!? Who has the time to evaluate if you are in a 25 man!!! And thawedtheorc OBVIOUSLY never tried a 25 man OR HE WOULD KNOW TOO ~queef~It is very easy to make assumptions about people, but in general (just to prove a point), Thawedtheorc is right. As of TBC, raid sizes have been 25 man at max which is a DAMNED sight smaller than 40 mans of yesteryear. In fact, 20 mans used to be the "easy" ones to put together. People are just too damned impatient these days with their new-fangled cross-server queues and them fancy epic flying mounts. Why back in my day, we had to actually WALK to our raids and we had to do crazy long attunements. *Splut* Dag-nabbit, there go my dentures.
6-17-2010 @ 8:45AM
I'm not sure why Alden got down voted as he is only stating the truth. thawedtheorc is the kind of person that, because of one bad time, instantly forms an opinion of gearscore as bad or terrible, when it was just that player."Man that paladin isn't buffing correctly even though I set his Pallypower up, damn that addon is retarded lawl.""Whatever you do don't decurse the tank! OMG someone decursed him!" "..Sorry it showed up on my decursive bar." "Oh wow that addon must be retarded."...is what you sound like.I bet half of the people that whine about gearscore don't know you can /gs and get their gear information, including what spec the gear is for, to ward off those "herp derp I can wear cloth as a warrior and get good gearscore so it fails, lawl" people.Not only that, it shows raid experience. It's almost like you can use gear score to inspect people!!I'll fix your last statements for you:thawedtheorc:Gearscore is simply for the time conscious and knowledgeable player who knows he can save time by rounding up people with an average score and then inspecting them, rather than wasting the time to inspect every payer that whispers him, or relying on the word of someone he's never met on their raiding skill, period. (I know some just have those completely carefree lives that they have the time to sit in Dalaran for a half hour and inspect player, who are undergeared but read a website on how to gem, and then take their word of skill on faith, only to wipe on Deathwhisper..) /rolls eyesAlden:"It is very easy to make assumptions about addons, but in general (just to prove a point), Thawedtheorc is one of those people. As of TBC, raid sizes have been 25 man at max which is a DAMNED sight smaller than 40 mans of yesteryear. In fact, 20 mans used to be the "easy" ones to put together, because you didn't have to carry me and the other 15 people who weren't geared enough to even be there. People are just too damned time-constrained these days with their lives outside of wow and them fancy alts that don't have to raid through every outdated raid just to catch up. Why back in my day, QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ"But really though, get elitist group and only refer to gearscore for an idea of the players gear range. I know I'll get downvoted but it was fun.
6-17-2010 @ 8:48AM
Sorry Alden, I meant Socialcockroach, you're all good.
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